Massachusetts Eat Local Month is focused on promoting local food and local food producers and service providers to our local community. The month will feature live events, delicious special menu items, educational opportunities about eating local and more, all while raising awareness about the importance of choosing local restaurants and products.Is your restaurant or food business interested in participating? Fill out the application here!
Participating restaurants commit to:
1) Highlighting at least three dishes that use as many local ingredients as feasible.
2) Uploading specials on restaurant website, highlighting local farms and purveyors
3) Complete online survey upon conclusion of Eat Local Month.
Sourcing Locally and the Local Food Movement: A Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, August 1, 9:00-10:30AM
Join SBN and several local food luminaries for a roundtable discussion on the challenges of sourcing locally! Attendees can expect to find (and share) creative ideas of using seasonal and local ingredients, network with industry professionals, food suppliers, and other players in the local food movement, and discuss stories of success with supporting the local food movement!
SBN Boardroom (Cambridge)
99 Bishop Allen Drive, #100
Cambridge MA, 02139
Red’s Best Tour
Monday, August 7, 8:30-10:00AM
A leader in the sustainable seafood industry, Red’s Best is a Boston-based seafood wholesaler that buys directly from New England fishing boats. SBN and one of Red’s Best’s staff members will be leading a tour at the Red’s Best facility. Tour-goers will learn about Red’s Best’s initiatives to support fishermen, ways to support the local seafood industry, and different types of New England seafood!
37 Fish Pier St W
Boston, MA 02210
Interested in hosting an event or helping spread the word? E-mail email@example.com
Join SBN and leaders in the local food movement for a roundtable discussion on best practices and challenges of sourcing locally! Local Food Luminaries will kick off the discussion by sharing their own stories, and the conversation will flow from there!
Find and share creative ideas for using seasonal and local ingredients, discuss stories of success, and network with industry professionals, food suppliers, and other players in the local food movement!
Light refreshments and breakfast treats will be provided.
Do you know your fisherman?
You probably know your dentist and your accountant but you may not know your fishermen even though they feed you. Meet Red’s Best, a Boston based seafood wholesaler, who aggregates catch directly from over 1,000 small, independent New England fishing boats annually. Red’s Best mission is to sustain the livelihoods of American fishermen and their families while sustaining fisheries for harvest.
Join the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts for a tour of the Red’s Best fish pier facility and let’s talk about where our fish comes from and why it matters.
For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation’s largest local & sustainable food hub!
Boston Local Food Festival is a FREE outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more.
RSVP is not required but allows us to send you important updates about the Boston Local Food Festival! For a list of vendors, sponsors and activities, please visit http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/
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