Festival Bloggers - Boston Local Food Festival Boston Local Food Festival : Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Festival Bloggers

Interested in joining the 2014 Boston Local Food Festival Blogging Team? Fill out the form here: Festival Blogger Application

 Have questions about becoming a festival blogger? Email ella@thewilliamsagency.net


  Jessica Dennis is the founder and writer of Gluten Free Boston Girl, a gluten free food blog based primarily in the Boston area.  She writes about her adventures as a 20-something year old young woman, who loves dining out, trying new foods, and experimenting with new recipes in her own kitchen, all while sticking to a gluten free diet. Her site includes a list of restaurants and restaurant reviews, product reviews and other helpful information for those on a gluten free diet. Follow Jessica on Twitter @gfbostongirl


kerrie urban

Kerrie Blogs at Urban Foodie Finds, a Boston based food and wine blog featuring local restaurant reviews and recipes. She is also the co-founder of Blog and Tweet Boston, a group that connects bloggers with local businesses through fun events. Kerrie has blogged for the Boston Local Food Festival for the past three years, although her interest in local sustainable food began much earlier. She buys local for health and ethical reasons, and does her best to support small independent farmers. Follow her on twitter at @itakepicsoffood


Jane Ward has been blogging about local food since 2011, but she’s loved it since 1989 when she first started helping her mother in the garden. When she’s not at her day job managing a local retail establishment, she can be found exploring the Boston area’s independent grocers, farmers markets, and restaurants. You can follow these adventures, as well as glean recipes, join the conversation about the down sides of industrial agriculture, and more at Corn Free July, or follow her on Twitter @cornbloggirl.


Dvora GautieriDvora comes to Boston after growing up in Maryland. She studied Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Maryland, and her experiences have instilled her with a passion for food politics, climate change, sustainability and health. This is her first year blogging with the Boston Local Food Festival, but not the last! She currently works for Virgin Pulse and blogs for CleanTech Open, Northeast. Dvora writes the blog Live Madly On.



Randle BrowningRandle Browning is a creative food professional and web designer living in Waco, TX. After finishing graduate school in Boston, Randle left the academic scene behind in search of a way to combine her loves of eating and creating beautiful things. By day, you can find her developing recipes, writing, and doing photography for her food blog, Crandlecakes.com. By night, she designs websites and works in women’s tech education. When Randle’s not elbow deep in flour and knee deep in computer cords, she helps out at the pizza place she helped her husband open almost three years ago.


meagan spencer

Meagan Spencer began blogging when she knew it was time to change her diet to include more healthy options without constantly being hungry. As a southern native, she wanted to get healthy without having to give up her big southern appetite. Since 2011, she has become increasingly interested in local foods, local vendors, sustainability and healthy, whole foods. Her blog focuses on how to make healthy foods taste delicious. Check out her creative recipes at Big Eater Small Body or on Instagram @bigeatersmallbody.



A Massachusetts native, Bethany Graber’s blog Wine.Dine.Repeat follows her culinary excursions in her own kitchen, around Boston, and beyond. A recent graduate of the Boston University Gastronomy Masters program, Bethany has always been interested in all aspects of food, particularly eating it. Follow her wining and dining adventures at @winedinerepeat and winedinerepeat.com.



Beth Falk

 Beth Falk is a freelance writer, a cook, and a cheesemonger-in-training. As a former environmental lawyer, a mother and a colorectal cancer survivor, she is particularly interested in the ways that food politics and nutrition affect health and development. She blogs about sustainable agriculture, nutrition science, local food and good cheese and wine at www.bethfalkwrites.com, and does recipe development and social media work for the Massachusetts Cheese Guild. When she’s not at a keyboard, you can find her behind the counter at The Cheese Shop in Concord, MA.


Emily Lesinski found a post-college passion in cooking and baking after living on jello, chicken and pasta for months. Her blog, Livin’ Lemon, was created as a way to teach herself and others how to make simple yet delicious dishes at home. Now going on two years, Livin’ Lemon has evolved into a combination of cooking, baking, and life adventures, encompassing the motto Live, Love, Lemon. For more information on Emily’s adventures in the kitchen, adorable animals and life inspiration, follow her on Instagram and Twitter @LivinLemon.


ChrissyCarroll_HeadshotChrissy blogs at Snacking in Sneakers, where she shares inspiration and tips about fitness, food, and all things wellness. As a Registered Dietitian and triathlete, Chrissy appreciates the fresh flavor and nutritious nature of local ingredients. She especially loves sharing healthy ways to prepare whole foods to motivate fellow athletes to fuel right and achieve peak performance. When Chrissy isn’t blogging, she can be found working on her corporate wellness business, Inspired Wellness Solutions, or out for a run around town.


BLFF_AmberMichele_DivAmberRSAmber was born and bred on the idea that “food is love.” Growing up in Brooklyn, NYC her parents grew tomatoes and tea leaves while trips to the Union Square Farmer’s Market were a Saturday morning ritual. A family big on food, wine, beer, and loving life, she’s spreading love the only way she knows how. Add in over ten years of restaurant, service, and hospitality experience for an insiders point of view. Elevated Living was created to help others “keep finding ways to Elevate The Everyday.” Here she shares everything from happy hour finds, natural remedies, organizational tips, food festivities, and of course- love of all things local.


Emily Goodman Boston native and alumni of U Mass Amherst (Hospitality and Tourism Management) is passionate about cooking and loves to explore the food scene in Boston as well throughout her travels. During the day, she is a Tradeshow and Event Marketing Specialist. At night and on the weekends, she spends time with friends and family as well as travel to check out what other cities have to offer! Emily began blogging at Simply Gourmet in Southie as a place to keep recipes organized, but it has grown so much over the past few years. Follow Emily on twitter @emilyjgoodman or Instagram@emmalee537



Briana Palma is a writer and editor who loves anything and everything related to food. Her work has been published by Bostoniano Magazine, Ireland’s Sunday Business Post, US Airways Magazine and Yahoo Food, among others. She also shares her favorite recipes, restaurants and other food-related musings atwww.brianapalma.com and on Twitter @brianapalma.




Fiona Chandra has been blogging about restaurants for 7 years and documenting her experiences at Gourmet Pigs . Although her locality recently changed from Los Angeles to Boston, she’s excited to explored the restaurants and produce that the Greater Boston Area has to offer. The mission is simple: find the best places and products to eat in Boston. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram at @gourmetpigs.