If you are looking for a great way to sample local cuisine created with freshly harvested produce, the Boston Local Food Festival is just what you need. Offered each year at The Rose Kennedy Greenway, the free event is a zero waste festival celebrating food sourced from the Boston area.
Sampling Food at Reasonable Prices
In addition to offering healthy food options made from locally sourced food, the Boston Local Food Festival is also reasonably priced. Not only is admission free, but each delicious dish costs just $6 or less to enjoy. The festival also provides festivalgoers with the opportunity to interact with farmers, entrepreneurs and chefs while also learning from exhibits and demonstrations about nutrition, cooking, gardening, health and exercise.
With the help of these exhibits and demonstrations, the sponsors of the festival hope to help festival goers learn the benefits of sustainably grown and produced food while also offering them the opportunity to eat delicious foods, shop the market and have a good time.
A Fun-Filled Day of Events
While the food is the main attraction of the Boston Local Food Festival, the event also offers other forms of entertainment and fun. This includes a variety of musicians providing entertainment throughout the Greenway as well as a Family Fun Zone. Made possible with the help of a variety of local organizations and non-profits, the Family Fun Zone features interactive games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the events that took place at last year’s event included making seed balls for scattering wildflowers, animal encounters provided by the New England Aquarium, dance, yoga and even a cherry tomato sculpting competition. A full list of this year’s Family Fun Zone events can be found on the event website.
Chef demonstrations will also be provided throughout the day. At these demonstrations, chefs and other local food experts will demonstrate their skills while also overseeing DIY Demo booths. At the end of the demonstrations, the chefs offer their creations for participants to enjoy tasting.
The Seafood Throwdown is also a popular part of this annual festival. Highlighting the fisher folk and the seafood that is local to New England, the event is made possible by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. During this event, two chefs engage in a culinary battle with seafood followed by a fillet demo presented by a local chef.
The 7th Annual Boston Local Food Festival will take place on Sunday, September 18 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Festivities will take place in the area spanning the five blocks from the North End to South Station. As a zero waste event, the festival diverts over 91 percent of its waste each year and offsets 100 percent of the energy used. For that reason, participants are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and bags to use while enjoying the food and the market.