FAQs

THE MARKET

  • What are your hours?
    • The Boston Public Market is open Monday — Saturday, 7:00am — 8:00pm || Sunday 10:00am — 6:00pm. 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
      • Memorial Day: Closed
      • 4th of July: 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!