By: John Parrish
The Boston Public Market has been a work in progress for almost a decade in a half. This revolutionary project has faced many complications to get built, but it has officially broken ground, and is near completion. The BPM is set to open in the summer of 2015, and will house 40 vendors with fresh and local farmers and craftsman. The Market will strictly enforce their policy of only supplying high quality goods that come form responsible and organic farmers within New England.
The BPM is operated by the Boston Public Market Association, which is a nonprofit (501c3) organization, which was able to finance and eventually open the Boston Public Market through a majority of the financing coming from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and individual donors. The BPM is conveniently located at 136 Blackstone Street, which is essentially right in the center of Boston. It will be located right outside the North End and just north of the Union Oyster House, which will attract many domestic visitors, as well as tourists. Thousands of commuters will be passing the Boston Public Market on their commute per day, and millions of tourists will be walking along the BPM year round.
Over the past few years, the push for healthier, and organic food has been running through America, especially in Boston, and its surrounding suburbs. This will create great potential to those who really care about what they eat, and what their family eats. The BPM will provide an elevated Whole Foods feel, with strictly local goods, that will be even fresher than those in Whole Foods. Along with the 40 vendors that will be present, there will also be a bakery, a demonstration kitchen, and a restaurant.
The BPM Association, which was able to successfully able to build the market, sees great potential, as do I. The people of Boston and New England haven’t had an indoor market to this scale. New Englanders love the traditional, small scale, organic farmers market, but the BPM will take that to a whole new level. The market will be year round, including nonstop goods that will vary per season, but the quality of the products sold will never change. I would advise that everyone, including tourists, to come to the Boston Public Market.