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La Boqueria in Barcelona, Reading Terminal Market in Philly and the Ferry Building in San Francisco are all examples of wonderful indoor markets, filled with delicious eats, as well as fruits, produce and goods from local vendors. Boston was in desperate need of something similar and we finally got it this summer.

From their website:
"The Boston Public Market is a year-round, indoor market featuring fresh, locally sourced food brought directly to and from the diverse people that make up Massachusetts and New England. At the Boston Public Market, farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New England offer the public a year-round source of fresh, local food and an opportunity to taste, buy, and understand what our region has to offer. The market houses over 35 vendors selling locally produced items such as farm-fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, milk and cheese, fish and shellfish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods.

The Boston Public Market is the only locally sourced market of its kind in the United States. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England."

As excited as I was about the market, I was a little disappointed. The selection of vendors was limited (not all of the stalls are filled yet) and the prices seemed high. I settled on a pastrami sandwich from Beantown Pastrami Company. They are changing $17 for a whole sandwich and $9 for a half. I opted for the half and it was generously sized for a "half" but still overpriced. However, the pastrami was excellent; it was thick cut, tender, and the right amount of fat. It was a bit too salty, but I like salt.





For dessert, I could not resist the freshly made mini apple cider donuts ($1 a piece) at the Red Apple Farm stand. The teenaged boy tried to give me a pre-bagged donut, but I insisted that I get one straight from the frying machine. It's hard to criticize a hot donut, but I think the ones at Wilson's Farm are better.



https://bostonpublicmarket.org/

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