Become a Vendor
2014 Vendor Registration is Now Open!
Boston Local Food Festival takes places on The Rose Kennedy Greenway, right near Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Waterfront, and The Aquarium. Last year, over 100 vendors, exhibitors, nonprofits and sponsors participated in the third annual Boston Local Food Festival. With thousands of people in attendance, the Festival attracts a wide variety of families, urban and suburban dwellers, area university students, community and home gardeners, foodies, localvores, food bloggers, and tourists. Scroll down to learn about our vendor criteria and connect with resources for local sourcing and contact for obtaining recyclable and compostable dish wear and utensils.
Local Buying Guide!
As a resource to vendors, SBN has put together a Local Food Buying Guide to provide you with wholesale and direct connections to local food suppliers. We hope you will take advantage of this valuable resource. You can download it here 2013 BLFF Wholesale Local Buying Guide
Our Definition of Local Food Offered at Festival
We define local as Massachusetts grown and produced as the first preference, and then expanding beyond the state to Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in New England.
Basic Food Vendor Requirements
We are enthusiastically seeking vendor applications from those who comply with the following guidelines:
Food vendors are encouraged to offer dishes and portions that include locally grown or sourced perishable foods. These could include: 1) fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey and maple syrup (categorized as specialty crops in Massachusetts), 2) dairy, and 3) meat. Our team is available to help you find local food suppliers, if you need assistance.
Our goal is to offer affordable local food, and therefore we ask that food vendors offer a maximum price of $6 per serving or portion.
Since Boston Local Food Festival is a Zero Waste event, all vendors should use recyclable and compostable utensils, serving containers, and napkins. No bottled water will be served at the event. For zero waste resources, contact email@example.com.
If you have general questions about being a vendor, please contact us and we will respond quickly: