The Market

100 Hanover Street at Haymarket Station

Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring 35 New England artisans and food producers housed under one roof offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items. Residents and visitors alike can find seasonal, locally sourced food from Massachusetts and New England, including fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seafood, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, and prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England, as the seasons allow.

The Market is a civic, community-building space for farmers, fishers, food entrepreneurs, neighbors, customers, and partners who come together around the common culture of food. We create opportunity for small businesses to thrive, and nourish our community with experiences, conversation, and education about public health and the impact of buying local food. Year-round festivals, workshops, cooking classes, and tours create an engaging, educational experience and a vibrant environment for everyone.

The Boston Public Market Association, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, developed and operates the Market with public impact goals to support: economic development, New England food system resilience, public health and education, affordability, and access. Development of the Boston Public Market in 2015 was a partnership between the 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, located at 100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02108, is open Monday— Saturday8:00am — 8:00pm, Sunday 10:00am — 6:00pm, year-round.

Mission

Our mission is to support New England producers, provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, educate the public about local sourcing and nutrition, and build a community around food. 

History

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.

About_8The 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.

Awards

Staff

  • Amanda Campbell

    Marketing & Communications Director

  • Carrie DeWitt

    Director of Community Engagement

  • Casey Hogan

    Sr. Operations Manager, New Vendor Relations

  • Cheryl Cronin

    CEO

  • Jennifer Bailey

    Assistant Operations Manager

  • Katja Lange

    Operations Manager, Facilities

  • Liane Kush

    Director of Administration and Finance

  • Tim Johnson

    Marketing Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Navjeet Bal

    Treasurer

    Vice President and General Counsel

    Social Finance US

  • Dave Clark

    Managing Director, Citizens Bank

  • Marlo Fogelman, Esq.

    Principal, marlo marketing

  • Rachel Greenberger

    Food Entrepreneurship Faculty and Director of Food Sol at Babson College

  • Kurt Wm. Hemr

    Attorney, Skadden Arps

  • Linda Pizzuti Henry

    Managing Director, The Boston Globe

  • Brian Kinney

    Management Consultant

  • Mary Jo Meisner

    Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

  • Jan Saglio

    Senior Financial Advisor, Boston Collegiate Charter School

  • Lisa Sebesta

    Founder, Sitari Capital and Managing Partner, Fresh Source Capital

  • Charles SteelFisher

    Founder, Alipes

  • Lauren K. Stein

    Cookbook Author and Journalist

  • Sam Thakarar

    Clerk

    Partner, Bain and Company

  • Robert Tuchmann

    Board Chair

    Retired Partner, WilmerHale

  • Charlotte Vena

    Director, John W. Henry Family Foundation

  • Donald Wiest, Esq.

    Vice Chair

    Attorney, Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner, P.C.

Board of Advisors

  • Lauren Abda

  • Sydney Asbury

  • Ilene Bezahler

  • Jay Blackwell

  • Patrick Campbell

  • Kate Cook

  • Annie Copps

  • Chris Douglass

  • Bill Dowling

  • Jen Faigel

  • Kendra Foley

  • Richard Garver

  • Peter Gori

  • Joe Hanley

  • Kerry Harrison

  • Tom Jones

  • Louisa Kasdon

  • Clare Kelly

  • Sofiya Klein

  • Martha Laposata

  • Alex Lewin

  • Tom O’Brien

  • Mary Pasciucco

  • Mary Beth Pearlberg

  • Colette Phillips

  • Jan Saragoni

  • Gus Schumacher

    In Memoriam

  • Fredi Shonkoff

  • Jamie Simchik

Boston Public Market Guided Tours

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.

Tours are typically offered Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10am and 11am. Please email tours@bostonpublicmarket.org to confirm availability. If you would like to schedule a tour outside of these hours, please give us at least one week advance notice so we can do our best to accommodate you.About_9

Tours can accommodate 20 people maximum. Larger groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should contact us in advance for scheduling. 

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.

Boston Public Market Class Field Trips

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 Carrie DeWitt at cdewitt@bostonpublicmarket.org to schedule a field trip.

Private Event Rental

Plan your next corporate or private event with the Boston Public Market! With space for up to 800 guests and catering options from our local vendors, the possibilities are endless - host your next staff party, networking event or reception right on the Market Floor and enjoy the unique, vibrant atmosphere. Click here for more details and contact Carrie DeWitt, Director of Community Engagement to discuss your next event: 617-973-4909 x202 or cdewitt@bostonpublicmarket.org.

Reserve the Market Meeting Table

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 Carrie DeWitt, Director of Community Engagement at cdewitt@bostonpublicmarket.org with your requested date, time, and number of guests for the reservation.

Become a Vendor

The Boston Public Market (BPM) is seeking local businesses interested in becoming permanent vendors at the market. The indoor market is 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.

If you are interested in applying, CLICK HERE and fill out our Intent to Apply Form.

Work at the Market

About_4Apply 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.

See what job opportunities are currently available in the market.

Seasonal Markets

The Boston Public Market runs three seasonal farmers markets: Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway (Tuesdays & Thursdays, May - November), Boston Public Market at Seaport (Wednesdays, June - October), and Boston Public Market at City Hall Plaza (Tuesdays & Thursdays, May - November). 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 interested in selling at our 2019 farmers markets can email chogan@bostonpublicmarket.org for an application.

SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Boston Public Market will provide year-round access to fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels. Boston Public Market vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT for all eligible market products.

