The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 6th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 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, retailers 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.
The Local Specialty Crop Trade Show Presented by MDAR
Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and producers
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 Discount for SBN Members
The Trade Shows will include workshops offering best practice topics around some of the most pressing barriers to specialty crop sales in Massachusetts. Depending on the interest, we also plan to offer One-on-One consultation sessions with industry experts after lunch.
Attendees & Buyers Registration Fee $30-
*$10 Discount for SBN Members
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, resorts, 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 New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows feature manufacturers of unique, quality New England made products. These juried wholesale shows include home décor, pottery, apparel, accessories, jewelry, toys & games, candles, books, cards & prints, glassware, bath & body products, furniture, spices, candy, sauces, gourmet mixes, baked goods and other specialty food items. Each year the shows attract thousands of national and international buyers who expect the highest quality New England made products, Portland, Maine (March 18-20, 2017). For more information to exhibit and to attend, please visit www.nemadeshows.com.