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The Haymarket Project

Haymarket, Blackstone Street, Boston, Mass., February 2013


Historic New England, the Haymarket Pushcart Association (HPA), and photographer Justin Goodstein present images and oral history excerpts conducted with vendors and customers of Haymarket, Boston's centuries-old open-air market.

The Haymarket Project features photographs of the market, vendors (pushcarts and shops), workers, and customers collected over the course of an entire year to document the market’s history, changes over time, daily life at the market, special holiday foods, and challenges. The interviews reflect the stories of long-time vendors and more recent immigrants who have created a diverse cross-section of cultures at Haymarket.

Haymarket Project photographs, along with historic images of the market, are featured in Haymarket from Arcadia Publishing. Buy a copy today.

See the exhibition, Haymarket, the Soul of the City, September 15 to October 30 at BSA Space in Boston.



Haymarket Project Documentary Films


Interview subjects include:

Part I
Scott Lampert, Puritan Beef Company, Inc., 90 Blackstone Street
Salim Marhamo, International Food Company, 88 B Blackstone Street
Al Sciola, Haymarket Pizza, 100-106 Blackstone Street

Part II
Otto Gallotto, President, Haymarket Pushcart Association
Joseph Omessimo
Frank Pennacchio

Part III
Peg Burhoe
Hassam Elsharkawi
Avril Gardner
Jesse Holler
Emanuel Gus Serra
Sophie Tham

Part IV
Roy Fournier, Harry’s Cheese and Cold Cuts
Alyssa "Sina" Chhim
Jonathan Chhim
Scott Lampert


The Haymarket Pushcart Association
Justin Goodstein


Haymarket Video

Posted by margaret watson on May 8, 2013
This video was a joy to view.

Haymarket Video Well Done

Posted by Sister Susan John, Daughters of St. Paul on June 14, 2013
The haymarket video is very interesting. It is important to learn about and appreciate our heritage.
Thank you, Justin, for producing it.
God bless you and all who are making this project possible.

produce sellers

Posted by Laura on August 5, 2013
I hope you have more on the produce sellers, instead of just the week long businesses. The produce sellers are what make it an event!


Posted by brian on November 9, 2013
I thought both of them were wonderful and for myself I work on Wilsons Farm in Lexington so even a bigger high five to you for taking the time to relive the produce markets

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The Haymarket Project