The historic Haymarket open-air market sells produce and fish at unbeatable prices. The market is operated by dozens of independent vendors, who are open for business from early in the morning every Friday and Saturday year-round.
The market is located on Blackstone Street in downtown Boston, and is adjacent to the MBTA Haymarket Station on the Green and Orange Lines. Low-cost parking is also available in the Parcel 7 garage. (Have your parking ticket validated by one of the Haymarket merchants.)
The Haymarket Pushcart Association manages the market:
More about Haymarket on this website
Boston’s Dear Old North End (New York Times)
Hungry for Public Market, City Plans Site (Boston Globe)
A Change in the Market? (Boston Globe)
Scenes from the Market (Boston Globe photos)
Learning to Love the Haymarket (Chowhound)
Haymarket, by Justin Goodstein
The Haymarket Project by Historic New England (interviews with pushcart vendors)
Haymarket, by Wendy Snyder (a 1970 book of photos)
Asaroton (public art in the street)
As of Fall 2020, the Canopy Hotel Parcel 9 was under construction adjacent to Haymarket.