Boston Public Market was a labor of love. The market took 14 years of advocating and campaigning on behalf of the Boston Public Market Association, a group of foodies, food producers, and city officials, before the state and city settled on the market's location—above the MBTA's Haymarket station.
Opened in 2015, Boston Public Market houses 40 permanent vendors that feature foods and goods from the New England area. There are also rotating pop-up vendors that add extra flair every once in a while. You can get a pound of roasted cashews at one stall and decorative wood art from the stall over. The market offers free guided tours on a case by case basis, but as part of HUBweek 2017, the market offered a tour for anyone interested. Tour guide Sandy Sizer has been giving tours for two years, and, according to Market Facilities Manager Carrie DeWitt, "is really great at it."
Sandy Sizer leading a tour group of five through Boston Public Market.
Sizer says she is passionate about Boston Public Market because every vendor collaborates with one another. For example, Taza provides the chocolate for George Howell Coffee to make its mochas, and Inna's Kitchen gets its apples from Red Apple Farm.