Upcoming Local Food Market Will Donate Leftover Food to Community Partners, Garden Compost Food Scraps
BOSTON– The Boston Public Market today announced a set of partnerships with local food rescue companies,
community partners, and a composting company that will permit the upcoming local grocery store to fight appetite in
Boston, make sure convenience for the marketplace’s farmers and food manufacturers, and decrease food waste.
The Boston Public Market will house over 35 farmers, fishermen, and food manufacturers from Massachusetts and
throughout New England, selling items such as farm fresh fruit and vegetables; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and
shellfish; bread and baked items; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. The Boston
Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, will be open Wednesday– Sunday, 8
a.m.– 8 p.m, beginning on July 30.
Under the newly-announced food rescue program at the marketplace, suppliers can contribute leftover and underutilized food
that would otherwise be discarded to the market’s non-profit food rescue partners: The Greater Boston Food Bank and Lovin’
Spoonfuls. The food will then be distributed to locations like The Daily Table in
Dorchester, Haley House Pastry shop Café’s weekly “< a href= “http://haleyhouse.org/what-we-do/food-programs/community-tables/” > Neighborhood Tables” supper, the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Boston Rescue
Mission, Rosie’s Location, and the Pine Street Inn, which are all GBFB member companies and get most of
their food from them. The food can then be prepared and served to those in requirement.
” It’s exceptionally essential to us at the Boston Public Market that everyone in our community has access to healthy,
regional food,” stated Boston Public Market CEO Liz Morningstar. “Through these collaborations, we can ensure that
every bit of food in the Market is used by somebody who requires it, rather than merely being discarded.”
The Boston Public Market currently takes pleasure in strong, multi-year relationships with numerous local food rescue
organizations, and the marketplace’s 2 seasonal outdoor farmers markets currently contribute surplus food. The marketplace
strategies to continue these existing relationships while adding new ones, rotating the neighborhood organizations that
receive contributions on a regular monthly basis.
” The Greater Boston Food Bank is pleased to be able to connect numerous of our regional member companies, including the
New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Rosie’s Place and the Pine Street Inn, with the brand-new Boston Public
Market,” stated Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. “Working with like-minded
organizations to reduce waste is in keeping with our mission to end appetite here in eastern Massachusetts.
Partnerships like this show The Greater Boston Food Bank’s longstanding commitment to supply healthy food to
those in need while promoting healthy communities.”
” Lovin’ Spoonfuls is delighted to extend our powerful partnership with The Boston Public Market,” stated Ashley
Stanley, Founder/Executive Director of Lovin’ Spoonfuls. “Lovin’ Spoonfuls had been rescuing extraordinary regional
item from the Dewey Square Farmers Market for several years, keeping it out of landfills and distributing it to
those in need. With the exciting addition of the Boston Public Market, we are happy to link the bounty of fresh,
healthy and regional fare to underserved neighborhoods.”
Food scraps and other natural product from Market suppliers that can not be contributed will be composted through a.
partnership with CERO, a Boston worker-owned cooperative business that.
deals lose decrease services. CERO delivers organic waste to composting centers, where it is become rich.
soil for growing tomorrow’s food.
” CERO Cooperative takes pride in our role as environmental stewards producing excellent jobs supporting green.
businesses,” stated Lor Holmes, a CERO worker-owner. “We value our partnerships with the Boston Public Market,.
grocers, restaurants, growers and gleaners as we all sign up with together to develop thriving sustainable neighborhoods.”.
The Boston Public Market is a 28,000 square foot long-term, year-round, self-reliant market that supplies fresh.
local food to consumers from all earnings levels and nurtures our community.
The marketplace lies in downtown Boston’s emerging Market District, next to the Haymarket pushcart suppliers and the.
historic Blackstone Block, and it rests on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Liberty Path. 100 Hanover Street likewise.
includes the Boston RMV branch, entryways to the Haymarket MBTA station, and a parking garage. 2 Hubway stations.
are located nearby.
The Boston Public Market is the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the United States. Whatever cost.
the Market is produced or comes from in New England. Boston Public Market vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT for.
all eligible market items.
The Market is a civic resource, informing the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In addition to.
more than 35 supplier stalls, the Boston Public Market includes a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen, programmed.
by The Trustees of Appointments, the marketplace’s lead programs partner, with chances such as hands-on cooking.
demos, lectures, family activities, workout classes, training and community events.
To find out more, see www.bostonpublicmarket.org, Facebook (< a href=" https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boston-Public-Market-Association/93733621984" > Facebook.com/ BostonPublicMarket),
Twitter (@BosPublicMarket), and Instagram (< a href="https://instagram.com/bostonpublicmarket" > @BostonPublicMarket). You can follow all the activity at the Market.
by using #bostonpublicmarket.
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