For the long Labor Day weekend Chris and I didn’t have too much planned. There was one thing that I really wanted to do: visit the Boston Public Market.
The market opened earlier this summer and is a year-round, indoor market featuring fresh and local food that originates solely in New England. People have been talking about all that the market has to offer over the past few weeks – the freshly baked bread, the farm-fresh produce, the amazing ice cream. Produce doesn’t usually get me all that excited, but if people are raving about ice cream I need to know what all the fuss is about. Anyone with me?
Saturday was the perfect day (literally, it was 75 degrees and sunny). So, Chris and I took the short walk over to Haymarket Station to finally check things out for ourselves. Boy were we pleasantly surprised!
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by the smell of apple cider doughnuts. Can I say that there are few smells that are quite as delicious as that? Down every aisle were rows of local vendors (35 total!) selling anything from fresh eggs, cheese, meat, seafood, flowers and more. We bought local raw honey from the Boston Honey Company and ate an absolutely amazing meal consisting of grilled cheese and mac & cheese from Jasper Hill Farm. Seriously, you might be tempted to go order something from the juice bar, but you should just go all out and get a grilled cheese instead. You won’t regret it.
It was great to see and learn about all of the amazing food that can be made right here in New England. I love the fact that practically right outside our door we can buy local, fresh food and take advantage of all that New England has to offer. Although I had already done the grocery shopping for the week ahead and didn’t need to load up on goodies, I will plan on coming back here time and time again. Two thumbs up!