Boston Local Food – a program of SBNMass

Leading the Local Food Movement in the Boston Area

SBN’s Trade Shows

  Local Food Trade Shows 2015

 Local Specialty Crop Trade Show

&

Local Food Trade Show

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Northeastern University

Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts  (SBN) is offering its 4th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2015 Local Food Trade Shows are 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.

This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.

Due to the expansion of our program we are offering two trade shows this year, taking place at the same time in the same location. Each trade show will feature different types of exhibitors.

Local Specialty Crop Trade Show
Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers.

Local Food Trade Show
This trade show is open to all non-specialty crop food producers including meat and dairy farms, fisheries, baked goods and other added value producers. Exhibition booths are $100.00.

The Specialty Crop Trade Shows is made possible by a grant from  the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown). Our partners for this event include Northeastern UniversityBoston Food and FarmFood Solutions New EnglandHealth Care Without Harm, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA).

Registration and ticket sales for this event will open in January!

Click HERE for a list of 2014 Trade Show Exhibitors and Attendees!

Who should attend?
Any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options.
*This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.*

Getting There:

The SBN Local Food Trade Show will take place in the Curry Student Center of Northeastern University. The building is  located on the Main Campus here.

Parking:

There are two visitor parking garages on the Northeastern University campus.

Our Partners and Sponsors

MDAR              NAMA


2014 Trade Show Exhibitors:

2014 Trade Show Buyers and Attendees:

  • Allandale Farm
  • Allston Village Farmers Market
  • Appleton Farms Dairy Store
  • Aradia Farm, LLC
  • Associated Buyers
  • Bartlett’s Family Garden & Market
  • Basil Tree Catering*
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Berkshire Natural LLC*
  • Black River Produce
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Public Market Association
  • Boston University Dining Services
  • C & C Bakers
  • Cape Cod Saltworks Sea Salt*
  • Capitol Food Ventures
  • Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen
  • Center for EcoTechnology
  • Codman Square Farmers Market
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Copley Square Farmers Market
  • EAF
  • East Boston Farmers Market
  • Eat at Jumbo’s
  • Far From The Tree
  • Flavor First Foods, Inc.
  • FoodEx/CropCircle Kitchen
  • Food For Free
  • Formaggio Kitchen
  • Fresh Meadows Farm
  • Fresh Source Capital, LLC
  • Good Egg Marketing*
  • Gourmet @ Work
  • Gourmet Caterers
  • Gourmet Guru
  • Hackleboro Orchards
  • Haley House*
  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Holly Hill Farm
  • How On Earth
  • Hyde Park Main Streets
  • Johnny’s Luncheonette
  • Julia Shanks Food Consulting
  • Just Add Cooking
  • LaddCo Hospitality
  • Ladybug Farms
  • Lettuce Be Local
  • Life Alive
  • Locally*
  • Long Wind Farm
  • Madrugada Farm
  • Mass Farm to School
  • Mass Growth Capital Corporation
  • Mission Hill Farmer’s Market
  • Natural Food Exchange
  • Nectar & Green
  • New Economy Coalition
  • New England Aquarium*
  • North Country Farmers Cooperative, Inc
  • Northbound Ventures, LLC
  • Northeastern University Dining Services
  • Notre Dame du Lac Assisted Living
  • Nutrition Food Labels
  • Oceanic Innovation
  • Project Bread
  • Rebecca’s Cafe
  • Red Tomato, Inc.
  • Riverwoods at Exeter
  • Share Harvest LLC
  • Smolak Farms
  • Sodexo @ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Spaulding Nursing & Therapy Center West Roxbury
  • Sustainable Edge
  • Ten Tables Jamaica Plain
  • The Natural Grocer, Inc.
  • The Williams Agency*
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Tropical Foods
  • Undiscovered Kitchen
  • Unidine at Beverly Hospital
  • Vicki Lee’s
  • Victory Programs’ ReVision Urban Farm
  • Volante Farms
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Winston Flowers (gift crate department)
  • Women’s Lunch Place
  • Yankee Alliance

*Indicates SBN Member

Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department for Agricultural Resources. Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers.