Boston Local Food

Sustainability and local food movements are all the rage in 2010. Boston jumps on that bandwagon with the Boston Local Food Festival on October 2nd. Sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN), the event will bring together farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs and the general public. This outdoor celebration will take place along the Four Point Channel on Boston’s historic waterfront and showcases delicious and affordable food produced and grown in Boston and New England.

Attendees can enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, and various activities designed to show off the local food. They can mingle with farmers and chefs and get information on sustainable farming as well as purchase healthy local food. There will be a display of Mail Art curated by local artist Krina Patel , who is gathering postcards express food memories from local artists, residents, and festival participants, including chefs, farmers, and vendors. Demos will include butchering and cooking classes, including vegetarian and seasonal recipes, as well as tips and techniques for barbecue.

Vendors will include local restaurants, area farms, and local specialty products. There will also be representatives from Boston non-profits such as the Chef’s Collaborative, the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, and Slow Food Boston. Local bands will be performing on the event mainstage and the festival will also feature a few pre-selected street performers. The Festival hopes to draw a crowd from both area residents and from visitors staying at Boston boutique hotels .

The festival is a zero-waste event and is free to the public.