In a presentation at this week’s North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting, Boston Public Market Executive Director, Liz Morningstar, announced that the market will open in mid July 2015. Occupying the ground floor of the Parcel 7 garage, adjacent to the Haymarket T Station, the non-profit indoor market will be open 8am to 8pm from Wednesday through Sunday. The main entrance will be on Congress Street although the market will also have entrances along the Greenway side.
The Boston Public Market will feature local, mostly Massachusetts-made products including produce, coffee, dairy and meats in the 28,000 square foot space. Notably, BPM is separate from the longstanding Haymarket pushcarts that will continue to operate along Blackstone Street. (See the list of vendors for the opening.) The BPM expects to continue announcing vendor selections, such as Hopsters which plans to sell craft beers as recently reported from a local hearing. An educational test kitchen will be part of the BPM, but previous plans for a restaurant have been shelved.
As a non-profit, the BPM has raised over $16 million in public and private money, including $6.5 million in state funding for design and construction within the MassDot Parcel 7 building. EBT will be accepted at BPM vendor stalls.
More on the Boston Public Market can be found at the BostonPublicMarket.org website. View the video above for the full update on the Boston Public Market at the May 2015 NEWRA meeting.