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Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Our Sponsors

2016 Boston Local Food Festival Sponsors

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The Division of Agricultural Markets fosters the sustainability of Massachusetts’ agriculture through innovative marketing, business, educational and environmentally sound initiatives implemented through the Agricultural Fairs and Marketing Programs. The Division staff work closely with the Divisions of Crop and Pest Services and Agricultural Technical Assistance to coordinate improved environmental sustainability and the economic viability of the agricultural resources within the Commonwealth. The Division staff collaborate with the over 50 agricultural and commodity organizations as well as other state agencies within the Secretariat of Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs as well as numerous other agencies across the state on both regional and state wide projects.

airgraphics

AirGraphics is a local printer known for it’s high quality, quick turn-around and amazing customer service.It’s extremely important to us that our clients know whom they’re doing business with. Once you take the time to find out what we’re all about, we’re confident you’ll like what you see. We thank you for considering AIR Graphics as your go-to resource for print solutions! Let us find your print solution!
Backyard%20FarmsWe are tomato growers. It’s what we do, it’s what we love, and it’s where and how we live.
When we realized that there were a lot of people out there just like us, people that feel something when they smell a plant, or get excited when they see a first flower start to form to a piece of fruit, or just really enjoy eating a good tomato, we knew we could build a business around truly great tomatoes. And if we could do it throughout the winter, people would appreciate it as much as we would.

The Boston Foundation

In 2015, the Boston Foundation celebrated its 100th Anniversary as the primary philanthropy forGreater Boston-from the earliest days of responding to human need, to seeding innovation through grants for fresh ideas, to helping change the very systems that affect the lives of everyone in our city and region. Learn more about our Centennial events.Today, they are one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation. Their donors meet their own philanthropic goals, while adding to the Foundation’s overall strength. They also play a major civic leadership role for our region through publishing fresh research, convening people to discuss our region’s challenges and creating powerful agendas for change.

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Boston Organics is an independent organic produce and grocery delivery service that connects consumers and businesses in the greater Boston area with fresh seasonal produce from organic farms. Boston Organics is committed to delivering fresh organic produce to customers each week, while focusing on convenience, variety, and value. Winner of a 2011 “Sustainable Food Leadership” award from the City of Boston, Boston Organics supports local farms, local businesses, and fair-trade practices.

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CommonWealth Kitchen is a collaborative community working to strengthen the local economy, particularly for people who have been impacted by racial, social, and economic inequality. We offer shared kitchens with integrated business assistance, creating and growing dynamic food-based businesses and careers. We envision an equitable world and sustainable food system that provide each of us with access to the resources we need to live, learn, work, and thrive to succeed.

 

Eastern Bank

Today more than ever, you need a bank that’s not only there for you, but true to you and your community. That’s Eastern Bank. For nearly two centuries, we’ve been here to help generations of individuals, families, and businesses reach their goals. We’ve accomplished it with honest values and service that always puts our customers first. It’s how we’ve grown to be the largest independent mutually owned bank and earned our reputation as a bank that cares about its customers, communities, and employees.

Over the past 10 years, Boston has seen a re-birth of interest in food. Whether it’s the opening of a farmers market in your town, the interest chefs have in using and giving recognition to local products on their menus, or the increase in specialty/gourmet food stores, we are seeing an emphasis on seasonal foods and local products. We at Edible Boston want help support this renaissance. Our publication and website are a resource for finding out what’s new, what’s available locally, and an introduction to the people instrumental in bringing about the change. Isn’t it time you knew about the farmer at your local farm stand?food solution new englandFood Solutions New England (FSNE) is a regional, collaborative network that serves as a convener, cultivator, and champion of its regional food system. It brings together diverse individuals and organizations working across the food system towards strengthening the regional food system. FSNE also develops and curates ideas, resources, and connections that support new collaborations and actions of cultivator and finally it lifts up and helps to connect the work of the many networks, organizations, and individuals dedicated to food system change in New England.

gentle giant

Gentle Giant is an award winning moving company with more than 30 years of experience offering the highest quality moving, storage facilities, and packing for moving.  The company has always taken the “Gentle” part of its name very seriously, doing everything possible to deliver professional, caring, and competent full service moving services. The team of more than 200 competent, caring movers and moving specialists provide professional moving services to more than 10,000 customers each year.

Harvest Co-op

Harvest Co-op Markets is committed to building a vibrant community and healthier world by selling natural and organic food and bringing the benefits of cooperatives to our members. We offer a full line of products and services sought by our members, with an emphasis on natural and organic foods. We educate and advocate for our members as consumers. We support local, organic, cooperative and fair labor suppliers. We strive to build a democratic and welcoming community that celebrates the diversity of our members.NE diary promotion

 New England Dairy Promotion is a not-for-profit marketing and promotion company with offices in Uxbridge, MA and Winooski, VT. It is the local affiliate of the American Dairy Association and Dairy Management, Inc., based in Chicago, IL. On behalf of the New England and U.S. dairy farmers, its purpose is to drive increased sales and demand for dairy products and ingredients. The company works proactively and in partnership with leaders and innovators to increase and apply knowledge that leverages opportunities to increase dairy volume.

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what is maven?

Car sharing the way it should be. Smart, seamless and all about you. With features like OnStar®1, SiriusXM®, Apple® CarPlay™2 compatibility, it’s the most personal way to share a car.

why maven?

  • Free to join (limited time offer)
  • No fuel costs
  • Cars with tons of features + amenities
  • Latest and coolest technologies
  • Hourly and daily rates
  • Insurance included
  • Safe + Reliable

Start driving today!

natural awakeinings

Natural Awakenings is Boston’s healthy living magazine. The aim is to be a guide to a healthier, more balanced life, providing insights and information to improve the quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In each issue of Natural Awakenings magazine readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle. Natural Awakenings magazine is part of a growing family of locally owned magazines reaching over 3.8 million readers in more than 88 cities By being part of a larger network of magazines, they can provide the latest health and wellness information available through feature articles written by nationally-recognized authors, as well as articles by local experts.

Save That Stuff

Save That Stuff is a leading waste management company that helps over two thousand New England businesses and institutions safely and efficiently get rid of paper recyclables and a wide variety of other recoverable scrap materials otherwise destined for the dumpster. And we do it while saving our customers a lot of precious time and money.

trustees

Here at Trustees, we are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever. Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for. We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.