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Kids in The KITCHEN

Presented by The Trustees

Join us in The KITCHEN for a series of cooking classes for kids ages 6-12 to learn about local food and the journey it makes from the farm to the table. In these hands-on classes, kids explore and taste the seasonal bounty of the region through the local vendors of the Boston Public Market.

These classes are held in collaboration with vendors in the Boston Public Market and are taught by market vendor cooks or farmers who tell first-hand stories about where the ingredients are sourced and how they are grown/made.

Classes will be held on the following Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am:

  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • December 9
  • December 16
  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 10
  • March 24

Parents: You are welcome to stay and watch the activity during the class. If you would like to leave your kids in the KITCHEN without you, please do not leave the Boston Public Market, and please plan to pick them up promptly after the 1-hour class has concluded.

Classes are deliberately small (max 12 kids) so please register in advance to guarantee your spot.

IF YOUR CHILD HAS A FOOD ALLERGY, please email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org and provide details of what foods to avoid.

October 14 | Focus on Fall Veggies with Stillman's Farm

We'll be learning all about the different varieties of fall veggies grown on our local farms with Stillman's Farm. Kids will learn about the different types of fall squashes - spaghetti squash, honeynut, butternut, and so many others - and will cook up a seasonal fall dish. Tis the season for fresh vegetables, so let's learn all we can.

October 21 | Fall Fruits – Apples and Pears

We’ll learn about natural sugars, energy and vitamins while cooking and baking with fall fruits – apples and pears from Stillman's Farm, Siena Farm, and Red Apple Farm. First we’ll blend up a green smoothie using apples, kale, and yogurt from Appleton Farms. Then we’ll bake a pear crumble with granola crust.

October 28 | Fall Greens and Squashes

Vegetables come from all different parts of a plant – some are leaves, some are seed bearing, and others are roots! We’re going back to biology class to learn about our favorite food group while we also learn to blend and sauté veggies. We’ll be making kale pesto and sautéed squash using ingredients from Stillman's Farm and fresh Nella Pasta.

November 18 | Proteins: Animal vs Plant

We’re making a chicken and white bean soup as we learn about different kinds of proteins: animal vs. plant, local vs. conventional, and beans, nuts & seeds. We'll be using meats from Chestnut Farm, beans from Stillman's and nuts from Q's nuts.

December 9 | Say Cheese!

Making cheese at home is easy – and we can prove it! Kids will learn to separate curds from whey and will create fresh ricotta from scratch. We’ll also talk about fermentation, friendly bacteria, and how all our favorite cheeses (blue, brie, cheddar) are made. We’ll use our handmade ricotta on Levend Bagels to make pizza bagels.

December 16 | Shop Locally & Save the World

We’re going on a shopping spree in the market to get all our favorite foods – come with us! We’ll stop at different vendors in the market and learn about what’s seasonally available and why local matters. After we’ve shopped, we’ll make an omelet with winter veggies and cheese from Appleton Farms.

Tickets: $9 for Trustees members and $15 for General Tickets (non-members). Join The Trustees and receive 20%-50% off all classes, workshops, and events at The KITCHEN and all Trustees properties.

About The Trustees and The KITCHEN

As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.

The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.

Join The Trustees and receive 20%-50% off all classes, workshops, and events at The KITCHEN and all Trustees properties.

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