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Boston Brings Day-Boat Fish To Farmers Markets

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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:

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

Tuesdays
Copley Square Farmers Market
Dewey Square Farmers Market

Wednesdays
City Hall Plaza

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

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

Saturdays
Mattapan Farmers Market (July 7)

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

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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