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Local Food Trade Show Showcases the Region’s Best Local Food
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) will host its 8th Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show on Tuesday March 5, 2019 , 8:30 - 3:00 pm at the Curry Student Center, Northeastern University from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The event will offer one-stop shopping for wholesale buyers seeking to expand their offering of local food, including specialty crops, value-added products, meat, dairy and seafood. At this event, buyers will have the unique opportunity to meet 100 local farmers and producers who grow and craft some of New England’s finest foods. Maria Moreira, Executive Director of World Farmers will be the keynote speaker. Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux is a special guest speaker for the event.
The Local Food Trade Show will feature open floor trading between wholesale buyers and close to 100 producers of locally grown food and specialty products and include expert panel workshops led by industry leaders. Free one-one technical assistance sessions will be offered to vendors. To register for the trade show as a vendor, buyer or attendee, visit http://bostonlocalfood.com/our-events/buy-local-trade-show/. The event is free for specialty crop producers. Admission for buyers and attendees is $30.00.
The Specialty Crop portion of the Trade Show is sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown) through a USDA Specialty Crop grant. Trade Show Sponsors include Northeastern University,Farm Credit East, Associated Buyers, Harbinger, Costa, Hannaford, Gentle Giant, Longfellow Clubs, and The Williams Agency. Partners for this event include Massachusetts Coalition for Local Food and Farm, Healthcare Without Harm, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), Southeast Agricultural Partnership, (SEMAP), Berkshire Grown, Northeast Harvest, Central Mass Grown, Cape Cod Buy Fresh Buy Local, Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association,Food Solutions New England, Meatworks at The Livestock Institute, Interise, the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), and Urban Farming Institute.
About SBN’s Local Food Program
SBN’s Boston Local Food Program strives to create a vibrant local food system, ensuring accessibility of healthy food for people of all demographics and economic backgrounds while supporting the growth of local food producers, farmers and entrepreneurs. SBN is one of nine members of the Massachusetts Coalition of Food and Farms, Massachusetts Buy Local Groups who are committed to the idea that knowing where your food comes from makes both good health and economic sense. Buy Local Group efforts have helped generate consumer awareness and demand for locally grown food products while improving access to these important food sources. For more information, contact the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts at 617-395-0250.