- Eat Local Month: Tour of Boston Organics
The ‘Massachusetts Eat Local Month’ campaign celebrates and highlights the vital role that local restaurants and local food producers play in Massachusetts’ regional economy. The program is designed to not only increase awareness for the local food system in Massachusetts and New England, but also to connect farmers and food producers with customers. The goal is to educate the general public about the local food system and to connect individuals to local food producers, leading to increased sales for local producers. Join the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts for a tour of the Boston Organics facility and warehouse, and let's talk about what "eating local" really means and how Boston Organics is working to build a healthy local food system. Boston Organics has been an active player in the local agricultural infrastructure in New England since 2002, providing customers the opportunity to support local, organic farms in a meaningful way.
- 27th Annual Cambridge Carnival International
Taking place on September 8, 2019 from 12-6pm at Kendall Square, Cambridge Carnival International is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. This free festival is celebrating 27 years this year and is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!
- Boston Local Food Festival
Join us at celebrating 10 years of the Boston Local Food Festival at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, September 15, 2019 from 11 AM - 5 PM! For one spectacular day each year, the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! Boston Local Food Festival is a outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a Seafood Throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more. Best of all, we bring this annual event to the community FREE of charge. So grab your reusable water bottles and bags and enjoy New England's largest one day farmers market, while celebrating "Healthy Local Food for All."
- 4th Local Craft Spirits Festival at University Park
Join us for SBN's 4th Local Craft Spirits Festival on Saturday, October 12th, 2019, 4:00 - 7:00 PM (3:30PM VIP) in Central Square, Cambridge, MA, rain date, October 13th. Back by popular demand, SBN’s Local Craft Spirits Festival will gather hundreds of local spirits fans to celebrate together with dozens of local vendors and hundreds of products! Participate in cocktail demos, enjoy local food, and help choose Boston’s best local craft Mixologist at our Local Craft Cocktail Throwdown. Participants will receive plenty of beverage tickets to try cocktails and alcoholic beverage products. Non-alcoholic beverages are unlimited tastings. Come taste, discover, socialize, and network with dozens of local distilleries, cideries, meaderies, breweries, artisan beverage brewers, and local food producers, all while savoring local music and celebrating local spirits! Food is not included and is for sale for $6 or less. For more information, email [masked].
- Land's Sake Sugaring Off Festival
Come down to the Bill McElwain Sugar House to celebrate the Maple Sugaring Season at our Sugaring Off Festival featuring a pancake breakfast, coffee, hot cider, maple sugar treats, bake sale, live music, tours of our Sugar House in full operation and of course, our own maple syrup. The event runs from 9am to 1pm.