Events Calendar

December 2015 – March 2016

Checkout Bag Vendor Fair @ The Middle East Downstairs
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Checkout Bag Vendor Fair @ The Middle East Downstairs | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

The City of Cambridge’s Bring Your Own Bag ordinance goes into effect on March 31, 2016. SBN and 1 Bag at a Time are pleased to present a Checkout Bag Vendor Fair to create connections between suppliers of compliant bags and local business owners. Drop in any time during the event to learn more about the ordinance and find bags that will work best for your business.

The event is free for attendees. Vendors, please e-mail to learn more about participating.

SBN’s 14th Annual Winter Gala @ Arts at the Armory
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SBN's 14th Annual Winter Gala @ Arts at the Armory | Somerville | Massachusetts | United States

Join the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts for another fantastic end-of-the-year party! Mark your calendars now– SBN’s 14th Annual Winter Gala will take place on Thursday, December 10th from 7:00-10:00 PM!

We’re excited to host our annual fundraising event at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. This lively and funky venue will provide the perfect backdrop for a true celebration of all things local.

Not sure what to expect? You can look forward to live musical performances, a delicious locally sourced dinner provided by Basil Tree Catering, drinks from Spindrift and local brewers, dessert from Dancing Deer, chocolate from Equal Exchange,live and silent auctions with exciting new items, and so much more!

We’re also offering incredible discounts if you purchase tickets with friends, so gather a group and take advantage of the deals. Tickets are on sale now!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Please bring a valid ID. This event is 21+.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Public transportation and directions to the Armory can be found at! A free parking lot is located behind the Armory. Additional overflow parking lots are available.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any questions regarding the event, please call 617-395-0250 or contact Amy Klein at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
In order to reduce waste, please do not print your ticket! Your registration information will be at the door.

What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds, but tickets may be transferred to another guest.

Local Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Shows @ Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Local Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Shows @ Curry Student Center, Northeastern University | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

SBN Trade Shows

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Curry Student Center, Northeastern University

Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 5th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 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.

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 of Agricultural Resources. 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.
The Specialty Crop Trade Show is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown).

Due to the expansion of our program, we are offer two trade shows, taking place the same time and in the same location. Each trade show will feature different types of exhibitors.

Attendees (Buyers and non-exhibitors)

*Registration Opening Soon*

Click HERE for a list of 2015 Trade Show Exhibitors and Attendees!

Who should attend?
Any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options.*This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.*

Getting There:
The SBN Local Food Trade Show will take place in the Curry Student Center of Northeastern University. The building is located on the Main Campus.

There are two visitor parking garages on the Northeastern University campus.