Shed those winter blues and gear up for spring this March at the Boston Public Market! Feel inspired to try new spring dishes, pick up a handmade treat from our local vendors, or check out promotions and classes happening all month long.
See details below about these March happenings and visit bostonpublicmarket.org for more information. Visit the Market’s 38 vendors, and explore their locally sourced and seasonal produce, meats, dairy, seafood, bread, prepared and specialty items, and more.
- PATRICK’S DAY (Thursday, March 17)
From corned beef and cabbage to a more unconventional meal, find a delicious range of ingredients for your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations at the Market. In honor of a day dedicated to “green,” bring the kids for a nutrition lesson and hands-on tasting of various local greens – arugula, kale, spinach, and more – they’ll learn that food can be tasty and fun! Enjoy special holiday vendor promotions, like Fish & Chips, corned beef brisket, green pasta, and Irish cream lattes. Visit our website for a list of specific vendor promotions.
MAPLE DAY (Sunday, March 20, 11am – 4pm)
It’s not just for breakfast! Maple’s natural sweet flavor can enhance any dish or beverage to give you a special twist on an old favorite. In celebration of March being Maple Month in Massachusetts, join us for a special day dedicated to all things maple, including a pancake brunch in the KITCHEN, maple tastings, Kids’ Nook activities, a visit from the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, maple candy (made right in front of you!), and special vendor promotions, like Maple Walnut Ice Cream, maple liquor tastings, and maple syrup drizzled over fresh ricotta. Visit our website for a list of specific vendor promotions.
FISH FRIDAYS DURING LENT
Take the opportunity of the season of Lent to brush off your favorite seafood recipes on Fridays. Find fresh seafood caught by local fishermen at the Market and ask employees for their favorite recipes. Enjoy specials and discounts, including: 10% off raw fish all Thursdays (4 – 8pm) and Fridays (8am – 8pm) at Red’s Best. Visit our website for a list of specific vendor promotions.
Hosting Easter celebrations for friends and family this year? Stop by the week of Easter to pre-order or purchase all of your holiday meal ingredients and desserts and find special promotions on cakes, holiday ham, lamb and roasts, handmade marshmallow chicks, and more. Visit our website for a list of specific vendor promotions.
Join us for special events at the Market this month, including:
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Under Loved White Fish: Pollock, Hake & Whiting (Red’s Best stall; 12-3PM) Join Red’s Best and Elaine J. Brewer, Information & Education Coordinator from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries, for a fun, hands-on info session at the Red’s Best stall to learn more about underutilized flaky white fish in New England. Free.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
Mixology: Spring Cocktail Shrubs (in the KITCHEN) (6-8pm) Spoiler alert: This kind of shrub isn’t found in the yard! The Mixologists from WanderLush will show you how to experiment with three basic shrub recipes and learn how to use the appropriate mixers or spirits with them. And, you’ll get to take home your own handmade shrub.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
Thriving Thursdays: Cleansing Spring Foods & Tonics (in the KITCHEN) (6-7:30pm) It’s time to say goodbye to Old Man Winter with some spring cleaning for your body! In this class we’ll discuss and sample some of the first emerging plants of the season, including dandelions, chickweed and violets. These often-overlooked plants are usually thought of as “weeds”, but they are in fact highly nutritive and beneficial plants, especially as we make the transition from winter to spring.