Connect and Eat Local!

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 25, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Check out these local Boston Food events! The Boston Organics team has compiled a list of local events hosted by organizations we support for you to connect with like-minded individuals. 

Boston Organics believes it is in everyone’s best interest to build a strong regional network of growers, distributors and retailers, and we think it's great that more and more people are getting on board with the local movement.

Building a healthy food system isn't a one-(wo)man job and requires constant communication between organizations. We put together this list of local events so you can collaborate, connect, and contribute to the local food system too! Check out these Spring events!

 

Year-Round

Community Table and More! - BranchFood - Boston, MA

Branchfood hosts events that unite the community of food startups, mentors, advisors, investors, service providers, and industry professionals. New attendees are always welcome!

Field of Greens - Food For Free - Lincoln, MA

Weekly farm volunteering on Wednesday mornings 8am-12pm (April through November)

KITCHEN Cooking Classes - Boston Public Market - Boston, MA

Farm to kitchen classes weekly

 

March

3/5: Local Food & Specialty Crop Trade Show - SBN - Boston, MA

Facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food

3/23: Gardener's Gathering - The Trustees - Boston, MA

FREE. Celebrate the start of the gardening season! The 44th Annual Gardeners' Gathering brings Boston-area gardeners together for a free day full of informative workshops, engaging exhibitors, networking, and inspiration.

3/25: Winter Production & Seed Breeding - NOFA/Mass - Westport, MA

In this 2-hour farm tour, Bill Braun and Dee Levanti will share what they have learned about the most efficient and effective way to use their season extension structures within their operation.

3/24: Climate Change Conference - Jewish Climate Action Network - Newton, MA

This half-day conference brings the Jewish community together to explore surmounting challenges and mobilizing communities to act. Themes include: Sustainable Synagogues, Systemic Change Advocacy, Spirituality and Psychology, Food and Ecosystems, The Arts, Food Making, and Path for the Next 12 Years.

3/26: Speaker event - Food Literacy Project @ Harvard - Cambridge, MA

FREE. Hear from FLP Fellows, about the intersection of nutrition and climate mitigation, specifically with regard to improving diets in climate-smart ways. Join us to learn more about their latest research projects.

3/26: Webinar - Increase Microbial Activity, Organic Matter & Trace Minerals with Compost - NOFA/Mass 

FREE. Presented by Adam Jankauskas of City Compost. You certainly have heard of compost before, but what about humic acids, hyphae, and boron?? We are going to "dig" deeper here than just the importance of maintaining moisture and an effective green to browns ratio. 

April 

4/3: Business & Event Composting: Increase Profits & Sustainability - NOFA/Mass - Orange, MA

FREE advice from local experts about waste diversion! Many businesses and organizations are saving money and helping the local community and environment by switching to composting and recycling.

4/6: Growing Hemp in Massachusetts - NOFA/Mass - Sutton, MA

Have you considered growing hemp commercially but you really need some more information? NOFA/Mass is presenting a full-day intensive workshop on growing agricultural hemp in the Northeast.

4/9: Speaker event - Food Literacy Project @ Harvard - Cambridge, MA

FREE. Hear from local startup, Bruzd Foods, on how their business is contributing finding a solution to food waste.

4/14: Maple Syrup Project - Outreach Groundwork Somerville+Aeronaut - Somerville, MA

Aeronaut Brewing Co. will be releasing a special brew release made with local sap collected by Outreach Groundwork Somerville volunteers.

4/14: Soil Science for Gardeners - NOFA/Mass - Essex, MA

Soil is an often underappreciated and abused natural resource, yet it is critical for our survival as a species-- and, moreover, is an ecosystem in its own right. This full-day course is designed for gardeners who have practical hands-on experience with soil, but may never have studied it before.

4/27: Empty Bowls 2019 - Food For Free - Somerville, MA

Choose a handmade ceramic bowl made by Mudflat artisans and fill it with delicious soups from local restaurants—before taking it home to keep!

4/28: Natural Beekeeping with Angela Roell - NOFA/Mass - Springfield, MA

Participants will learn about the tasks and activities of an organic beekeeper's year and with consideration for honeybee nutritional needs — reflect on how to plan for bringing bees into their lives.

May

5/1: Food Edge 2019 - BranchFood - Boston, MA

Brands that want to be leaders in the industry of the future must find their innovative edge. We believe innovation will define the future of the food industry. Our second-annual summit provides a unique opportunity to bring together the industry leaders, disruptive startups, leading researchers, and brands, to connect, share, and find their EDGE.

Packed with two days of keynotes, innovation workshops, and fireside chats, and nearly 400 attendees, we'll explore the trends, strategies and capabilities that will transform food as we know it.

5/5: Walk for Hunger - Project Bread - Boston, MA

Raises awareness about hunger and funds to support programs across Massachusetts that help residents access food! 

June

6/1: Block Party - Haley House - Boston, MA

This fun neighborhood event features fabulous silent auction items & raffle prizes, music, games & activities for kids, a wine tasting, and delicious food. All proceeds benefit programming for our community and ALL ARE WELCOME!

6/28: Ashmont Farmers Market Opening Day - Greater Ashmont - Boston, MA

The AFM holds a special place in the heart of our neighborhood by providing families access to fresh, local produce and creating a space for friends to come together around table games, community resources, live music, and activities in Peabody Square. Opening day will be June 28 and we’ll wrap up the season October 18.

6/8: Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest - SBN - Cambridge, MA

We’ve all heard of local beer, but what does it take for a beer to be “Hyper-Local?” Hyper-Local means local producers (from New England) making products with ingredients from New England. Examples in the past have included brews made with local hops, apples, cranberries, grapes and even local oysters!

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