Boston Local Food is all about growing a sustainable local food system with a goal to provide healthy local food for all. We define local as starting where you are in metro Boston, stretching out through Massachusetts and within New England. We collaborate with local businesses, non-profits, government agencies and individuals to achieve our goals.
Through programs, events and educational outreach, Boston Local Food builds connections between eaters, local farms, fisheries, food producers, distributors, restaurants, retail food businesses, government agencies and non profit organizations – with a core interest in supporting locally owned independent food businesses. A program of Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN), we promote the values of local, green and fair in all of our efforts.
We believe every person, business, organization and community can be part of the solution by shifting 10% of the food we include in our mouths, menus and shelves to local food sources from non local sources. Currently less than 5% of the food eaten in Massachusetts is from local sources and we want to raise this through conscious choices.
- Produce the premier Boston Local Food Festival
- Encourage local restaurants to include local food
- Support the growth and development of local food incubator kitchens
- Promote food production in urban areas
- Increase retail and distribution of local food
- Map the local food system
We welcome your ideas and enthusiasm. Contact us and we will connect as soon as possible.