Tag: Local food

Oct. 7: Boston Local Food Festival

Sunday, October 7th, 11am-5pm

The Boston Greenway

What You’ll Find at the Festival

  • Freshly harvested produce and seafood from farmers and fishermen
  • Scrumptious, $5 servings, featuring locally grown foods
  • Entertaining demonstrations and competitions by chefs and other food experts
  • Lively local music of many cultural tastes
  • Tastings of Bay State hand-crafted wines and locally crafted beer
  • Engaging exhibitions and playful activities for the kid in all of us
  • Interactive workshops featuring local food leaders
  • Food-inspired arts and crafts
  • Recycling and sustainable practices for minimal waste

For more information about volunteering or attending, visit the Boston Local Food Festival webiste!

Cambridge “Local Thirst” Trivia Night (Cambridge, MA)

Join Cambridge Local First for the March “Local Thirst” event at the hip new Area Four Restaurant in Kendall Square. Cambridge Local First is partnering with the Green Streets Initiative and the Cambridge Energy Alliance for a night of networking and trivia.

Come prepared on your trivia knowledge for all things energy, health, and community! Area Four will be donating pizzas for this exciting event.

Where: Area Four, 500 Technology Square, Cambridge
When: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: Free

For more information email Cambridge Local First.

SBN ALLocal Dinner at Local 149 (Boston, MA)

Join us for an exciting ALLocal Dinner, at South Boston’s hip new haunt Local 149!

With a year round moto of “by the neighborhood for the neighborhood” guiding the restaurants regular menu, Local 149 will take the ALLocal Dinner to new heights with an array of unique treats. The evening will start with Local 149’s resident Mixologist, who will feature craft cocktails infused with Eva’s Garden herbs of Dartmouth, MA,

accompanied by fresh Island Creek Oysters of Duxbury, MA, shucked by the famous “Oyster Dude”C.J with varied accoutrements. Chef Leah and her team will spoil us with an eclectic local menu featuring short ribs from Second Chance Farm/Longfellow Creamery in Avon, ME, or a vegetarian option sourced from Eva’s Garden and local farms.

Get your tickets today and come join us for a fun evening of fabulous local food!

When: Monday, March 26, 6-8:30pm
Where: Local 149, 149 P Street, South Boston, MA 02127
Cost: $55  
Registration: http://bostonlocalfood.com/allocal-dinners/upcoming-dinners/

Mar 3: Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival

Join Groundwork Somerville on March 3rd at the Somerville Community Growing Center for the annual Somerville Maple Syrup Project Boil Down! Community members of all ages are invited to 22 Vinal Avenue between 10am and 2pm to watch and learn as sap from local sugar maple trees is boiled down into pure maple syrup over a warm fire. Attendees can expect to enjoy syrup-tasting, children’s music by the Animal Farm, kids’ activities, demonstrations, and much more! Waffles, syrup, hot drinks and Somerville Maple Syrup Project T-shirts will be on sale.

  • At 11am and 12noon, Animal Farm will be entertaining Boil Down Festival guests!
    Animal Farm is a Boston-based trio of musicians and educators whose lively performances
    entertain and engage children ages 3 to 103! Each thirty minute show will be a colorful blend of original music, storytelling, hilarious antics and games.
  • The Somerville Maple Syrup Project coordinated by Groundwork Somerville in
    partnership with the Friends of the Community Growing Center, Somerville Public Schools,
    Tufts University, and dedicated community volunteers. Every February, local maple trees are tapped, and the collected sap is stored for a 2-day public boil-down event.
  • Throughout the season, Groundwork Somerville staff trains and supports community
    volunteers as they teach a 4-week arts and science curriculum to 2nd graders in all of
    Somerville’s public schools and lead educational activities at the boil-down event. High
    school students working in the metal shop provide annual maintenance on the wood stove
    and evaporator pan they made in 2005. The syrup produced is given as thank you gifts to key partners and sold in maple leaf jars at the “Grown in Somerville” booth at the Union Square Farmer’s Market and at Sherman Market. Come join us at this unique outdoor festival as we celebrate the spring and our urban natural resources!

    For information about The Maple Syrup Boil Down, the education series, or syrup production contact: Tai Dinnan ~ tai@groundworksomerville.org ~ 617-628-9988 office

  • Jan 30: Tufts CSA General Interest Meeting/Sign-ups

    Are you interested in affordable, fresh picked local produce delivered to you on campus?

    You are in luck! Tufts is hosting a pilot Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program during the Spring semester. If you’re interested, come to our general interest meeting on Monday, January 30th at 9pm in Eaton 209

    What’s a CSA?
    CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This means that you buy a share in a farm at the beginning of a season (in our case, the beginning of a semester) and you get produce delivered to you here.  When you sign up for a farm share with Enterprise Farm, you will receive an individually packed box of fresh produce, delivered directly to Tufts for pickup every Tuesday from February to April (no shares on March 20 during spring break)

    Prices and Details

    You choose what size works for you! Shares cost as little as $24/week.

    Small (good for 1-2 people): $264 ($24/week)*

    Medium (good for 2-3 people): $341 ($31/week)*

    Large (good for 4 or more people): $462 ($42/week)

    You will be signing up for the entire spring semester. When you look at these numbers, think about your weekly grocery bill and what you won’t have to buy at the store. For more information on how much food this is, visit the Enterprise website.

    How do I take advantage of this incredible opportunity?
    If you are ready to sign up now, fill out this spreadsheet and you will be contacted with further information about payment and registration. This form is only for people who are committed to purchasing a share. The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 3rd. And deliveries begin on February 7th. However, if you don’t make it to the deadline, there is a pro-rated structure that allows you to join the CSA in the succeeding weeks.

    Sign up here: TUFTS CSA

    Questions? Email tcs.tuftsculinarysociety@gmail.com