Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show

  • Bonita Oehlke
  • January 6, 2017 3:22 pm

March 1, 2017 all-day
Northeastern University, Boston
depends on level of participation
Maddie Phadke

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.*

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