Apr 4, 2024 - News

🛍️ Boston Public Market up for national glory

inside the Boston public market

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USA Today is asking its readers to select the nation's top public market and Boston's own bazaar by Haymarket is in the running.

Why it matters: Boston Public Market is home to dozens of local vendors selling everything from seafood and jewelry to baked goods and booze.

  • Ours is a bit smaller than some cities' downtown food markets (looking at you, Philly) but it punches above its weight by catering to lunchtime locals and hungry tourists.

The current vote leaders in the survey are the Milwaukee Public Market, the Eastern Market Detroit and West Side Market in Cleveland.

  • Boston is in 6th place, as of Wednesday afternoon.

When it opened in 2015, Boston Public Market was the first in the country to require most of the food sold there to be locally produced somewhere in New England.

  • Plus, they still allow high-end produce that can't grow in New England.
  • And the bravest buyers can take their chances outside at Haymarket for truly discounted produce.

Vote for Boston Public Market here

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