Food Trends: Eat, Drink, Be Local

March 18, 2016

Food Trends: Eat, Drink, Be Local

Boston Local Foods

Happy Friday, all!  The weeks have been flying by since we returned from Texas — so fast we haven’t even been able to write blogs fast enough to tell you about what we’ve been up to!  One of the highlights was last week’s Local Food Tradeshow held at Maura’s alma mater Northeastern University, in Boston, MA.  The tradeshow is a program run by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is to build an economy that is local, green and fair.  The event is an exciting, informative and fun event where New England based farmers, produce distributors, fisheries, dairy farms, and food producers gather showcase their food, network, attend classes, and meet with buyers from independent markets and grocery stores. 

I’m always amazed at the opportunities and knowledge that come from attending events like this, and how much fun it is to re-connect with familiar companies and to meet new  ones.  We met with with some great new stores who will carry our decorated cookies and our Crunch cookies, and it’s always exciting to reach new customers.  We also met the people behind  What’s Good, event sponsors, and a company whose mission it is to connect chefs with local food purveyors via their proprietary online platform.  There were so many other interesting companies, too!  Check out the website link (above) to learn about them;  And, plan to meet some of them at Boston’s Local Food Festival in September!  Lots of the people at the Tradeshow also exhibit there.  Even though it’s months away, mark your calendars.  It’s a free outdoor festival on Boston’s famous Greenway that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, and healthy food vendors.

Have a great weekend everyone!  (and happy belated St. Paddy’s Day!)