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6th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

Sep 02, 2015 10:44AM

The 6th annual Boston Local Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 20, at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Themed Healthy Local Food For All, this free, zero-waste food festival celebrates eating local in New England.

Festivalgoers will engage with farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs, and learn from exhibits and demonstrations about gardening, cooking, nutrition, health and exercise. The festival features fresh produce from local farms, specialty foods and delicious dishes for $6 or less as well as live music and activities for the whole family.

Last year, Food Solutions New England launched the “50 by 60” plan based on the New England Food Vision, a comprehensive research report on how the region could build a more sustainable and resilient regional food system. The report challenges the region to produce 50 percent of the food consumed locally by 2060, or “50 by 60.” This year at the Boston Local Food Festival, The New England Village will showcase vendors from throughout New England that are committed to the 50 by 60 vision.

The Boston Local Food Festival is produced as part of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts’ (SBN) Boston Local Food Program. The program strives to grow a sustainable local food system with a goal to provide healthy local food for all. “Local” starts in metro Boston, and stretches throughout Massachusetts and within New England. SBN collaborates with local businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and individuals to achieve their goals.

Cost: Free. For more information, visit BostonLocalFoodFestival.com

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