On Wednesday, July 29, the Boston Public Market opened up in Haymarket Center. The market features local farm products and vendors close to the Boston area. Vendors range from Greensboro Bend, Vermont to Pascoag, Rhode Island and everything in between. As you walk through the building, snaking up and down each row, it has an Eastern States Exposition feel. It’s like walking through the Massachusetts building at the Big E all over again. Each corner you turn brings a new enticing smell. Here is everything you need to know about where these aromas are coming from.
Boston Honey Company
Sweet and warm. This family owned business produces honey in Holliston, MA. Their main focus: creating a safe and sustainable environment for their bees. They even have some of the bees on display in the market with a line of people waiting to watch them produce honey before their eyes. The products for sale include raw unfiltered honey, bee pollen, comb honey, beeswax candles, and skin care products.
Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery
Earthy and rich. It’s not a smell you can experience everyday. You can reach out and touch the warmth of the crust through the bag. This bakery is out of Winchester, MA and they stick to selling their products at farmers markets. A bread you may not see in stores, unless it’s a select Whole Foods. It’s worth getting your hands on when you can.
Wolf Meadow Farm
Homemade cheese. This is all you will ever need to know. The Amesbury, MA farm makes their cheese by hand using the freshest milk of the day. They produce traditional southern Italian cheeses including Mozzarella, Scamorza, Caciocavallo, Ricotta, and Caciotta. You’ll be ready to make a cheese plate right then and there.
The Boston Public Market cannot have homemade cheese without homemade pasta. As soon as you pass the booth, you have to backtrack to gaze at the different colored pastas in the window. Don’t worry about the carbs, this is healthy pasta. They make the pasta out of local veggies, herbs, and ancient grains. And if you can’t wait to cook it when you get home, they served cooked up pasta dishes to-go.
Mouthwatering. Just picture piles of ice cream on top of a cone. This family owned dairy farm from Sharon, MA has been around since 1932 and brings award winning ice cream from the farm to the heart of the city. They actually have some of the best ice cream in New England. It’s the perfect treat to grab on the way out of the market and back into the city heat.
Red Apple Farm
Intoxicating. From fresh apple cider donuts to natural cider, the smell alone will guide you to their booth. It is almost impossible to walk out without a bag of hot donuts, made right on the spot. They’ve located their farm in Phillipston, MA 1,250 feet above sea level to purposefully harvest the best apples in New England.