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
Wood used to panel walls in the Boston Public Market was collected and recycled from New England barns.

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.

03/23/2013 SOMERVILLE, MA "Donut wrangler" Alejandro Strong (cq) prepares chocolate chipotle donuts at Union Square Donuts (cq) in Somerville. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Chocolate chipotle donuts from Union Square Donuts in Somerville, one of the market’s vendors.
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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.

Razer clams, purchased by Red's Best Seafood at the Town Wharf in Ipswich. Red's Best Seafood uses a highly detailed software that tracks all the seafood they purchase. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe
Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe
Razor clams from Red's Best Seafood in Ipswich.

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.

Stow Greenhouses grows over 90 varieties of cut flowers.

12cheesepix - Caciocavallo Cheese in the aging room at Wolf Meadow Farm, in Amesbury. (Mark Lorenz/ for The Boston Globe)
Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe
Caciocavallo cheese in the aging room at Wolf Meadow Farm in Amesbury.

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
Chocolate coconut almonds from Q's Nuts in Somerville.

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
Latte coffee from George Howell Coffee Cafe in Newtonville.

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.

08shawards - Nella Pasta, one of the eleven Massachusetts finalists in the food category for the Martha Stewart American Made contest. (Nella Pasta)
Nella Pasta
Nella Pasta of Quincy will sell flavored pastas at the market.


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

Boston MA 5/29/15 The construction progress at the Boston Public Market where the grand opening date is in mid July on Friday May 29, 2015. Their logo mirror the two exhaust towers rising from the roof providing ventalation for the Big Dig. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 02FoodMarket Reporter: Taryn Michelle Luna
Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
The Boston Public Market just off the Rose Kennedy Greenway near Haymarket is set to open in late July.

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