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Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

10 Must-Do Steps for Sustainable Homebrewing »

In the craft beer world, solar panels and ambitious recycling programs have become the norm. Microbreweries from Alaska to Colorado to Massachusetts strive to be sustainable, local, and organic. But there’s an even greener way to drink beer: Make handcrafted ales in the comfort of your own home. The 1.2 million U.S. homebrewers have some […]
Posted by: Mi Li on April 17, 2015 @ 3:55 pm
Filed under: Blog,Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest,Local Craft Brewfest,Sustainability

Rich Variety at Local Craft Brewfest »

The 5th Annual Local Craft Brewfest was a sold out event. Featuring dozens of breweries, distilleries, and retailers of local food, the festival showcased the rich variety of products available from sustainable businesses in the greater Boston area. The Moakley U.S. Courthouse on the Waterfront is a great location for an event like this, with […]
Posted by: Mi Li on December 2, 2014 @ 9:25 am
Filed under: Corn Free July,Local Craft Brewfest

Blueprint Brands: Redesigning Your Liquor Cabinet. »

It can be hard to reconcile a love of local, ethically sourced food with a love of booze. Like cell phones and hot showers, alcohol tends to sometimes fall under the category of “I gotta draw the line somewhere.” Luckily, there’s Blueprint Brands, a marketing and sales company that works solely with “a carefully curated selection of […]
Posted by: Mi Li on October 21, 2014 @ 7:00 am
Filed under: Blog,Corn Free July,Local Craft Brewfest

Elevated Living: A Food Solution for New England »

Our world would cease to exist without visionaries. Those whose ideas take root like a tree to the ground, its creation reaching to the sky, yearning for nutrients and wholesomeness abound. Food Solutions New England (FSNE) was created to provide us with harvest-a-plenty; to come together and form a network in the present, preparing us, our plates, and our bodies […]
Posted by: Amber Michele on September 10, 2014 @ 5:26 pm
Filed under: Blog

Sustainable America: Advocates for Food Waste Reduction »

We eat local because it is more sustainable, but there is another side of food sustainability: food waste. According to Sustainable America, an environmental non-profit dedicated to make our country’s fuel and food system more resilient, we waste 40% of our food. An average American throws away 1.5 pounds of food daily! There are many […]
Posted by: Fiona Chandra on September 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Filed under: Blog,Gourmet Pigs,Sustainability

Somerville Chocolate’s sweet take on the CSA »

  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, […]
Posted by: Briana Palma on September 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Filed under: Blog

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: Mi Li 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: Mi Li 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
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