Boston Public Market Opens Today!
Hooray – we finally have an indoor farmers market! The Boston Public Market celebrates its grand opening today, and I had the chance to stop in yesterday and check it out. Located along the Greenway above the Haymarket MBTA stop (100 Hanover Street), the space currently holds 37 local vendors, with the possibility of adding more. The local focus of the market is really special – all 37 vendors are growing or using the products of New England! Farms represented include Siena Farms, Silverbrook Farm, and Stillman’s Farm, along with Cornerstalk Farm’s leafy greens grown in shipping containers in East Boston (so creative).
For the meat-eaters among us, there are a number of vendors selling locally-raised meat, prepared foods, and eggs. Red’s Best occupies a large area and will be selling fillets and shellfish, along with sushi, lobster rolls, and other classic takeout items.
Other local favorites include Union Square Donuts, Bon Me, Nella Pasta, Q’s Nuts, and Taza Chocolate. I was captivated by the gorgeous summer flowers everywhere I looked! Below from Silverbrook Farm and Stow Greenhouses.
The space includes lots of fun touches, such as a cookbook exchange wall (spotted: local chef and blogger at Food in my Beard Dan Whalen with his book!), a ‘Hopsters Alley‘ full of New England beers and spirits, and chairs made out of lobster cages.
Adjacent to the market area is the KITCHEN, a space that will house cooking classes, demonstrations, yoga classes, and more, organized by The Trustees. Summer programming begins in mid-August, and includes all price points. The current schedule can be seen here.
The market is open Wednesday-Sunday from 8am to 8pm. See a full list of vendors here.