March 16th, 2021
Local Food & Specialty Crop Trade Show
We invite local food producers & food buyers to register for the 10th Annual Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show that will be held on virtually March 16 from 10:00am – 1:00pm!
The Local Food Trade & Specialty Crop Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts. We hope this year’s unique trade show will provide a virtual space for making connections to local food producers that otherwise would be difficult or impossible this year.
Exhibitors include both specialty crop and local food producers. Specialty crop producers include New England based farmers, produce distributors and value-added specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. All local food producers that do not qualify as specialty crop producers (ie meat and diary farms, fisheries, baked goods, and other value added producers) must register as non-specialty crop producers.
Virtual exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers, and $45 for all other local food producers.
We encourage any wholesale buyers who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items to attend the virtual trade show. Buyers can include supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options. This year, all can attend as food buyers or attendees free of charge.
*This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.*