Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show

8th Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show

Tuesday March 5, 2019

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Curry Student Center, Northeastern University

Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.

Specialty Crop Farmers and Producers> REGISTER HERE

Local Food Vendors (Non-Specialty Crop)> REGISTER HERE

Buyers & Attendees > REGISTER HERE

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 8th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2019 Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

2019 Schedule:

  • 9:30 am Open Floor Trading Begins
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am Workshop 1 – Getting In and Staying In
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am Buyers Panel – Open to Food Buyers Only –
          Success Stories from The Field
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 1:1 Consultation Sessions Occurring
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Workshop 2 – Strategies for Building Equity
         in One’s Business
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 3:00 pm Trade Show Closes

Local Specialty Crop Trade Show

Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers.

Local Food Trade Show

This trade show is open to all non-specialty crop food producers including meat and dairy farms, fisheries, baked goods and other added value producers. Exhibition booths are $125.00. *$25 Discount for SBN Members

Who should attend?

Any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options.*This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.*

Getting There:

The SBN Local Food Trade Show will take place in the Curry Student Center of Northeastern University. The building is located on the Main Campus. There are two visitor parking garages on the Northeastern University campus.