Kick Off the New Year with the Boston Public Market

Try something new and check out recipes, classes, healthy living tips and more

BOSTON — In the spirit of a brand new year, start things right by challenging yourself to try something new and fresh with the help of the Boston Public Market. Test out a new recipe, try a new exercise class, or experiment with unique fish or produce that you’ve never tasted before.

Explore the new tastes and sights of the Market and stock-up for those cozy, snowy weekends; sign-up for our newsletter to receive a weekly guide to living a healthful lifestyle; and bring the kids to the Market so they can learn that food can be fun! Check out details below about these January happenings at the Boston Public Market and visit for more information.

Visit the Market’s 38 vendors, plus special short-term vendors, and explore their locally sourced and seasonal produce, meats, dairy, seafood, bread, prepared and specialty items, and more.

Hibernation Weekend Stock-up

If Mother Nature repeats herself after the winter of 2015, we will be prepared at the Boston Public Market! Indulge yourself in a cozy, warm weekend of hibernation, Netflix binging, and of course – good eats. Visit the Market to enjoy special stock-up promotions from several vendors, including:

  • Boston Honey Company – During the months of January and February, buy any 2 jars of Massachusetts monofloral honeys (9 oz) and get a 3rd jar 50% off. 
  • Cellars at Jasper Hill – What comes to mind for winter comfort food? Cheese. Try Alpha Tolman – Jasper Hill’s quintessential oozy melting cheese, on sale throughout January. Available shredded for your favorite cheesy recipe, or by the wedge for cozy couch snacking.
  • Daniele – Enjoy a ½ price sale throughout January on Mortadella – rich in flavor and baked for 24 hours at low heat to enhance taste and aroma.
  • George Howell Coffee – There’s no better way to warm up than with a mug of steaming coffee. Bring a taste of the Boston Public Market to your home and visit George Howell Coffee – buy two bags of coffee and receive a free mug on Thursday, 1/14 & Thursday, 1/21. Enjoy 20% off bags of coffee on Thursday, 1/28. 
  • Harlow’s Vermont Farmstand – Looking to start the new year by choosing organic foods? Stock-up and receive 10% off $25 or more of organic produce every Thursday in January and February.
  • Hopsters Alley – Cozy up with some dark beer and Taza chocolate for those cold weekends! 10% off all Porters and Stouts at Hopsters Alley when you show your Taza stone ground chocolate purchase. Not sure what to pair? Try the Idle Hands Check Raise and Taza Vanilla Mexicano! Runs through January. 
  • Inna’s Kitchen – Stock the freezer with pot pie, frozen entrees and soup for easy, wholesome dinners. In January, try a pint of soup for $4 or 20% off a frozen entree with the purchase of a large Chicken or Veggie Pot Pie. Inna’s products have minimal salt, and most are vegan and gluten-free too (but don’t hold that against them!).
  • Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery – Enjoy fresh baked bread at breakfast, lunch, and dinner over the weekend and pick-up a crusty baguette, sourdough loaf, olive bread, and more at Mamadou’s with $0.75 off any loaf every Thursday in January. 
  • Nella Pasta – For a guaranteed way to make your house smell incredible, pick up some ravioli or “take home and bake” options like Truffle Mac & Cheese, Lasagnas, or Ravioli Bakes at 10% off on Friday 1/15, 1/22, and 1/29, for a warm, bubbly, cheesy dinner made with whole grain dough and local, seasonal vegetables and specialty ingredients. 
  • Peterman’s Boards and Bowls – All of this beautiful food needs an equally beautiful serving platter. A board and bowl combination purchase will get 15% off on Friday 1/15, 1/22, and 1/29 at Peterman’s Boards and Bowls. 
  • Q’s Nuts – Looking for the perfect snack for a hibernation weekend, game day viewing, or movie night? Visit Q’s Nuts for 10% off custom nut platters in January, packed with protein.
  • Red’s Best – Embrace the season of hearty stews and soups and check out the monkfish and monkfish cheeks at Red’s Best, on sale for $6.99/lb (regularly priced at $14/lb) throughout January. A tip from the experts: try it stewed with roasted tomatoes and fennel. 
  • Soluna Garden Farm – Stock up on tea for warmth and wellness this January! Get 10% off refill size bags of all Soluna Garden Farm tea blends on Thursday 1/14, 1/21, and 1/28.  
  • Stillman’s Farm – Heading north to hit the slopes this weekend? Build your own ski weekend bag at Stillman’s and fill it with local, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Receive 10% off your purchase over $25 every Thursday in January and February.
  • Stillman Quality Meats – Take 50% off soup bones during the month of January and 10% off house made stocks on weekends in January. Rich, homemade bone broths from grass-fed meats and poultry provide important nutrition and health boosting powers, including strengthening your immune system, protecting joints, and boosting energy.
  • Sweet Lydia’s – If your winter weekend plans include hot chocolate, you’ll need some marshmallows too. Choose from a dozen marshmallow flavors at Sweet Lydia’s and stock up for hot chocolate, s’mores by the fire, and movie nights. Buy a family pack of 6 s’mores and save $1.
  • Taza Chocolate – Take 15% off Chocolate Mexicano discs on Wednesdays for the rest of January. Perfect for making hot chocolate!

