One stop that’s a must when visiting Boston is Haymarket Square. Where else can you buy fresh produce at prices so low, that you have to see it to believe it?
Haymarket Square, or “the Haymarket,” is a lively and rather colorful open-air fruit and vegetable market located in a history-rich neighborhood of Boston. Its beginnings stem back to 1830, and while much of the area has undergone transformation through the decades, the Haymarket has held firm in its location and unique appeal. While the majority of its vendors have sold produce in the Haymarket for decades, some have done it for many generations. Many also live in Boston’s Italian North End, “Little Italy,” a mere walking distance away. While prices are considerably lower than what you would typically find in your local supermarket, in most instances, at least half, you can still do some haggling, especially toward the end of the day. Whether you’re a visitor or local, this is not to be missed.
While you’re in the area, be sure to enjoy nearby Faneuil Hall Marketplace. And, if you’re in the mood for a bite in America’s oldest restaurant, dating back to 1826, be sure to visit nearby Union Oyster House.
The Haymarket is situated on the east side of Government Center and north side of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, just south of Boston’s North End. Regardless of the weather, the Haymarket is open year round, during daylight hours on Fridays and Saturdays.