Phillips House kitchen comes to Salem Farmers' Market
July 2, 2012
The Salem Farmers' Market enters its third year of supporting local agriculture, providing convenient and congenial means of purchasing local foods, and enhancing the quality of life for those who work and live in Salem, Massachusetts. Historic New England’s Phillips House has been a non-profit partner at the market since its inception.
New this year is a partnership with the Picklepot, a local kitchen supply and spice shop. The shop owners have loaned the Phillips House a number of items from their own antique kitchen collection so that Historic New England can share the stories of kitchens and technology with the visitors to the Salem Farmers' Market, much in the way they do at the museum at 34 Chestnut Street.
Besides a guessing game with the kitchen gadgets and gizmos, the Historic New England booth shares information about upcoming community events, membership, and tours, and sells kitchen-related items from the Phillips House gift shop, all of which support the mission of both the market and Historic New England. The visitors who joined us on our first trip to the market this year were a combination of long-standing Historic New England members and those who were eager to learn more about us as an organization. One remarked, “It’s great that you’ve brought the kitchen outside for everyone to experience.”
Dates for July and August are to be determined, but in the meantime, the Salem Farmers' Market is open every Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a selection of local produce, meats, and prepared foods, and also features weekly cooking demonstrations and entertainment.