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Mar
10
Tue
SBN’s Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show @ Northeastern University, Boston
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

SBN’s Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show

Connecting Wholesale Buyers and Producers of Local Food

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8:30AM -1:30PM
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts’ 4th Trade Show to connects local specialty crop growers and other local food producers to wholesale buyers, retailers, institutions and restaurants. The event will feature open floor trading between wholesale buyers and producers of local food as well as workshops addressing common barriers to local food trading.

If you would like to participate as a speaker in a workshop, contact maddie@sbnmass.org.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact Maddie Phadke at maddie@sbnmass.org or call (617) 395-0250 to learn more!

Connecting Wholesale Buyers and Producers of Local Food @ Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts
Presents
Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show

Connecting Wholesale Buyers and Producers of Local Food

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8:30AM – 1:30PM
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is excited to announce its fourth Local Food Trade Show to connect local specialty crop growers and other local food producers to wholesale buyers such as retailers, institutions and restaurants. The event will feature open floor trading between wholesale buyers and producers of local food and include a series of morning and afternoon workshops addressing best practices and innovative ways of local trading between producers and buyers of local food. Topics include case studies, Food Hubs, working with the “middle man”, sales strategies, marketing, and more. The Local Specialty Crop Trade Show is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown).

Due to the expansion of our program, we are offering two trade shows this year, taking place the same time in the same location. Each trade show will feature different type of exhibitors. Please register below (note that there are 3 different applications).
• Specialty Crop vendors for Specialty Crop Trade Show
• Non-specialty crop vendors for Local Food Trade Show
• Attendees (Buyers and non-exhibitors)

For more information visit contact Maddie Phadke at maddie@sbnmass.org or call (617) 395-0250.

The 2015 Local Food Trade Show will attract:
o Massachusetts and New England-based specialty crop growers
o Massachusetts and New England-based and non-specialty crop growers, fishermen, and value-added producers who are looking to connect to interested wholesale buyers
o Massachusetts and New England-based buyers, including college and healthcare institutions, restaurants, retail grocers, coops, caterers, ski resorts, rehabilitation centers, senior centers and more
o Other organizations that support or do business with food growers, producers or buyers
Event Schedule:
o 7:30 am – 9:30 am Set Up
o 7:30 am -12:00 pm Registration
o 8:15 am – 9:30 am Workshop Session 1
o 9:45 am -10:00 am Welcome Address
o 10:00 am -1:30 pm Open Floor Trading
o 11:00 am -12:15 pm Workshop Session 2
o 12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch*
o 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Breakdown
*Optional lunch can be pre-ordered for $12.00 and will be available to pick up from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm

Registration Fees:
o FREE for Massachusetts and New England Specialty Crop producers (see USDA definition here)
o $100 for all other exhibitors (Local Food aggregators, distributors, and non-specialty local food producers)
o $25 for attendees (Buyers and others)

May
19
Tue
Food Emulsions @ UMass Amherst
May 19 @ 4:32 pm – May 20 @ 5:32 pm

Food Emulsions, May 19 & 20th, 2015, https://umass.irisregistration.com/Home/Site?code=Emulsions
This workshop will present the basic principles, concepts and techniques of emulsion science, and show how this information can help to understand, predict and control the properties of real food products and ingredients. This course will be taught by academic and industry instructors with extensive experience in emulsion technology.
Course topics will include: ∙ Fundamentals of Emulsions ∙ Emulsion Formation ∙ Emulsion Droplet Characteristics ∙ Equipment Demonstrations ∙ Emulsion stability ∙ Emulsion Properties: Rheology, Appearance, Flavor ∙ Emulsion-Based Delivery Systems: Multiple Emulsions, Multilayer Emulsions, Filled Hydrogel Particles ∙ Surfactant-Based Delivery Systems: Micelles, Micro-Emulsions and Vesicles ∙ Delivery Systems for Ingredients and Antimicrobials ∙

Jun
28
Sun
Summer Fancy Food Show @ Jacob Javits Center
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm

North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event comes to New York City on June 28-30, 2015. Discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries & regions. To exhibit at a Specialty Food Association Fancy Food Show, you must be an Association Member.

Aug
29
Sat
Farm Fresh Festival @ Wachusetts Ski Area
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area will host the first-ever “Farm Fresh Festival” this summer on August 29 & 30, bringing together local growers, associations, and organizations in a ‘Celebration of the Massachusetts’ Agricultural Community.’ We invite you to join us in making this exciting NEW event a showcase for locally-grown products and specialty foods.

This two day festival aims to feature the area’s largest Farmers’ Market, Agricultural and Cooking Demonstrations, a Local Wine Growers Competition, a Craft Fair, Music, Family Entertainment, Workshops, Contests and much more!

Vendor applications available in March, 2015.

Audra Kirtland, Marketing and Special Events Manager

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA 01541

Ph: 978.464.2300 x3703 / Fax: 978.464.8054

audra@wachusett.com

Sep
16
Wed
Natural Products Expo East @ Natural Products Expo East
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

Natural Products Expo East continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 22,000 industry professionals and 1400 exhibits to the Baltimore Convention Center. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo East continues to help attendees reach their business goals.
Co-located with All Things Organic – Biofach America, NPA East, and the Harvest Festival, Natural Products Expo East showcases the entire value chain of healthy products from start to finish, identifying the bestsellers of today and the trends of tomorrow.