Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

DIY Demo Booth

The theme of Do-It-Yourself Demo Tent is “Local All Year Round.” This volunteer-run portion of the event requires experts in a variety of areas related to food, urban homesteading, living green, environmental sustainability, etc., to share their skills with the eaters of  Boston Local Food Festival. Volunteer presenters were given a free 30-60 minute slot to share tips. Boston Local Food Festival is excited to offer the Do-It-Yourself Demo Tent this year on The Rose Kennedy Greenway!

2013 Do-It-Yourself Schedule (LOCATION: Zone C, just across from the Family Fun Zone and Ring’s Fountain)

11PM-12PM: Kimi Ceridon, Urban Homesteader & Gastronomer- “Vegetable Fermentation: The basics of making your own lacto-fermented Kim-chi (and sauerkraut by extension).” Kimi Ceridon is the Boston Metro Organizer for NOFA/Mass and is involved in local food and personal food production.

12PM-1PM: Brian Axelrod, Life for Juice- “Wheatgrass Juicing 101: Showcasing the benefits wheatgrass has on personal health and wellness.” Brian’s background in the sustainable transportation business helped him pioneer Life Force Juice’s green delivery and mobile juice bar. Brian comes from a strong genetic lineage of wheatgrass gurus, beginning with his great grandfather. Brian’s first wheatgrass shot changed his life, and he is committed to sharing his passion.

1PM-2PM: Cassandria Cambpell, Fresh Food Generation- “Caribbean & West African Sauces and Spices!” Cassandria Cambpell is the co-founder of Fresh Food Generation, a farm to plate food truck organization that serves low income communities in the Greater Boston Area and provides meaningful employment opportunities for youth ages 18 to 21.

2PM-3PM: Kafi Dixon, City Growers- “Landless Gardening: Burlap Sack Salad and Herb Gardening” Kafi is a farmer with City Growers, specializing in urban farming and landless gardening. Previously, she was the Owner Operator of Milk & Honey Produce Market.

3PM-4PM: Jeremy Ogusky, Clay Crocks- “The political, biological & symbolic ‘culture’ of kraut: demo, discussion & debrief” Jeremy is the owner of Ogusky Ceramics. He is passionate fermenting evangelist, public health practitioner and studio potter living in Boston, Massachusetts. Jeremy’s current studio practice draws from his global health experiences and he is excited and proud to craft beautiful & useful fermentation crocks which help folks create ancient, healthy & low-tech fermented food.