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Local Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Shows
March 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
SBN Local Specialty Crop
& Local Food Trade Shows
*TWO TRADE SHOWS, ONE LOCATION, ONE TIME*
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Curry Student Center,
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 5th 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 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). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. 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.
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.
The 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 offer two trade shows, taking place the same time and in the same location. Each trade show will feature different types of exhibitors.
Click HERE for a list of 2015 Trade Show Exhibitors and Attendees!
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.