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”
We are also currently planning our 5th Annual Local Craft Brewfest on November 21st. Through our local food events we encourage individual consumers, food and beverage producers, and vendors to Think Local First.
It’s blueberry season! There are so many delicious blueberry recipes to make during the summer. Check out this Blueberry Cream Cheese Cobbler made by one of our very own Boston Local Food Festival leaders, Jacqueline! She visited Boston Public Market’s Greenway Farmers Market for the blueberries (grown by Frieta’s Farm in Middleborough, MA), and she […]
When you first walk into the shop there are tons of spices, sauces, pastas, gourmet chocolate, and more. They have everything from local jams and honey to amazing stir-fry blends and pasta sauces… even a few jars of coconut oil! To the right is a case with fresh seasonal vegetables, Bell and Evans chicken […]
It’s a small operation with a big heart. On a hillside in Northfield, VT, owners Mari Omland and Laura Olsen of Green Mountain Girls use sustainable and organic practices to produce a range of foods, while also welcoming visitors with open arms. The two work hard to “give people the opportunity to be deeply involved” in […]