When a free event featuring food and music happens in the Hub, we pay attention. And this year’s 5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival is no exception.
Dubbed “New England’s largest one day farmer’s market,” this free event will be celebrating all things local on Sunday, September 14 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN) has teamed up with 100 local vendors from Massachusetts and New England for this free, zero waste event.
A release notes that this festival will also “serve as a launching pad for A New England Food Vision, a groundbreaking report from Food Solutions New England (FSNE) that challenges Massachusetts and the New England region to ensure that 50 percent of food consumed is locally produced by 2060.” While certainly ambitious, we’re getting one step closer to this goal with this weekend’s Boston Local Food Festival.
Attendees can expect to see vendors from across New England. According to a release, some of the highlights of this year’s vendors will include Cape Ann Fresh Catch from MA, Vallicenti Farms from NH, DanieleFoods from RI, Sustainable America from CT and Backyard Farms from ME.
A release notes that this year’s chefs will include: “Chef Joe Gatto of From Scratch, Chef Pankaj Pradhan of The Red Lentil Restaurant, Dr. P.K Newby of The Nutrition Doctor is in The Kitchen, Chef Oonagh Williams– an expert on gluten-free cooking, and Jessie Liu of Warmth and Wellness.”
Demos will include: How to Make Farmers Cheese at Home, Hand-Made Flour Tortillas, and Get Kids Excited about Veggies.
The largest farmer’s market in New England will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – so get that shopping tote ready this Sunday!
Images courtesy of Boston Local Food Festival/Laury Hammel and Amiliaphotography