Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Why Farmers Markets? Because Our Votes Count! »

A wonderful teacher I had in high school used to tell us over and over again to “vote with your feet!” I went to a small girls’ school in Shaker Heights Ohio and she was a lovably impassioned history teacher. “Girls, you have got to get out there and vote with your feet!” she would […]
Posted by: Taylor Stevens on August 27, 2014 @ 2:00 am
Filed under: Blog

Kitchensurfing: A Professional Chef in the Comfort of Your Own Home »

The digital age has introduced us to valuable new ways of sharing information and connecting with people and resources to which we might not have previously had access. But the organizations that make the best use of this technology are the ones that encourage or facilitate offline connections. Kitchensurfing does just that. It’s an innovative […]
Posted by: jane Ward on August 25, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Filed under: Blog,Corn Free July

Charcuterie Boards: Step up your appetizer game »

Having an impromptu get together with friends or family? Looking for a tasty appetizer to bring to a party? A charcuterie platter is a great way to get creative and serve an elegant dish that will really wow your guests. What is charcuterie you may ask? It is a French term for dry-cured meats originally […]
Posted by: Emily Goodman on August 22, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Filed under: Blog

You Scream, I scream, Massachusetts screams for Ice Cream! »

It’s no secret that in Massachusetts, we love ice cream. According to Thrillist and Food & Wine Magazine, the Bay State has some of the best ice cream shops and artisans in the country to service this bottomless desire. At the heart of this love is the reality that Massachusetts produces quality ice cream as […]
Posted by: Bethany Graber on August 20, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Filed under: Blog

The Fight for Food Justice in Boston »

Children living in underprivileged areas have a striking 28% higher risk of obesity than those in wealthy areas. While healthy food is more expensive to afford, one of the main reasons for the correlation is the lack of access to healthy food in the underprivileged areas. Many grocery stores and higher quality food options do […]
Posted by: Fiona Chandra on August 18, 2014 @ 4:45 pm
Filed under: Blog

3 ways to become involved in your local food system »

We know that local food is delicious, healthy, and supports the local economy.  So how can you, as an individual or as a community, support the local food system?  Check out these 3 ways that you can become involved! Participate in a CSACommunity supported agriculture, or CSAs, allow you to buy a share of produce […]
Posted by: Chrissy Carroll on August 15, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Filed under: Blog,Boston Local Food Festival,Farms,Snacking in Sneakers,Sustainability

A Taste of the World in New England »

While national agricultural news can often seem bleak, and consumers may have the sense that large industrial farms dominate the market, the outlook is a bit brighter here in New England.  The most recent USDA agricultural census showed that small-scale farms, many of them managed by immigrant and minority farmers, are expanding at a steady […]
Posted by: Beth Falk on August 13, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Filed under: Beth Falk Writes,Blog,Boston Local Food Festival

Jump on the Big Rock! »

  In 1999, Aaron Brochu, a former scup fisherman in New Bedford, acquired an agricultural grant to start an oyster farm in Dennis. After a visit to Cape Cod, Aaron decided he wanted to try his hand at this type of fishing. Boom. Big Rock Oyster was born… and thank goodness! Raise your hand if […]
Posted by: Meagan Spencer on August 11, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Filed under: Big Eater Small Body,Blog

Looking for 2014 Local Craft Brew Featured Bloggers »

Craft Beer Fan. Locavore. Brew connoisseur. Homebrewer. Any of the above describe you? If so, we’re looking for your type! Apply to become a featured blogger for the Boston Local Food Program’s Local Craft Brewfest 2014. What this entails: a Boston Local Food Festival Featured Blogger Button for your blog photo, blog link, &bio placed […]
Posted by: ellatwagy on August 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Filed under: Blog,Boston Local Food Festival,Local Craft Brewfest

The Gateway to MassGrown »

Are you looking for a farmers market near you? Information on pesticides; a recipe? Maybe a Blueberry Dessert Festival? Well go no further, just visit mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/ and you’ll find it. If it has to do with agriculture locally, you’ll find what you’re looking for. At the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR) they are helping to […]
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