Boston Public Market to Open July 30

The country's first all-local marketplace set to debut on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Boston Public Market

Artwork courtesy of the Boston Public Market.

The highly-anticipated Boston Public Market has announced that it will officially open its doors on July 30, bringing the freshest local seafood, meats, and produce to the city. The 28,000-square-foot market, located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, will house over 40 vendors from Massachusetts and all throughout New England—the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the United States.

Located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, The Boston Public Market will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The emerging Market District will also contain the Boston RMV branch, entrances to the Haymarket MBTA station, a parking garage, on-site bike parking, and two Hubway stations.

“Next month, our vendors will be selling hundreds of products from over 200 local small businesses here in the Market,” said Boston Public Market CEO Liz Morningstar via a release. “We’re proud to support over 200 jobs and to have built a home for the local food economy in Boston.”

In addition to the 40-plus vendor stalls, the Boston Public Market will feature a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen run by The Trustees of Reservations. The kitchen will offer hands-on cooking demos, lectures, and training provided by non-profit organizations such as America’s Test Kitchen, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Boston Children’s Museum, Project Bread, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, UMASS Amherst, Community Servings, Let’s Talk About Food, and Boston Ferments.

“The design of the Market is flexible, durable, and utilitarian, and it’s meant to put vendors and their products first, architecture second,” said Morningstar. “That’s because the Boston Public Market is all about making the connection between food and farm, and allowing the people of Boston to meet the faces behind their food.”

The Boston Public Market is a public-private partnership made possible with the support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the commitment of over $9 million in private philanthropy from donors. Founding partners include the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, the John W. Henry Family Foundation, Holly and David Bruce, the Manton Foundation, and The Trustees of Reservations.

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