A Fresh Start

Start off 2016 feeling healthy, strong, happy, and inspired. Sign up for our newsletter at (bottom left corner of homepage) and receive a weekly guide from 1/13 – 2/3 to living a healthy lifestyle with the help of Boston Public Market vendors, staff, and the KITCHEN, programmed by the Trustees. Enjoy tips, recipes, and fun, inspirational features, including: “Cheap Eats,” “Healthy Made Easy,” “KITCHEN Hacks,” “Meatless Monday,” and “Unique Seasonal Produce.”  

Family Shopping Sunday (January 24, 8am – 12pm)

Food is one of the most unifying factors in a family – whether it’s shopping, cooking, learning, or eating together. Bring your family on your shopping trip at the Boston Public Market for a special family day and we’ll help teach kids that food can be fun! Enjoy kid-friendly recipe cards, a scavenger hunt, a sea life touch tank with Red’s Best, tote bag crafts, and family promotions from several vendors, including:

  • Appleton Farms – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Visit Appleton Farms for 10% off protein-rich jersey cow milk or Sidehill Yogurt (top it with Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen granola!) all day.
  • Boston Honey Company: Stop by to check out their live observation hive, learn about honeybees, and sample a variety of honey. 
  • Bon Me – Try a special Kid’s Meal: white rice, shredded carrots, spice-rubbed chicken, and soy sauce on the side ($5).
  • Chestnut Farms – Stock up on grass-fed, pasture raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, and poultry for a special Sunday dinner and take advantage of Chestnut Farms’ discounts every Sunday.
  • Cellars at Jasper Hill – Enjoy a complimentary kids’ mac ‘n cheese with the purchase of a half-pound cut-to-order cheese.
  • Inna’s Kitchen – For a savory snack, try kid’s favorites potato latkes and knishes, 10% off.
  • Peterman’s Boards and Bowls – Need a gorgeous serving bowl for your Sunday family dinner? Take 15% off your $50.00 or more purchase of upcycled New England wood serving ware at Peterman’s Boards and Bowls on Sunday mornings. 
  • Red’s Best – Visit the mini touch tank at the Red’s Best stall to learn about and meet live urchins, conch, clams, and fish. The team will also hand out shark and fish coloring books and fun fish stickers. The touch tank will be at the Market each Sunday in January from 10am – 4pm.
  • Stillman’s Farm – Give your family the best of health and taste in 2016. To celebrate the new year, Stillman’s Farm will offer families 18% off your purchase of a CSA share delivered to Boston Public Market for the 2016 season.  Check out for more information on CSA shares of local, gorgeous and flavorful produce.
  • Sweet Lydia’s – For a sweet treat, stop by Sweet Lydia’s for a free taste of homemade marshmallows – their knowledgeable staff will be happy to share the secret to making them from scratch!
  • Taza Chocolate – Cap off your shopping trip with a free tasting of Taza’s chocolate. Try Salted Almond, Vanilla Chocolate Mexicano, and Toffee Almond Amaze Bar. Receive a free Tazitos mini bar with a purchase.

Seasonal Vendors

Visit our rotating short-term vendors popping up at the Market in January, including:

  • Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery (1/6 – 1/31) – Vegan and gluten free baked goods, chocolates, and custom cakes.
  • Just Add Cooking (1/20-1/24) – Meal kits consisting of fresh, pre-measured ingredients sourced from New England, featuring balanced, wholesome and delicious recipes.

Join us for special events at the Market this month, including: 


Market Morsels: Carolyn’s Baking Mixes (in the KITCHEN) (12-1pm)

Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. This week we will be highlighting baked good mixes.

Edible Art for Kids (in the KITCHEN) (3:30-4:30pm)

Families are welcome the second Wednesday of each month for Edible Art presented by The Art of Healthy Eating. Join us in the KITCHEN in January to make healthy and delicious snowmen and then gobble them up! This program is recommended for children ages 3-6. Trustees Members: $12; Nonmembers: $20. 

Om Nom: Yoga & Food with Emily McLaughlin (in the KITCHEN) (5:45-6:45pm; also on January 27)

Emily McLaughlin, a yogi and healthy food blogger, is excited to add healthy food demos to her yoga class for the last Wednesday of each month at the Boston Public Market. Come for the yoga, stay for the food! Trustees Members & Nonmembers: $15/person.


