BOSTON – The Boston Local Food Festival is a free festival to celebrate the virtues of eating local food sources, with dishes for $5 or less created with local ingredients. The zero-waste event is currently taking place at Fort Point Channel along Boston’s waterfront and will end at 5:00PM. The event will be held rain or shine.
Festival goers will have the opportunity to engage with local farmers, chefs, and entrepeneurs as well as learn from exhibits and variety of demonstrations about gardening, cooking, nutrition, and health while enjoying the festive music and atmosphere. Visitors can also participate in Crop Share by donating produce from their garden. These fresh, healthy, generously donated foods will be collected through South Boston Grows and The Food Project and distributed to families in need. You’ll also have the chance to taste local beer, mead, cider, and wine at the Local Craft Brew Tasting event.
The festival has been organized by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston whose mission is to engage business and community leaders in building economies that are green, local, and fair. The SBN defines local food 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. Local also includes local and independent food producers and entrepreneurs.