Full Festival Schedule - 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

Full Festival Schedule

2017 Boston Local Food Festival Program Book (Downloadable PDF)

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OPENING PROGRAM & KICK-OFF- 12 Noon

Location: Zone C, in the Fish Stock Zone at Milk Street

Welcome Address featuring:

  • Laury Hammel, Executive Director of Sustainable Business Network
  • Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Commissioner John Lebeaux          
  • Joanne Burke, Food Solutions New England and Director of Dietetic Internship, Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, University of New Hampshire         
  • Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director, The Rose Kennedy Greenway  
  • Nicola Williams, Co-Chair, SBN Local Food Committee               

NEW ENGLAND VILLAGE – ZONE A

SBN is excited to be partnering for a third year with the Food Solutions New England (FSNE) regional network to present “The New England Village” at this year’s festival. The New England Village follows on the Massachusetts launch and announcement of FSNE’s “50 by 60” vision at the 2014 Boston Local Food Festival. A New England Food Vision calls for our region to build the capacity to produce at least 50% of clean, fair, just, and accessible food for all people in New England by 2060.The New England Village will highlight a select few of our New England vendors as a sampling of how easy it is to support and celebrate our region’s interconnection, making a vision of 50 by 60 come to life! 

Schedule

2:00 – 3:00 PM:Meet the Authors of a New England Food Vision in the “50 by 60” Gallery, where you can take a closer look at the Vision.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM:Meet vendors from around New England and learn more about our regional food system

FAMILY FUN ZONE – ZONE B  (Rings Fountain and on lawn on Zone B)

Family Fun Zone is presented by: The Trustees and KAS Consulting

Visit the Family Fun Zone for Goats, Pretty Prints, the New England Aquarium Tidepool Touch Tank, Bean Bag Toss & More!

Schedule

  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
    • Bollywood Performance followed by Dance with Shikha Bajpai from Studio Bollywood (Lawn)
  • 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM- 1:30 PM
    • Milking Demonstration with Grand Ole Goats from Chestnut Hill Farm
  • 1:30 PM -2:00 PM
    • Bollywood Dance with Shikha Bajpai from Studio Bollywood (Lawn)
  • 2:00 PM-2:30 PM
    • Milk Demonstration with Grand Ole Goats from Chestnut Hill Farm
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    • Move to the music of jazz, soul and funk with Afrobeat Fit (Lawn)

NORTHWEST ATLANTIC MARINE ALLIANCE’S SEAFOOD THROWDOWN – ZONE B (Milk Street)

12:30-2:30 PM Fisherman Spencer Montgomery will present the locally abundant ‘mystery fish’ that will be unveiled at the beginning of the Throwdown and with ingredients purchased at the Festival, the teams will compete to create the most delicious dish!

12:30-2:30 PM

  • Seafood Throwdown with Chef Kevin Conner Vs. Chef Amanda Parks

3:00-4:00PM

Filet Demonstration with Chef “Ras Skills” Mills

CHEF DEMOS – ZONE D

Schedule

11:00 AM Julia ShanksJulia Shanks Food Consulting
12:00 PM Holly PierceJust Add Cooking 
12:45 PM Ana Patuleia OrtinsPortuguese Cooking
2:00 PM Crystal KingThe Secret Chef & Chef Pino Maffeo
2:45 PM Chef Nick CaliasColonnade Hotel 
3:45 PM Chef Todd Herberlein, Volante Farms