The Boston Local Food Festival is one of the biggest public city events; it will take place on Saturday, September 17, at the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Over recent years the Greenway has established itself as a popular area that supports small and local businesses. The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts recently provided the details for this year’s big local food fest and the details are very exciting. “Our annual Boston Local Food Festival has been hailed as one of the top 10 food events in Boston since 2010,” they said.
Much More Than Food
Although grabbing homegrown tasty bites is the main attraction of this festival, there are also plenty of other elements to this day. Here is a sneak peek at what else you can expect at the festival.
There will be cooking demonstrations led by local culinary experts. The New England Village will be onsite where authors of this program will explain how New England plans to locally source everything from Maple farms in Vermont to garlic out of Maine.
In addition, there will also be a little friendly competition. The local seafood throw-down features two renowned chefs who compete publicly. They are given a secret ingredient to include in their cooking. Then, they have to leverage their creative juices to come up with an original take on a favorite seafood dish.
Finally, the Boston Local Food Festival is a zero-waste event. “We divert over 91% of our waste each year, and we offset 100% of our energy use,” they explain. The items that are sold that are perishable are made from locally sourced products.
Fun For The Whole Family
The Boston Local Food Festival is an all-ages, family event. In fact, there is even a dedicated “Family Fun Zone.” This area has interactive games, water fountains, and activities.
If you would like to see the full list of vendors signed on this year, or moreover, are interested in volunteering, you can visit BostonLocalFood.org.