The Boston Public Market, the largest indoor, year-round farmers market in Boston, opened two new seasonal locations over the last month: one in the Seaport District and one in Dewey Square. The BPM sources exclusively local produce, meat and goods from small businesses around New England, focusing on helping our local communities and economy.
The small Seaport market is nestled between buildings and wraps around Courthouse Square (photo above and two below). There are only a handful of vendors, but it’s enough to get everything for dinner. There is a produce vendor, a meat vendor, a fish vendor, a baked goods vendor and a couple of other food goods vendors.
The BPM Seaport manager says that since they’ve opened they’ve had a lot of commuter traffic. At this market, they’re mostly seeing residents of the Seaport. Located less than two miles from the main BPM location, this market is more convenient for those who live or work in the Seaport District.
The BPM Dewey Square market at South Station is much bigger (two photos above and two below). Located less than a mile from the main BPM location, this market is outdoors and a little more fun :) There are multiple produce vendors, food goods vendors, ice cream, flowers and food trucks!
This market is good for commuters or people living in the area, but also great for anyone who is stopping by during lunch or dinner and looking for a bite to eat!
The BPM Seaport Market will be open every Wednesday from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm, and run from June through October. BPM Dewey Square will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm, and run from June through November (vendors will switch from Tuesdays to Thursdays, so check out the list of vendors before you head over).
The original BPM location at 100 Hanover Street is open Monday through Saturday from 8 am – 8 pm, and Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm. You can visit this location all year round for locally sourced fish, meat, produce and goods!
Alice Kathryn Richardson is a new media photojournalist and creator of The Clean Food Club. She previously spent two years working on Deserts in the District, a series of short-form documentaries exploring food access and hunger in Washington, DC. She is committed to supporting local and sustainable food businesses by telling their stories with photo and video. Follow her on Twitter @AKR_Pictures.