For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more.
Festival goers learn about the benefits of sustainably grown and produced food, shop the market, eat delicious local food, participate in fun, educational activities and exhibits, engage with top local chefs and enjoy local music. Themed “Healthy Local Food for All”, the festival connects Massachusetts and New England eaters of all backgrounds with the abundance of fresh, nutritious local food choices available close to home.
The festival is a zero-waste event, meaning we divert over 91% of our waste each year and we offset 100% of our energy use! All perishable items sold are made from locally sourced products. Best of all, we bring this annual event to the community free of charge. So grab your reusable water bottles and bags and enjoy New England’s largest one day farmers market, while celebrating “Healthy Local Food for All”
2016 Schedule & Map
(Click to Enlarge)
I checked out the Sustainable Business Network’s Local Craft Spirits Festival this past weekend. It was a slightly chilly day, and my friend and I managed to arrive to the outdoors festival just after five pm. We high-tailed it to the Cocktail Throwdown area, to catch as much of the competition as possible. The […]
Cambridge residents can rejoice with the opening of the second brewery in the city. Lamplighter Brewing recently opened their doors for growler fills (with a taproom soon to come) on Broadway, between Central Square and Inman Square. The brewery occupies a 10,000 square foot building that used to be an old car garage.Lamplighter Brewing was […]
I spoke recently with Paul Kubiski, owner of Bootblack Brand. He works out of the Hope & Main Food Incubator in Warren, Rhode Island, to create his complex cocktail and soda syrups. Bootblack Brand was created in 2015 with the idea of mixing small batches of cocktail syrups that had big flavors. Paul said that […]