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Natural Awakenings Boston

Fifth Annual Boston Local Food Festival

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) will present the fifth annual Boston Local Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 14, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, in downtown Boston. The free festival is one the nation’s largest local and sustainable food events.

“Festival goers can learn about the benefits of sustainably grown and produced food, shop the market and eat delicious local food,” says SBN Marketing and Communications Coordinator Taryn Johnson. “They can also participate in fun, educational activities and exhibits, engage with top local chefs and enjoy local music.”

The Boston Local Food Festival showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks and organizations that focus on healthy food and fitness from throughout New England. The day includes lively chef and do-ityourself demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse performances and a family fun zone. “

Visitors can speak with food growers and learn creative ways to grow sustainable food,” says Johnson. “They can also take home food from farmers and vendors and enjoy tastings prepared by well-known local chefs and cookbook authors that feature fresh, local fruits, herbs, vegetables, seafood and locally grown meats.”

Themed “Healthy Local Food for All,” the festival is a zero-waste event, diverting more than 91 percent of its waste each year and offsetting 100 percent of its energy use.

Cost: Free. Location: Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston. For more information, call 617-395-0250 or visit SBNMass.org.