Boston Brings Day-Boat Fish To Farmers Markets

The City of Boston announced Wednesday that it has begun a pilot program to put locally caught, day-boat fish at city farmers markets.

“For the first time since the original Faneuil Hall Market Place closed its doors in the mid-1900s, Boston residents, workers, and visitors will be able to purchase fresh, healthy day-boat fish in a vibrant urban market setting,” Mayor Thomas Menino said in a news release.

The release adds: "While Massachusetts has one of the largest seafood industries in the United States, retail access to day-boat fish is largely non-existent."

From the city, here are the farmers markets participating in the program:

South Boston Farmers’ Market
446 W. Broadway (Btwn Mt. Washington & Bank of America)

Copley Square Farmers Market
Dewey Square Farmers Market

City Hall Plaza

East Boston Farmers Market
Central Square (Bennington & Meridian Streets)
Bowdoin Geneva Farmers’ Market
230 Bowdoin Street (Bowdoin Street Health Center)

Allston Farmers Market (June)
N. Harvard & Western Avenues
Ashmont Farmers Market (July 6)

Mattapan Farmers Market (July 7)

This program aired on May 23, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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