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Kids & Family Programming: April Vacation Week

KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market

Help to teach kids and their families about New England farmers and food!

For your tasks: generally, you’ll be helping set up the room, facilitate the event, and clean up once the event has finished. You’ll also get to learn and observe from the class & will even get to taste some things! Please wear comfy clothes & closed-toe, non-slip shoes.

Information on each of these can be found at www.BPMKitchen.Eventbrite.com. 

Kids in The KITCHEN
Monday, April 17 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Chef Cleo will lead the class in a lesson on all types of eggs! Learn the different parts of an egg, and how eggs differ by animal (chicken vs. duck) and conventional eggs vs. pasture-raised eggs. Kids will then make their own omelet using eggs from Chestnut Farm and veggies from Stillman’s Farm. Kids age 6+ welcome.

Taza Earth Day Chocolate Dirt Pudding
Tuesday, April 18 from 12:00-4:30 PM
What better way to spend Earth Day than by playing with dirt? Chocolate dirt pudding that is! Join Taza Chocolate for an Earth Day activity decorating a Taza Chocolate Pudding with chocolate"dirt", chewy gummy worms, and other treats from the Boston Public Market. This is a fun and yummy way to celebrate the start of the spring growing season with kids (and kids at heart)! Taza Chocolate Bar’s Christine Vistro will lead you and the kids through making delicious chocolate pudding from Taza Chocolate. Toppings for decorating will be provided, and all ingredients will be dairy free, gluten free, and vegan! Kids age 6+ welcome.

Kids in The KITCHEN
Tuesday, April 18 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Learn all about compost with Adam from City Compost! Adam will talk about different types of garbage and why composting is important, the benefits of compost, and then will lead everyone in a game to separate out compostables, recyclables, and trash in two or more teams. And finally, kids will get their hands in some fresh compost dirt and will make dirt bombs with local flower seeds to take home with them and plant in their own backyard or indoor planter. Kids age 6+ welcome.

Kids in The KITCHEN
Wednesday, April 19 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Red’s Best will lead a class focused on local seafood species. First, kids will play the Fish ID game and will learn how to spot edible & delicious fish species that are local to Massachusetts waters. Then they will make a kid-friendly crispy fish stick & lemony dipping sauce using Red’s Best freshest catch of the day. Kids age 6+ welcome.

Bread Making 101 with Chef Cleo
Thursday, April 20 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Join us in The KITCHEN to learn just how easy and satisfying it is to make bread in your own home. A classic favorite, the honey-wheat loaf featured in this class is great for sandwiches or to round out any dinner. Mix, knead, and shape your own loaf to take with you and bake at home, and sample the finished product with local cheeses from the Appleton Farms cheese shop at The Boston Public Market! Kids age 5+ and families welcome. 

Kids in The KITCHEN
Saturday, April 22 from 9:00AM-11:30AM
It’s Earth Day and we’re focused on food waste! Chef Cleo will lead the group through a lesson on how to utilize food that is commonly thrown away. Kids will make a sweet & tart rhubarb muffin using carrot skins & orange peel that might have normally been thrown away (but is perfectly clean & edible). Kids age 6+ welcome.

Please email Sarah at smoser@thetrustees.org if you have any questions.


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