The Boston Public Market (BPM), a new indoor market slated to open inside the Haymarket T Station building next summer, has partnered with JP’s CropCircle Kitchen (CCK). That partnership will provide expertise, training and space for the new market vendors.
Groundbreaking for the new market space at the downtown T station was scheduled for Oct. 9, after the Gazette’s deadline.
Based in JP’s Brewery Complex at 284 Amory St., CCK operates shared-use commercial kitchens and culinary business incubators there and at a recently opened Dorchester site.
The Boston Public Market and CCK have also partnered with Interise, who provides a food business training seminar to aspiring entrepreneurs, CCK Interim Executive Director Jen Faigel told the Gazette.
“This new partnership between our organizations is a game-changer for local food businesses,” Faigel said in a press release. “It directly connects Interise’s excellent business education program with CCK’s hands-on food production training and shared kitchen facilities, and links them to the tremendous opportunity for retail sales at the new Boston Public Market.”
CCK will provide business training to vendors, as well as warehouse space and processing work, Faigel told the Gazette. That will include helping “their farmers to freeze, dry, jar or otherwise extend the shelf like of local produce. Think soups, frozen veggies or berries, dried peppers [or] frozen herbs packed in oil.”
CCK’s original JP space helped launch Batch ice cream, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese food truck, and Alex’s Ugly Sauce hot sauces.
CCK recently opened a second facility in the former Pearl hot dog factory in Dorchester. The Pearl Food Production Small Business Center features a state-of-the-art shared-use commercial kitchen, large cold and frozen storage space, and a separate commissary.