(MAY 2019) – The Boston Public Market Association is pleased to announce the return of its two seasonal outdoor farmers markets at Dewey Square on The Greenway and Seaport; and additionally, starting this year, the Market is thrilled to launch a third location at City Hall Plaza. All three locations will offer locally-sourced options for lunch on-the-go, picnic fare, grocery shopping essentials, and more to residents, workers, commuters, and visitors alike.
“We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with The City of Boston, the Greenway Conservancy, and Boston Seaport to offer these farmers markets and continue our mission to nourish the community with local fresh food. We appreciate that our partners share our goal of supporting New England producers and can help us bridge the gap between these small food businesses and the Boston community, just as we do at our year-round flagship location,” said Cheryl Cronin, CEO of the Boston Public Market.
An extension of the indoor, year-round Boston Public Market (100 Hanover Street at Haymarket Station), the three outdoor farmers markets will offer farm fresh produce, meat and poultry, seafood, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. The Boston Public Market Association has operated seasonal farmers markets in downtown Boston for over 10 years. Vendors at all three locations are proud to accept SNAP/EBT and HIP for all eligible products, in addition to WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons at select vendors.
“Creating easy, affordable access to fresh, local food will help residents, local businesses and farmers throughout our city and region,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “I look forward to the markets returning this season, and adding a third location here at City Hall Plaza.”
This year, the Boston Public Market at Seaport finds a new home at Seaport Common. Located between District Hall and The Current, just one block from the Courthouse Station Silver Line stop, Seaport Common is home to a full calendar of events including the neighborhood’s popular fitness series, Seaport Sweat. Seaport Common will host the farmers market every Wednesday from 12-7pm, beginning June 5th.
“We are so happy to partner with the Boston Public Market Association for the second annual Boston Public Market at Seaport,” said Debra Brodsky, Director of Marketing, Seaport. “The Market’s new location on Seaport Common feels like the perfect fit for our beautiful green space, which also hosts some of the best public events in the Seaport and acts as a central gathering point for the neighborhood. We can’t think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon than shopping for fresh produce from Massachusetts vendors while enjoying the waterfront views.”
“We are delighted to welcome back the Boston Public Market outdoor farmers market and local food entrepreneurs to another year on The Greenway,” said Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director of the Greenway Conservancy. “We encourage visitors to come for the local goods and produce of the market and stay to explore all The Greenway has to offer.”