Food Politics

Patrick Pledges $10 Million to Public Market

It looks like the long-awaited Boston Public Market is actually finally happening. The Patrick administration pledged $10 million to the cause yesterday, reports the Globe. The fledgling market, which will be run by the Boston Public Market Association, will be located at Blackstone and Hanover, right near the Haymarket station.

Don’t expect Haymarket’s super hit or miss produce here though: the focus will be on locally-grown and artisanal foods a la San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace or Philly’s Reading Terminal Market. Details of funding and construction still need to be worked out, but officials estimate the Boston Public Market could be open within the next eighteen months.

Public Food Market Gets $10m Promise [Globe]

Previously: Public Market Fate Uncertain
A Food Market on the Greenway?

Patrick Pledges $10 Million to Public Market