The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from Massachusetts and New England. The Market houses 40 local farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; beverages; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England.
The Boston Public Market is a dynamic civic space, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In addition to 40 permanent vendors and a number of rotating short-term “pop-up” vendors, the Boston Public Market includes the KITCHEN, a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen programmed by The Trustees, the Market’s programming partner, with opportunities such as hands-on cooking demos, lectures, family activities, exercise classes, training and community events. The Boston Public Market features countless opportunities to meet and learn from local farmers, fishers and specialty food entrepreneurs, and includes additional features such as a cookbook exchange, a kid’s nook, and even a working bee hive.
The Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02108, is open Monday— Saturday, 8:00am — 8:00pm, Sunday 10:00am — 8:00pm, year-round.
Development of the Boston Public Market was a partnership between the not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association, individual and corporate donors, foundations, the City of Boston, and the project’s seed funder, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Boston Public Market Association (a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization) developed and operates the Boston Public Market with a public impact mission to support the farmers, fishers, and entrepreneurs who grow, catch and produce local food, and to nourish our community with food and experiences.
Our mission is to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community, and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation.
In 2001, the Boston Public Market Association was formed by a dedicated coalition of food lovers, food producers, and state and city officials. After years of work advocating for the development of a public market in Boston, they gained the support of elected officials and helped identify a permanent site for the market. In 2011, state and city officials settled on a location for the market on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, directly above the Haymarket MBTA station.
The Market spans the ground floor of 100 Hanover Street, which also contains the Boston RMV branch, entrances to the Haymarket MBTA station, vent stacks for the Interstate-93 tunnel, and a parking garage. The building and the Market’s location had been vacant for over 12 years. This location is part of Boston’s emerging Market District, along with the Haymarket open-air fruit and vegetable market and the historic Blackstone Block. After the Boston Public Market Association raised $13 million for the design, permitting, and construction of the Market, oversaw an on-time construction process, and brought together many of the region’s top food producers, the Market opened on July 30, 2015.
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Take a free, one hour, guided tour of the Boston Public Market to learn about our unique story, explore the space,
and meet the makers who grow, catch, brew, raise, cultivate, bake, ferment, cook, and harvest their food.
Email Malia Maier, Marketing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up in advance or show up at the Market (first come, first served). Tours can accommodate 2 people minimum, 20 maximum. Tour guide companies interested in bringing a large group to the Market will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should contact email@example.com in advance for scheduling.
Tours are offered during non-peak Market hours:
Thursdays: 6:30-7:30 pm
Sundays: 10:30-11:30 am
Meet your tour guide at the Info Desk, located by the main entrance at the corner of Congress Street and Hanover
Boston Public Market is operated by the 501(c) 3 non-profit Boston Public Market Association. We provide tours free of charge to our community and welcome donations to operate the program.
It is important to our Market community to educate children in order to build good habits and grow a love and
understanding of healthy, local food.
Interested in taking your class on a field trip to the Market? Let them meet the farmers, fishers, and food
producers and learn how food goes from the farm to their plate. They’ll learn about food sources, production, and
nutrition, sample fresh local foods like strawberries and snap peas, and roll-up their sleeves to get in on the action!
Email Mackenzie Sehlke, Director, Programming & Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a field trip.
The Market Meeting Table is an open table within the Boston Public Market that can be reserved for private meetings or gatherings. Customers can walk through the market, select what they would like to eat, and bring it to the table. Anyone can request to reserve the table, which comfortably seats 10-12 people. BPM requests a donation of $25 per hour.
To request a reservation, please email Peter Simonelli, Director of Market Operations at email@example.com with your requested date, time, and number of guests for the reservation.
The Boston Public Market (BPM) is seeking local businesses interested in becoming permanent vendors at the market. The indoor marketis designed to showcase the variety and quality of food grown, produced or caught in Massachusetts and throughout New England. This opportunity will offer prime retail space for local producers in the heart of Boston's emerging Market District. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Apply to work with the vendors at the Boston Public Market.
Our vendors are dedicated to showcasing the variety and quality of food grown, produced, and caught in Massachusetts and throughout New England. Farmers, fishers, cheese mongers, bakers, dairymen, flower sellers and specialty food producers all come together under one roof to create a unique, vibrant retail community in the heart of Boston.
Boston Public Market vendors are looking for motivated, passionate, customer service-oriented individuals to represent their businesses as customer service representatives, food preparers, and retailers at the Market.
If you are interested in working with our talented vendors, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your letter of interest, please indicate if you are interested in working for a specific vendor or in a specific type of work (for example, retail/food, prep/customer service).
Basic Application Process
Please note: Vendors will conduct interviews and follow-up as needed. No additional communication or follow up will come from the Boston Public Market. No phone calls please.
The Boston Public Market runs a seasonal farmers market each year along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, featuring over 20 local producers. Products include farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several “grab-and-go” lunch options. Vendors who are interested in selling at our 2016 farmers market can email email@example.com for an application.
The Boston Public Market is proud to participate in the City of Boston’s Bounty Bucks program. The Boston Bounty Bucks program provides a dollar for dollar match for SNAP customers to spend at participating farmers markets and the Boston Public Market. Bounty Bucks coupons are distributed at the Market on:
Wednesday & Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
The Boston Public Market is located directly above the Haymarket MBTA station (Orange and Green Lines, MBTA bus routes) and three blocks from North Station (Commuter Rail & Amtrak, Orange and Green Lines). Bike parking is located directly outside the Market on the plaza opposite the Greenway. Two Hubway bike share stations are located nearby, on Cross Street across the Greenway and on Congress Street along the side of City Hall.
Directly above the Market is the Parcel 7 (Haymarket) Parking Garage (entrance on Sudbury Street). Boston Public Market vendors validate parking for Parcel 7, with proof of purchase, for a rate of $3 for up to 3 hours. In addition, the Government Center Garage, located at 50 New Sudbury Street, is also next door to the Market (parking not validated).