Bostonians can look forward to welcoming the fall – and all of the seasonal New England food that comes with it – at several free community events during September at the new Boston Public Market.
“The Market is a community hub, offering the opportunity to discover new foods, to meet the people who grew or produced them, and to learn more about where they are from and how to prepare them,” said Boston Public Market CEO Liz Morningstar. “We’re excited to host fun, free events for residents, families and visitors throughout the fall harvest, arguably New England’s most beautiful season of all.”
Events in September include:
Sampling Night at the Market (Thursday, 9/17, 5-7 p.m.)
New guests and Market regulars will have a special opportunity to explore the Market and taste the bounty of New England as they enjoy free samples, shop, and meet the Market’s farmers, fishermen, and food purveyors to learn about their offerings.
An Apple a Day… (Friday, 9/18, all day)
Each K-12 student who visits the Market will receive an apple from one of our farms in honor of the new season and our mission to provide fresh, healthy food and nutritional education. Local farmers will be on hand to talk about New England apples, and Red Apple Farm will showcase their antique apple cider press. Additional details on apple-related programing to follow.
New England Aquarium Tide Pool Touch Tank (Wednesday, 9/23, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Children and adults will have the chance to meet and pet horseshoe crabs, stingrays, and lobsters when the New England Aquarium’s Tide Pool Touch Tank visits the Market’s Kid’s Nook space. Aquarium educators, as well as the Market’s in-house seafood experts, Red’s Best, will be available to answer any questions about sea life.
Live Music Night at the Market (Thursday, 9/24, 5-7:30 p.m.)
Live tunes from a local Berklee College of Music band will let customers make an evening out of their shopping experience at the Market.
One City One Story
At the Cookbook Library from 9/8 through 10/23, readers can pick up a free copy of Jennifer De Leon’s “Home Movie,” the 2015 One City One Story selection. One City One Story is an annual initiative that distributes a short story throughout the city, free of charge, to spread the joy of reading for pleasure among the teens and adults of Boston, and to create a community around a shared reading experience. Readers are invited to participate in book discussion groups around the city after completing the story.
Events at the KITCHEN
Throughout the year, the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, programmed by The Trustees, offers hundreds of free and fee-based events, such as hands-on cooking demos, lectures, family activities, and exercise classes with over 40 partners, including Project Bread, Let’s Talk About Food and the Boston Children’s Museum. To view the schedule and sign up for classes, visit bostonpublicmarket.org/kitchen. Free classes in September include:
REI Hosts: Thursday Morning Run Club starting at the Trustees’ Kitchen (Thursdays, 8 a.m.)
The REI Run Club, will help participants get going! A fun, motivational, and social learning environment to help improve running. The Run Club is open to participants of all running abilities and will maintain a 10:00-11:00 minute per mile pace for the average runner. Group runs are approximately 3 miles, with instruction throughout.
- Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.)
The Kitchen will provide weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Featuring seasonal produce or products from the market. Producers, chefs and experts are on hand to inform and enlighten how the food is grown, processed and distributed, as well as providing tips for storage and production. This includes learning about varieties of seasonal products sold at the Market such as apples, berries, peaches, tomatoes, edible flowers and more.
- Trustees and Project Bread Present: Fresh Fast & Delicious for Less (Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1-1:45 p.m.)
Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.
The Boston Public Market is located in downtown Boston’s emerging Market District, next to the Haymarket pushcart vendors and the historic Blackstone Block, and it sits on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Freedom Trail.