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”
Please also don't forget to mark your calendar for the major annual fundraiser event for Boston Local Food Festival - the 5th Local Craft Brewfest on November 21st. Please help us to keep the Boston Local Food Festival free by also joining us on November 21st at Moakley U.S. Courthouse located on the Boston waterfront - where the city meets the sea. Come taste, explore, socialize, and connect with local craft brewers, distillers, cideries, meaderies, artisan beverage brewers, and food producers. While celebrating local brews, you can savor live music by local musicians and sample delicious local food!
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At the new Aeronaut Food Hub in Somerville, the distinct bittersweet smell of chocolate permeates the air. Walk around the corner from the entryway and you’ll see why; there, Eric Parkes of Somerville Chocolate uses cacao from places like Hawaii, Nicaragua and Belize to handcraft bars of the sweet stuff. Not your ordinary chocolatier, […]