Boston Local Food Festival

Boston Local Food Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2011 11AM - 5PM
Boston Waterfront, Fort Point Channel Area, Boston, MA

Themed Healthy Food for All!, it is a zero waste, FREE festival celebrating the virtues of eating local food sourced in the Boston area, Massachusetts, and New England. The festival features: freshly harvested produce and seafood, delicious dishes ($5 or less) created with local ingredients and take-away from Made in Massachusetts producers, and local craft beer, mead, and wine tastings. Festival-goers can engage with farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs, learn from exhibits and demonstrations about gardening, cooking, nutrition, health and exercise while enjoying art and festive music. Accessible by the MBTA.

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Donate your Crop Share Just outside the Boston Children's Museum, drop off any produce you have brought from your garden . This produce will be collected and then distributed through a South Boston Grows and The Food Project to families who will benefit from these fresh, healthy, generously donated foods.

Gather for the Inspiring Demos Join chefs and other local food experts as they demonstrate their skills with three demonstration stages and a Seafood Throwdown. Jam with the Music Get into the rhythm of the season with local musicians. Explore the Family Fun Zone Engage with organizations offering interactive exhibits that demonstrate the benefits of growing and eating fresh local foods from land and sea. Taste Local Beer, Mead, and Wine Participate in our local craft beer, mead, and wine tastings.

Explore the Booths filled with Local Food Enjoy the treasure hunt of finding and buying 1) fresh produce from farmers 2) ready to eat dishes from talented chefs, all including locally sourced ingredients and priced at $5 or less as well as 3) take home specialty foods, many featuring locally sourced ingredients and created by local independent food businesses. http://bostonlocalfood... Strive for Zero Waste Help reduce waste at the festival by bringing your own shopping bag, napkin/handkerchief and eating utensils.