The Boston Public Market opened its doors on July 30th, bringing fresh, local food to the people of Boston five days a week and giving them a new opportunity to taste, buy, and learn about the bounty of New England. The 28,000-square-foot Market houses over 35 farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New England, selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods.
The Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, is open Wednesday — Sunday, 8 a.m. — 8 p.m. A list of vendors can be found at www.bostonpublicmarket.org/vendors.
In celebration of the Market’s launch, a video that visually represents the official “opening” can be viewed on our blog.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony on opening day, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke about the economic impact created by the development and operation of the Market. The project created 100 construction jobs and there are well over 100 new retail jobs at the Market.
The Boston Public Market is the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the United States. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England. Our 15 farm vendors sell more than 280 farm goods sourced from over 80 New England farms, representing more than 7,000 acres of New England farmland. Boston Public Market vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT and Boston Bounty Bucks for all eligible market products.
The Boston Public Market is a civic resource, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. The Market includes a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen, programmed by The Trustees of Reservations, the Market’s programming partner, with hands-on cooking demos, lectures, family activities, exercise classes, training and community event opportunities. Programs are offered by a diverse group of non-profit organizations and for-profit partners, including America’s Test Kitchen, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Boston Children’s Museum, Project Bread, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, UMASS Amherst, Community Servings, Let’s Talk About Food, and REI.
The Boston Public Market is located in downtown Boston’s emerging Market District, next to the Haymarket pushcart vendors and the historic Blackstone Block, and it sits on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Freedom Trail. 100 Hanover Street also contains the Boston RMV branch, entrances to the Haymarket MBTA station, and a parking garage. Two Hubway bikeshare stations are located nearby, and on-site bike parking is being installed this fall. The construction of the Market, as well as its continued operations, prioritizes green practices and energy and water efficiency. The Market has registered for LEED certification and is tracking towards LEED Silver.
To learn more about the new Market, check out recent updates on our blog:
- The KITCHEN is Open!
- Dewey Square Cookbook Author Series
- Boston Bounty Bucks
- New Website
- Cookbook Exchange
- Food Rescue and Composting Programs
For more information, visit www.bostonpublicmarket.org, Facebook (Facebook.com/BostonPublicMarket), Twitter (@BosPublicMarket), and Instagram (@BostonPublicMarket). You can follow all the activity at the Market by using #bostonpublicmarket.