SBN’s Boston Local Food Festival is a deliciously free outdoor event that connects Massachusetts and New England eaters of all backgrounds with the abundance of fresh, nutritious local food choices available close to home. The Boston Local Food Festival is an event for all ages aimed to allow locals to taste and appreciate the variety of locally produced and harvested products grown right here in the Boston area! There will be live music performed by local musicians and fun activities for children. There will also be competitions (like the annual Seafood Throwdown, sponsored by NAMA) and demonstrations put on by local food experts.
The festival will provide access to healthy food for $6 or less, created with local ingredients. The goal of this event is to connect local farmers and producers to their consumers, strengthening the community and educating the locals in a delicious and informative way.
The festival has been endorsed by the City of Boston, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), and several leading food organizations, businesses, and farms. We also have a goal of making this a Zero Waste event. In 2012, 91% of waste was diverted from landfills!The event will take place from 11 – 5 on Sunday, September 14 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near the Aquarium T stop, in Boston. For more information on the Sustainable Business Network visit www.sbnmass.org.