Wednesday – Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm
The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring about 30 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 Wednesday— Saturday, 8:00am — 6:00pm.
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.
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Kurt Wm. Hemr
Attorney, Skadden Arps
Senior Financial Advisor, Boston Collegiate Charter School
Partner, Bain and Company
Lauren K. Stein
Cookbook Author and Journalist
Founder, Sitari Capital and Managing Partner, Fresh Source Capital
Retired Partner, WilmerHale
Donald Wiest, Esq.
Attorney, Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner, P.C.
Marlo Fogelman, Esq.
Principal, marlo marketing
Director, John W. Henry Family Foundation
Food Entrepreneurship Faculty and Director of Food Sol at Babson College
Mary Jo Meisner
Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative
Mary Beth Pearlberg
Boston Public Market Guided Tours
2020 Update: We are currently not hosting regularly scheduled tours. To inquire about the possibility of a private tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to schedule a field trip.
Work at the Market
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.
The Boston Public Market runs two seasonal farmers markets: Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway (Tuesdays & Thursdays, May – November) and Boston Public Market at Seaport (Saturdays, June – September). Products include farm fresh produce; 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.
CLICK HERE for the full vendor lineups!
Vendors interested in selling at our 2021 farmers markets can email Carrie DeWitt at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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).