The Boston Public Market, which opened its doors in July 2015 with nearly 40 local and regional farm, fish and food vendors as well as 200 small businesses, will have a positive economic impact for businesses in the state food system. Open year-round, five days a week and carrying only items produced or originating in New England, this kind of market is quite unusual. Vendors will benefit from the increased demand from the market, and meeting this demand could mean that they are able to expand their operations. More demand is likely to translate into more jobs, with vendors and with the Boston Public Market.
The Boston Public Market welcomes SNAP benefits, as well as Boston Bounty Bucks. In their demonstration kitchen, the Boston Public Market will offer workshops and events, some free of charge, that will inspire cooking with local foods.