Massachusetts' Healthy Incentives Program

The Boston Public Market is proud to participate in the Massachusetts' Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). This statewide program matches SNAP recipients' purchases of local fruits and vegetables. SNAP recipients will receive an instant, dollar-for-dollar match credited to their EBT card on eligible purchases made at Boston Public Market produce vendors. The earned incentives can be used right away or saved for future purchases.

The HIP incentive benefit has a monthly cap based on household size:

Household Size: 1-2 persons | HIP monthly cap: $40

Household Size: 3-5 persons | HIP monthly cap: $60 

Household Size: 6+ persons | HIP monthly cap: $80

*Note: As of June 1, 2017, the Boston Public Market will no longer distribute nor accept Boston Bounty Bucks coupons.

Parking

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.

About_10Directly 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).

Frequently Asked Questions

THE MARKET

  • What are your hours?

    • The Boston Public Market is open Monday — Saturday, 8:00am — 8:00pm || Sunday 10:00am — 6:00pm, year-round. Some vendors open at 9am or 10am Monday – Thursday; please check with a vendor directly to confirm their specific hours.

    • Holiday Closures (please check our social media handles or our website homepage closer to these holidays for confirmation)

      • New Years Day: Closed
      • Easter: Closed

      • 4th of July: Closed

      • Memorial Day: Closed

      • Labor Day: Closed

      • Thanksgiving Day: Closed
      • Christmas Eve: Closing at 3pm

      • Christmas Day: Closed

      • New Years Eve: Closing at 3pm

 

  • What businesses are located in the Market?

    • The BPM features nearly 35 New England food producers and artisans offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items. For a full list of vendors click here.

 

  • What types of products do the vendors carry?

    • What’s exciting about visiting the BPM is that no two days are the same. As a Market that focuses on seasonality, all of our vendors feature products that highlight New England’s four seasons, including fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seafood, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, and prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. To get an idea of what’s in season, click here to visit our delivery service page.

    • To learn more about what grows in Massachusetts, click here.

 

  • Do you deliver?

    • Yes! Most of our vendors list their products with our partner Mercato, a delivery platform. Click here to browse hundreds of products and get them delivered right to your door!

 

  • Do you sell gift cards or gift baskets?

    • We sell BPM gift cards in amounts of $25, $50, and $100, which can be used at any vendor. BPM gift baskets are typically available through Mercato in November and December. Many individual vendors also sell their own gift cards and baskets. Check their websites or stalls for more information.

 

  • Do you accept SNAP/EBT?

    • We provide year-round access to fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels. BPM vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT for all eligible market products.

 

  • Is there a lost and found?

    • We’re sorry you lost something! We hold on to turned in lost items for two weeks before donating or disposing them. Click here to contact us.

 

  • Is public Wi-Fi available?

    • It is! The network name is “Boston Public Market WiFi” and it’s available for customer use for one hour.

 

  • Is the Market kid-friendly?

    • Yes, it is! The Kids’ Nook is a designated area for kids to gather and play. It is located in the Northeast corner of the Market at the bottom of the ramp, to the right of the Red’s Best stall.

    • There are often kids activities happening in the Market. Check our happenings page for upcoming events!

    • You can find high chairs in the Market HUB and Kids’ Nook.

 

  • Are animals allowed in the Market?

    • Unfortunately, no, even cute ones are not allowed. The City of Boston’s Health Department will not permit any animals inside the building since we are a food establishment. Certified service animals that are specifically trained to aid a person with a disability, however, are always welcome.

 

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Is parking available?

    • The BPM sits conveniently underneath the City of Boston’s Parcel 7 parking garage. Any vendor can validate your parking ticket upon purchase to give you 1-2 hours of parking for $1 and 3 hours for $3. After the 3-hour limit, regular rates apply.

 

  • How do I get to the Market from the T?

    • The BPM sits conveniently on top of the Haymarket T station. Take the Orange line or Green line (C or E) to “Haymarket” and you will find the BPM at 100 Hanover St. as soon as you get out of the station. You may find it helpful to look at the map at the bottom of our homepage.

 

  • Where can I find the recipe from my KITCHEN class and what other classes are offered?

    • The Trustees operates and programs activities in The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. More information and class schedules can be found here.

 

  • What else is located near you?

 

  • Where is the RMV?

    • The Boston RMV is in the same building as the Market, however, it’s address is listed as 136 Blackstone St. The main lobby can be accessed through the Market HUB or from the Market’s outside plaza.

 

MORE INFO

  • How do I become a vendor?

    • We are looking to partner with local businesses that grow, raise, catch, or produce quality products in Massachusetts and New England. Click here to learn more about how to become a vendor.

 

  • Are you hiring?

    • Vendors take responsibility for hiring their own staff. Applicants may visit individual vendors’ websites or stalls for job vacancies and applications. If the Boston Public Market Association is hiring, the job description and application instructions will be posted on this site.

 

  • How can I partner with you?

    • Get in touch! We are always looking for ways to get more involved in our surrounding community. Please start by contacting our Director of Community Engagement at cdewitt@bostonpublicmarket.org

 

  • How can I donate?

    • The nonprofit Boston Public Market Association developed and operates the Market. Your donations support our mission to create opportunity for the independent farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs of New England, and to nourish our community with food experiences. Click here to donate.

 

  • Are there any upcoming events?

    • Visit our Happenings page to learn more about what’s going on in the Market!