REI Hosts Thursday Morning Yoga (in the KITCHEN) (7-8am)

Looking to practice yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? Join us for our REI Yoga Club! Our Outdoor School Yoga Instructor will offer a Vinyasa flow yoga class weekly as a special treat for REI Members and Guests. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come – first serve basis. This class is free.

Fast, Fresh and Delicious for Less (in the KITCHEN) (11:45am-12:30pm & 1-1:45pm)

Project Bread’s Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare. This class is free.


Let’s Talk About Food: Cheese Chat with the Cheese Monger from Wolf Meadow Farm (in the KITCHEN) (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Stopping by the Boston Public Market to grab a lunch or a snack? Enjoy your meal in the KITCHEN and chat about cheese with guest cheese monger Christina Barbieri from Wolf Meadow Farm. 


Seasonal Soups for the Soul (in the KITCHEN) (6:30-8:30pm)

Join chef Carolyn Grieco on Saturday evenings (also 2/20 and 3/5) this winter for our winter culinary workshop series. With seasonal ingredients as our inspiration, these classes bring together the market’s winter bounty and professional chef instruction to inspire, improve, and support your culinary endeavors at home. This series features hands-on cooking of country soups, savory chowders, and hearty stews. Each workshop will also cover homemade bread making skills. Trustees Members: $60/person; Nonmembers: $75/person. 


Seasonal Sampler (in the KITCHEN) (11am-1pm)

This week we’ll be making DIY muffins with a variety of mix-ins and toppings! Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the KITCHEN and have a taste.


Third Thursdays Sampling & Music Night (5-8pm)

Swing by the Market every third Thursday of the month for the opportunity to enjoy live music and free samples of what’s new and in season from the vendors.

Thriving Thursdays: Grow Your Own Sprouts (in the KITCHEN) (6-7:30pm)

Growing sprouts in your own kitchen is a great way to keep your diet fresh and local in the wintertime. Learn to sprout beans, lentils, sunflower seeds and more! Trustees Members: $9/person; Nonmembers: $15/person.


Red’s Best: Monkfish – a Prehistoric Creature (12-3pm)

Join Red’s Best and Elaine J. Brewer, Information and Education Coordinator from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, for a fun, hands-on information session at the Red’s Best stall to learn more about the seasonality and cool facts about “the poor man’s lobster”. Perfect for families, adults and monkfish lovers. Enjoy a $6.99/lb special on monkfish during the month of January.


Let’s Talk About Food: Cheese Chat with the Cheese Monger from Cellars at Jasper Hill (in the KITCHEN) (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Stopping by the Boston Public Market to grab a lunch or a snack? Enjoy your meal in The KITCHEN and chat about cheese with guest cheese monger Katie Park from Cellars at Jasper Hill.


Seasonal Sampler (in the KITCHEN) (11am-1pm)

This week we’ll be building our own trail mix. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the KITCHEN and have a taste!


Let’s Talk About Food: Cheese Chat with the Cheese Monger from Appleton Farms (in the KITCHEN) (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Stopping by the Boston Public Market to grab a lunch or a snack? Enjoy your meal in The KITCHEN and chat about cheese with guest cheese monger Gannon Long from Appleton Farms.


Seasonal Sampler (in the KITCHEN) (11am-1pm)

This week we’ll be making DIY muffins with a variety of mix-ins and toppings! Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the KITCHEN and have a taste.

Succulent Gardens with Stow Greenhouses (in the KITCHEN) (1-3pm)

Learn how to make and care for a beautiful succulent garden. Students will be able to able to choose from a variety of succulents to create a long lasting, low maintenance garden. The class, led by Barb Rietscha owner of Stow Greenhouses, will also teach the proper care of succulents. All materials are included. Trustees Members: $36; Nonmembers: $45


The Boston Public Market, which opened July 30, 2015, is the only all-local, indoor, year-round market of its kind in the United States. The Market houses 38 local farmers, fishermen, and food purveyors 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, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, is open Wednesday — Sunday, 8 a.m. — 8 p.m, year-round.

The Boston Public Market is located in downtown Boston’s emerging Market District, next to the Haymarket pushcart vendors and the historic Blackstone Block, and it sits on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Freedom Trail. 100 Hanover Street also contains the Boston RMV branch, entrances to the Haymarket MBTA station, and a parking garage. 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. 

Boston Public Market vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT for all eligible market products, and the Market is a participant in the City of Boston’s Boston Bounty Bucks program, which provides a dollar for dollar match, up to $10 a day, for SNAP customers to spend at participating farmers markets and the Boston Public Market.

The Market is a civic resource, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In addition to 38 vendor stalls, 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.

Construction 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 not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association operates the Market without any public funds, showcasing a variety of local food purveyors and helping them connect the farm to the city.


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