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”
2015 Schedule & Map
By Joshua Berman Project Coordinator, SBN The city of Boston has a very interesting history, and no, I’m not talking about the pilgrims. I’m talking about the city itself. Boston originated as a trading colony for the British, a booming seaport exporting New England’s fish, farm, and lumber products to Europe. In fact, Boston boasts […]
By Joshua Berman Project Coordinator, SBN My earliest memories of food are ones that are shared. Sitting around a butcher-block table with my family, eating good and simple food, leaning too far back in my beat-up, red chair and falling off more often than not. Food for me has always been a shared experience and a […]
By: Joshua BermanProject Coordinator, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts How often do you think about your local dairy farmer? Well if you are like me, probably not enough. The truth is, Massachusetts dairy farmers are not only an integral part of our agricultural system, but also our local economy. The Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board (MDPB) is […]