Date(s) - 03/01/2017
8:30 am to 2:00 pm
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 6th Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Shows. The 2017 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.
This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.
Local Specialty Crop Trade Show
Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). This Trade Show is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers.
Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/scbgp/specialty-crop
Local Food Trade Show
This trade show is open to all non-specialty crop food producers including meat and dairy farms, fisheries, baked goods and other added value producers. Exhibition booths are $125.00.
(*$25.00 discount for SBN Members)
The Specialty Crop Trade Show is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown).
Who should attend?
Any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options.*This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.
The SBN Local Food Trade Show will take place in the Curry Student Center of Northeastern University. The building is located on the Main Campus. There are two visitor parking garages on the Northeastern University campus.
Buyer and Attendee Tickets: http://bit.ly/2i8JEUF
Local Food Vendors: http://bit.ly/2i8Crnt
Specialty Crop Vendors: http://bit.ly/2hhRXLC
Learn more by visiting our website at www.bostonlocalfood.org