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Good News on funding for Public Food Market

Matt H Jul 29, 2010 03:26 AM

http://www.boston.com/business/articl...

  1. yumyum Jul 29, 2010 06:23 AM

    Thanks for posting Matt. I had posted a PSA about this earlier.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7234...

    I sent an impassioned plea to Governor Patrick, who is a food lover himself. thus I am taking credit for this good news. ;-)

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    1. re: yumyum
      Alcachofa Jul 29, 2010 09:36 AM

      Thank you, YY, for your assistance in this matter.

      1. re: Alcachofa
        Beachowolfe Jul 30, 2010 04:30 PM

        This sounds very cool. What will happen to Haymarket?

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        1. re: Beachowolfe
          Gio Jul 30, 2010 06:33 PM

          I wondered about Haymarket too. It has such a long history as a produce market venue.. even though it's a different place than what it was originally I think it should/could have been given some consideration.

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          Haymarket
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          1. re: Gio
            Beachowolfe Jul 30, 2010 07:43 PM

            well I was kind of hoping Haymarket would disappear. It's disgusting. It makes the whole area smell like rotten produce and there is refuse all over the streets. It's really a foul place. I understand that some people need to get cheap produce but there needs to be some sort of sanitation guidelines. Also- that is prime real estate for something else... like a farmer's market or strip of ethnic food shops like the permanent storefronts. end rant\

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            1. re: Beachowolfe
              Gio Jul 30, 2010 07:59 PM

              I certainly understand what you're saying but yet,, it's too bad that Haymarket couldn't continue in a more up-to-date configuration just to preserve the history. I'm just leading myself down memory lane I guess. It was a Friday night shopping stop for my Mum & Dad you can't imagine how many years ago after he picked her up from her studio on Boylston St. The very freshest of vegetables and fruit were brought home for the week-end then. It's all changed now.

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              Haymarket
              Blackstone St, Boston, MA

          2. re: Beachowolfe
            PinchOfSalt Jul 30, 2010 08:23 PM

            As I understand it (from listening to a story on WBUR), Haymarket will continue. It is a different kind of market. The new Public Market is for local, Massachusetts grown and produced items, sold by the people who grow or make them. Haymarket is and will continue to be stocked with items that come into Boston from all over via the wholesale market.

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            Haymarket
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