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Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) has a mission of engaging business and community leaders in building economies that are green, local, and fair. An essential component of a strong economy is a vibrant and diverse local food system. SBN has made strengthening the Massachusetts and New England food system a top priority and has formed a program called Boston Local Food to lead SBN’s work. We celebrated our third annual festival this October on Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Boston Local Food is a group of Sustainable Business Network members and friends who have a passion to transform the local food system of Massachusetts. Through events, programs and educational outreach they bring together individuals, local businesses, non-profits, government agencies, communities and individuals to achieve their mission of healthy local food for all.
By creating connections between eaters, local farms, fisheries, food producers, distributors, restaurants, retail food businesses, government agencies and, non profit organizations, the program encourage a 10% shift of the food we include in our mouths, menus and shelves to local food sources from non local sources.
Seven Initiatives of SBN’s Boston Local Food program:
- Produce the premier Boston Local Food Festival
- Encourage local restaurants to include local food
- Support the growth and development of local food incubator kitchens
- Promote food production in urban areas
- Increase retail and distribution of local food
- Map the local food system
- Initiate the Eastern MASS Local Food Network