What we're about

Do you care about what you eat? This is a group of folks who want to support local, humanely raised, environmentally sustainable, fairly traded, "green" food. Thinking about joining a CSA? Maybe considering a tomato plant on your balcony this spring? How bout a new compost bin for your backyard? Maybe you work on or own a farm in Massachusetts? Or sit on the board of a an urban non-profit that brings produce to people in need......or you're a policy student, interested in finding ways of lobbying for the small organic food producers. We're all members of a community of food-lovers!! So let's get together and do what we do best - eat!

Upcoming events (4)

Eat Local Month: Tour of Eastie Farms

294 Sumner St

$5.00

SBN is organizing two tours of urban farms in and around Boston as part of our Eat Local Month campaign. This tour is designed to be an experience of urban farming and its links to our growing business of food entrepreneurism in the Boston area. The tour will specifically emphasize urban farms very important position for providing food insecure residents in the community with healthy food access options.

Urban farms in the Boston area include land that is being reclaimed, restored and redesigned, to food forests, and more. This tour will provide a snapshot of the vibrant urban farming community and its intersection of land, culture and food economy in Boston.

Our host Eastie Farm is dedicated to pursuing climate justice, improving food access, and fostering community resilience through the development of interactive urban agricultural spaces and environmental education programs in which residents of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to learn and take part in the production of healthy, locally-grown, and culturally relevant foods.

Ticket proceeds will go towards Eastie Farms and the Sustainable Business Network, and you are welcome to also donate to this Mutual Aid Fund, which helps individuals and families in East Boston who are suffering from food shortage, lack of access to information and resources (due to linguistic isolation or other barriers), and other financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic fallout.

Eat Local Month - Tour of ReVision Urban Farm

ReVision Urban Farm

Tour ReVision Urban Farm with the Sustainable Business Network as part of Eat Local Month!

ABOUT THIS EVENT

SBN is organizing two tours of urban farms in and around Boston as part of our Eat Local Month campaign. This tour is designed to be an experience of urban farming and its links to our growing business of food entrepreneurism in the Boston area. The tour will specifically emphasize urban farms very important position for providing food insecure residents in the community with healthy food access options.

Urban farms in the Boston area include land that is being reclaimed, restored and redesigned, to food forests, and more. This tour will provide a snapshot of the vibrant urban farming community and its intersection of land, culture and food economy in Boston.

What image comes to mind when you think of a farm? Is it fruitful plots of land in the middle of the city? Join SBN as we tour ReVision Urban Farm, an urban farm that works to make healthy, culturally appropriate food accessible to the community. Since 1990 ReVision Urban Farm, a program of Victory Programs, has been growing food for homeless families and the community, while also offering job training and working to support a food system that is inclusive and diverse.

Base ticket sales proceeds will go towards ReVision Urban Farm and the Sustainable Business Network. You are welcome to donate beyond the base ticket price directly to ReVision Urban Farm. To learn about ways to help, visit here. If you're interested in volunteering at the farm, here is more information.

TICKET INFORMATION

$5 base price

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-local-month-tour-of-revision-urban-farm-tickets-160815329981
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Eat Local Month - Short Film Screening at The Brattle Theater

The Brattle Theatre

Join the Sustainable Business Network of MA for a film screening as part of Eat Local Month!
We'll be viewing two short films, They Need to Grow and Recipe for Disaster. Following the film screening, we'll be joined by special guests for a round table discussion.
We hope you can join us for this educational glimpse into the New England food system.

Annual Boston Local Food Festival

Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts @sbnmass is thrilled to announce that the 11th Annual Boston Local Food Festival will be held on Sunday, September 19th, 2021. Bring your family and friends to eat, shop and discover local food from across New England.
This year’s theme is “Healthy Local Food for All.”

We’ll continue celebrating and supporting New England local food producers and businesses through this event with health and safety precautions in place.

The Local Food Hall will feature:
- Freshly harvested produce and seafood from farmers and fishermen
- Scrumptious, affordable servings, featuring locally grown foods for take-away
- Zero waste promoting composting, recycling, and sustainable practices

The FREE event will take place from 11AM-5PM.

RSVP is NOT required but allows us to send you important updates about the Boston Local Food Festival!

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