Yelling in Boston accents, locals squeezing by on either side, fresh fruit, all in the midst of Boston’s historic downtown. It doesn’t get much more authentic than this. Haymarket has been around since 1830, and is still known as the spot where you can get the cheapest, freshest produce. Because the vendors buy the produce from wholesale markets in Chelsea on Thursday or Friday (when Chelsea markets are trying to clear out their warehouses for new shipments), the vendors are able to buy everything for very low prices, so you can too!
But my favorite part of the market actually isn’t the sweet fruit, but the atmosphere. There’s nothing I love more than hearing “Blueberrehs, two dollahs!” or “Getcha veggies heah!” Maybe it’s just me, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Boston accents. Or maybe I just secretly wish I developed one when I was younger. I guess it’s all for the best though…took my sister 3 years of speech therapy to get rid of hers.
- Soak it in, and bring 5-10 dollars for lots of fresh food!
Where: Blackstone Street (between North St. and Hanover St.), Boston, MA
When: Dawn to Dusk Friday and Saturday all year round!
Cost: Depends on what you buy!
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