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Healthy and Sustainable are on the Menu at Boston Local Food Festival

Photo by Alice Kathryn Richardson

The 13th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is known as the city’s premier food event for restaurants and food producers. Consumers seeking to support and enjoy the delicious and healthy fares they provide can join the fun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 17, 2023, in the Rose Garden Greenway, in Boston. Dozens of area food-makers, farmers, food trucks, restaurants and specialty treats will be served up to attendees that enjoy local food, discovering new favorites and want to get to know Boston’s flavorful personality.

There’ll be plenty of opportunities to meet local farmers and food makers that grow and craft some of New England’s finest foods, explore the array of products offered in the market, discover new brands across New England and enjoy activities for kids of all ages. Many area chefs, the hidden gems of the area food scene, will demonstrate their specialty skills using regionally inspired recipes and share tips. Many of the vendors are new, up-and-coming food makers and local farms, incorporating locally grown ingredients.

A Family Fun Zone, including ways for kids to learn about growing and farming; a Seafood Throwdown, a friendly competition between two chefs including a secret seafood ingredient with co-partners North American Marine Alliance and Red’s Best; and the New England Village, presented by the Food Solutions New England regional six-state network, are some of the other major features of the event.

The festival is a zero-waste affair, diverting at least 90 percent of their waste each year and offsetting all of their energy use. Located in the middle of many other iconic local attractions like the North End, Boston Public Market, Quincy Market, New England Aquarium, and the Harbor and Waterfront, the event focuses on composting and recycling, and making sure to leave the stunning Greenway space clean and beautiful.

Free admission. Location: Atlantic Ave. For more information, email [email protected] or visit