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Boston Local Food Festival Returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Boston Local Food Festival (BLFF) returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, October 6. The event connects thousands of “foodies” with more than 100 local food producers, including farmers, restaurants, food trucks and fishermen.

“It’s an opportunity for people to learn from their community growers and producers while supporting and enjoying delicious local food,” says Jacqueline Conese, marketing manager of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, which sponsors the event. “We hope people will bring their reusable bags and loosened belts to the festival and join the fun.”

Vendors such as Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Red Fire Farm and Ula Cafe join this year’s festival, which includes a Fish Stock Zone with a Seafood Throwdown chef competition, do-it-yourself demos, a crop share, a family fun zone and two stages featuring local musicians. “BLFF also prides itself in being a zero waste event, meaning that 91 percent of its waste is diverted from the landfill and 100 percent of its energy use is offset,” says Conese. “Visitors are also encouraged to bring reusable water bottles, and all food for sale will be priced at $6 or less.”

Debuting at the festival this year is Locally, a new home delivery service for local food. For more information, visit Locally.co.

Cost: Free. Location: Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Ave. and Milk St., Boston (Aquarium T-stop). For more information, call 617-395-7680 or visit BostonLocalFood.org.