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The First Weekly Farmers Market in the South Boston Waterfront to Open this Summer at the Boston Fish Pier

Massport and Mass Farmers Markets team up to introduce the Fish & Farm Market, a new source of fresh, local seafood and produce

Boston, MA – On Saturday, June 22, the Fish & Farm Market will begin its first season at the Boston Fish Pier in the South Boston Waterfront. This exciting venture is a collaboration between Massport, which owns and operates the historic Fish Pier where it supports a mix of seafood business tenants, and Mass Farmers Markets, a nonprofit organization that manages successful markets in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. The Fish & Farm Market will operate every Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm through October 26 in the parking lot at the front of the pier at 212 Northern Avenue.

The Fish & Farm Market will build upon a pilot market concept Massport and its tenants tested last summer at the Boxes at the Boston Fish Pier pop-up venue. The central location in the South Boston Waterfront was popular, and regular customers asked for more offerings. This year, the goal is to expand the number and type of local food purveyors and continue to promote and support the longstanding seafood industry cluster in the area.  

“Massport is excited to partner with Mass Farmers Markets this summer to open the weekly ‘Fish & Farm Market’ at the Boston Fish Pier.” said Massport Chief Development Officer Andrew Hargens. “Aligned with our maritime mission, a key goal of the market is to support and promote Boston’s seafood industry, while also offering a diverse mix of vendors and local food sources to residents, workers and visitors in the area.” 

Market vendors will feature some of Boston’s best seafood companies, including those based at the Boston Fish Pier, alongside a complementary mix of vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, specialty products, and more.

“This market builds on the 2011 effort initiated by the Mayor’s Office, which reintroduced the sale of fresh day boat fish at local markets in Boston for the first time in decades,” noted Edith Murnane, Executive Director of Mass Farmers Markets. She added, “Positioned right where seafood is landed and processed at the Fish Pier, the Fish & Farm Market takes that initiative to the next level, providing unparalleled access to the freshest local seafood and bringing fresh produce and local products to the South Boston Waterfront.”

Join us on June 22 as we celebrate the market launch and support Boston’s seafood industry.
Fish & Farm Market
The Boston Fish Pier – East Parking Lot
212 Northern Avenue 
Every Saturday from June 22 through October 26
11 am to 3 pm

For more information, please visit or follow us on social media at @fishandfarmmarket.

Market operations contact: 
Edith Murnane
Executive Director, Mass Farmers Markets
781-893-8222 x1005