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Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show

400 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

 
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The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts
 Presents
Local Specialty Crop Trade Show
& Local Food Trade Show
 
Connecting Wholesale Buyers and Producers of Local Food
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8:30AM - 1:30PM
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
  
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is excited to announce its fourth Local Food Trade Show to connect local specialty crop growers and other local food producers to wholesale buyers such as retailers, institutions and restaurants. The event will feature open floor trading between wholesale buyers and producers of local food and include a series of morning and afternoon workshops addressing best practices and innovative ways of local trading between producers and buyers of local food. Topics include case studies, Food Hubs, working with the "middle man", sales strategies, marketing, and more. The Local Specialty Crop Trade Show is made possible by a grant from theMassachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown)
 
Due to the expansion of our program, we are offering two trade shows this year, taking place the same time in the same location. Each trade show will feature different type of exhibitors. Please register below (note that there are 3 different applications).
  • Specialty Crop vendors for Specialty Crop Trade Show - Register here
  • Non-specialty crop vendors for Local Food Trade Show - Register here
  • Attendees (Buyers and non-exhibitors) - Register here
 
For more information visit our website, or contact Maddie Phadke at maddie@sbnmass.org or call (617) 395-0250. 
 
The 2015 Local Food Trade Show will attract:
    • Massachusetts and New England-based specialty crop growers
    • Massachusetts and New England-based and non-specialty crop growers, fishermen, and value-added producers who are looking to connect to interested wholesale buyers
    • Massachusetts and New England-based buyers, including college and healthcare institutions, restaurants, retail grocers, coops, caterers, ski resorts, rehabilitation centers, senior centers and more
    • Other organizations that support or do business with food growers, producers or buyers 
Event Schedule:
    • 7:30 am - 9:30 am       Set Up
    • 7:30 am -12:00 pm      Registration
    • 8:15 am - 9:30 am       Workshop Session 1
    • 9:45 am -10:00 am      Welcome Address
    • 10:00 am -1:30 pm      Open Floor Trading 
    • 11:00 am -12:15 pm    Workshop Session 2
    • 12:00 pm -1:00 pm      Lunch*
    • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm       Breakdown 
*Optional lunch can be pre-ordered for $12.00 and will be available to pick up from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm
 
Registration Fees:
    • FREE for Massachusetts and New England Specialty Crop producers (see USDA definition here)
    • $100 for all other exhibitors (Local Food aggregators, distributors, and         non-specialty local food producers)
    • $25 for attendees (Buyers and others)
 
We are currently seeking sponsors for this year's Local Food Trade Show.
If you are interested, please contact Maddie at maddie@sbnmass.org or call  (617) 395-0250 to learn more!  
 
Volunteers needed!
SBN is seeking volunteers to assist with our trade shows between 7:00 am-3 pm. Apply today at here.
 
 
     
 
 
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