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Union Square Donuts among new Boston Public Market vendors

Wood used to panel walls in the Boston Public Market was collected and recycled from New England barns.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/Boston Globe

When the Boston Public Market opens its doors, shoppers will be greeted with a smorgasbord of lobsters, charcuterie, vinegars, beers, breads, jams, chocolates, and other delicacies from nearly 40 different New England vendors.

The 28,000-square-foot space is set to open in late July. Organizers hope it fills a gaping hole in the Boston food scene as the central and only year-around market to exclusively showcase locally grown and produced goods.

“The magic of a public market is the connection a customer has with the person behind the counter,” said Liz Morningstar, chief executive of the Boston Public Market Association. “People go to markets because they enjoy the authenticity of it.”


An initial set of vendors was announced in early spring and a second set was expected to be released Wednesday. The sellers range from Somerville favorite Union Square Donuts to Red’s Best, a Boston seafood purveyor who tracks every fish to the local who caught it.

Chocolate chipotle donuts from Union Square Donuts in Somerville, one of the market’s vendors.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The market will be housed in a state-owned building on the corner of Hanover and Congress streets along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. It cost roughly $16.5 million in state and private funds to refurbish the space into an open-concept layout filled with food stalls, a bakery, and a kitchen for on-site cooking classes.

Razor clams from Red's Best Seafood in Ipswich.Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

Fun facts about the market’s vendors

Boston Honey Company, the Holliston honey, candles, and skincare products seller, intends to care for a live beehive in the market.

Nine of the 10 farms in the market are from Massachusetts. Eight are owned and operated by families.

Corner Stalk Farm in East Boston harvests 20,000-30,000 leafy green plants every month from recycled shipping containers in an East Boston parking lot.

Chocolates from Taza in Somerville.Taza

Stow Greenhouses grows over 90 varieties of cut flowers.

Caciocavallo cheese in the aging room at Wolf Meadow Farm in Amesbury. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

Most mozzarella sold by Wolf Meadow Farm was milk in the cow 12 hours earlier.

Chocolate coconut almonds from Q's Nuts in Somerville.Dan Watkins

Q’s Nuts roasts more than 20 original vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy free nuts in small batches.


Latte coffee from George Howell Coffee Cafe in Newtonville.Dan Watkins

Soluna Farms grows over 150 different varieties of herbs, including 16 different kinds of basil.

The Cellars at Jasper Hill age cheese in seven underground vaults beneath the pastures where their 40 Ayrshire cows graze.

Nella Pasta of Quincy will sell flavored pastas at the market. Nella Pasta

Nella Pasta makes flavored pastas including poppy seed, lemon & black pepper, hot pepper flake, herbs de Provence, ancient grains, and ground flaxseed.

List of vendors
35 companies have committed to stalls at the Boston Public Market.
Vendor Location
American Stonecraft Lowell
Appleton Farm Ipswich
Bon Me Boston and Cambridge
Boston Honey Company Holliston
Boston Smoked Fish Sudbury
Chestnut Farms Hardwick
Corner Stalk East Boston
Crescent Ridge Farm Sharon
Daniele Pascoag, R.I.
George Howell Coffee Acton
Harlow's Vermont Farmstand Westminster, Vt.
Hopsters Alley Wayland
Inna's Kitchen Newton Centre
Jasper Hill Farm Greensboro Bend, Vt.
Lakeside Organics Hadley
Lilac Hedge Farm Berlin
Mamadou's Artisan Bakery Winchester
Mange Somerville
Massachusetts Farm Winery and Growers Westport
Mother Juice Cambridge
Nella Pasta Quincy
Noodle Lab Boston
Peterman's Boards and Bowls Gill
Q's Nuts Somerville
Red Apple Farm Phillipston
Red's Best Boston
Stillman's Farm Hardwick
Silverbrook Farm Dartmouth
Soluna Garden Farm Winchester
Stillman's Quality Meats Hardwick
Stow Greenhouses Stow
Sweet Lydia's Chocolate Lowell
Taza Somerville
Union Square Donuts Somerville
Wolf Meadow Farm Amesbury
SOURCE: Boston Public Market Association
The Boston Public Market just off the Rose Kennedy Greenway near Haymarket is set to open in late July.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/Boston Globe

Taryn Luna can be reached at taryn.luna@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @TarynLuna.