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    Vacation destination: Boston Public Market

    Let the kids get some yummy cooking tips.
    Let the kids get some yummy cooking tips.

    If you’re not heading somewhere warm during February school vacation, consider the exotic Boston Public Market instead. The market hosts several kid- and parent-friendly activities throughout the week of Feb. 19.

    Find out how to sneak vegetables into desserts with a presentation by Siena Farms (and learn how to make carrot cake cupcakes); learn the ins and outs of raising chickens — and discover which ones lay the tastiest eggs — from the experts at Chestnut Farms; and see how to make dogfish tacos (samples included, of course) with seafood purveyors from Red’s Best.

    The market also hosts focus groups for parents on Feb. 20 and 22 at 10 a.m. Stop by to talk to BPM staff and share ideas for kids’ programming. The event is kid-friendly, and snacks are included. Check out the full roster of vacation week programming at


    Kara Baskin can be reached at