DoneGood is thrilled to partner with the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts as the official app of SBN’s spectacular Boston Local Food Festival, the nation’s largest local and sustainable food event. This year’s theme “Healthy Local Food for All” furthers the groups mission to increase access of healthy local food to urban communities, support local farms, facilitate collaboration between locally owned food-related businesses, and increase demand for sustainably produced food through education and promotion.
The Quick Rundown
The 2016 Boston Local Food Festival will be held on Sunday, September 18th from 11am – 5pm at the Rose Kennedy Greenway (next to the Aquarium T stop on the Blue Line). The outdoor festival is free and showcases farmers, local food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness. Families can enjoy musical performances, friends can share local food samplings, and foodies can ogle as lively chefs sauté and participate during DIY demos. And it wouldn’t be a New England event without a seafood throwdown!
Taste the Local Flavor
Farmers and restaurants from across the region will be on hand as attendees enjoy tastings prepared by well-known local chefs and cookbook authors, featuring fresh, local fruits, herbs, vegetables, seafood and locally-grown meats. This is a great opportunity to speak with food growers and to learn how healthy foods are grown and prepared. Workshops featuring farmers and entrepreneurs will inspire you to try your own creative ways to grow sustainable food! And, of course, there will be beer — local craft deliciousness to wash it all down with. Check out a full list of this year’s vendors.
Zero Waste Event
Bringing people together to celebrate healthy food is always a good idea, but more people often means more waste. One of the best things about this event is SBN’s commitment to minimize the impact the festival has on the environment. Every effort is made to use recyclable materials, compost food scraps, and offer minimal paper and plastic waste. Last year, 85% of the event’s waste was diverted (in other words, was composted or recycled instead of going into a landfill) and 100% of the energy used was offset! If you’re coming, consider using public transit to get there (by foot or bike is even better), and bring your own reusable water bottles and bags to enjoy New England’s largest one day farmer’s market, while celebrating “Healthy and Local Food for All”!