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In New England, Respecting our Heritage Means Respecting the Sea »

By Joshua Berman Project Coordinator, SBN The city of Boston has a very interesting history, and no, I’m not talking about the pilgrims. I’m talking about the city itself. Boston originated as a trading colony for the British, a booming seaport exporting New England’s fish, farm, and lumber products to Europe. In fact, Boston boasts […]
Posted by: Joshua Berman on August 22, 2016 @ 2:26 pm
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CommonWealth Kitchen: Food with a Mission »

By Joshua Berman Project Coordinator, SBN My earliest memories of food are ones that are shared. Sitting around a butcher-block table with my family, eating good and simple food, leaning too far back in my beat-up, red chair and falling off more often than not. Food for me has always been a shared experience and a […]
Posted by: Amy Klein on August 12, 2016 @ 10:28 am
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Got Milk? Massachusetts Does. »

By: Joshua BermanProject Coordinator, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts How often do you think about your local dairy farmer? Well if you are like me, probably not enough. The truth is, Massachusetts dairy farmers are not only an integral part of our agricultural system, but also our local economy. The Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board (MDPB) is […]
Posted by: Amy Klein on August 3, 2016 @ 9:31 pm
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10th District Brewing Company »

Last night I went by my old neighborhood in Abington and checked out a relatively new brewery, 10th District Brewing Company. Located at 491 Washington Street in Abington, 10th District Brewing Company has been in business since approximately August 2015. They are currently open two days a week, Wednesdays from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 11am-4pm. I went down […]
Posted by: Nicola on April 25, 2016 @ 9:58 am
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Cambridge Brewing Company: Boston’s First Brewpub »

Boston has a long history of craft brewing, of course, but did you know that Cambridge Brewing Company was the first commercial brewery in America to produce a Belgian beer? Opened in 1989, Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square was also the first brewery-restaurant in the Boston area – basically, it’s Boston’s first brewpub! Cambridge […]
Posted by: Fiona Chandra on April 21, 2016 @ 3:36 pm
Filed under: Blog,Gourmet Pigs,Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Modern Homebrew Emporium »

The third most popular drink in the world, after water and tea, is beer. I’ve always wondered about home brewing, so when I was selected to blog about the business of home brewing for the Boston Local Food Festival in anticipation of the upcoming Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest, I was really excited. What a great opportunity […]
Posted by: Nicola on March 31, 2016 @ 4:17 pm
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Brazo Fuerte – Beer Innovation »

Everyone has experienced that moment talking to someone about an idea they executed and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” That moment came to me talking to Bev Armstrong, founder and brewer of Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer. What is this genius idea? It’s her beer! Well, it’s more than that. It’s the idea behind […]
Posted by: Nicola on @ 3:12 pm
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A Boston to New Hampshire Brewery Tour »

New England has over 100 craft breweries, including over 2 dozen in New Hampshire alone. Allo Gilinsky, the owner of Pints of Portsmouth, hailed from Northern California, and he was surprised at how many craft breweries he found so close to his new home in Boston. He found so many great craft breweries in the area, […]
Posted by: Fiona Chandra on @ 2:51 pm
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Oxfam America 2015 | Boston Local Food Festival »

by Alexandria McMahon a student from Northeastern University and fellow at Oxfam America We all have a vested interest in knowing where our food comes from and how our consumer choices impact the food system in Boston but also globally. This year marks Oxfam America’s fourth year at the Boston Local Food Festival. Oxfam is […]
Posted by: Nicola on September 16, 2015 @ 11:57 am
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Connecting people to the land »

by Karyn Novakowski In the Farm to School world, the word connect is used extensively when discussing people, food and land. The National Farm to School Network says that Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools. […]
Posted by: Nicola on September 11, 2015 @ 10:53 am
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