100 Hanover Street at Haymarket Station
Monday – Tuesday: 8am – 6pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 8am–7pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
The Pine Bar – OPEN LATE!
Sunday – Tuesday: 8pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 10pm
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.
Market on a Mission
As a non-profit, the Boston Public Market Association is a “Market on a Mission” to nurture local entrepreneurs who have barriers to fully participating in the Market, educate our visitors on the importance of a resilient and equitable food system, celebrate the bounty of all of New England, and cultivate a diverse community around food. 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.
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 and experiences.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity is grounded in the Boston Public Market’s mission to cultivate a diverse community around food – for the simple reason that the convening power of food offers an opportunity to nourish our entire community with experiences, conversations, and education.
We will strive to identify the barriers, in particular for small business owners of color, and be thoughtful about methods in which the Boston Public Market can contribute to mitigating those roadblocks. The situation requires a dynamic approach as we determine how to best shepherd in a new, diverse generation of entrepreneurs into our existing, supportive community of local vendors.
Creating an inclusive, civic space for everyone — our region’s farmers, fishers, food entrepreneurs, neighbors, customers, and partners — is an initiative that will require ongoing education, adaptability, and reflection.
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
Mary Jo Meisner
Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative
Partner, Bain and Company
Marlo Fogelman, Esq.
Principal, marlo marketing
Senior Financial Advisor, Boston Collegiate Charter School
Donald Wiest, Esq.
Attorney, Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner, P.C.
Kurt Wm. Hemr
Attorney, Skadden Arps
Founder, Sitari Capital and Managing Partner, Fresh Source Capital
Pratt Norton Wiley
President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc
Managing Director, Spectrum Equity
Lauren K. Stein
Cookbook Author and Journalist
Boston Public Market Guided Tours
2023 Update: Join us every Friday at 11AM for a Tour & Tasting of the BPM!
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 Jen Bailey 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.
See what job opportunities are currently available in the market.
The Market also relies upon our dedicated volunteers, who serve as ambassadors, assisting and engaging customers to ensure a vibrant, enjoyable market experience. Our volunteers provide customer service, operations assistance, public education and special events assistance. Learn more about our volunteer program here.
The Boston Public Market runs a seasonal farmers markets at Dewey Square on The Greenway (Thursdays, June – November). 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 2023 farmers market can email Gina Cassara 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).