Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
*Registration opens in January*
Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering its 4th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2015 Local Food Trade Shows are 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.
This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.
Due to the expansion of our program we are offering two trade shows this year, taking place at the same time in the same location. Each trade show will feature different types of exhibitors.
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 for Agricultural Resources. Thanks to a grant from MDAR,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 $100.00.
7:30 am – 9:30 am Set Up
7:30 am -12:00 pm Registration
8:15 am -9:30 am Seminar Session 1
9:45 am -10:00 am Welcome Address
10:00 am -1:30 pm Open Floor Trading
11:00 am -12:15 pm Seminar Session 2
12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch*
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Breakdown
The Specialty Crop Trade Shows is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown). Our partners for this event include Northeastern University, Boston Food and Farm, Food Solutions New England, Health Care Without Harm, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA).