The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering their 6th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2017 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.
7:15 AM – Vendor Set Up
8:00 AM – Attendee Registration/Networking
8:30 AM – Welcome Address in the Ballroom
8:45 AM – Open Floor Trading
10:45 AM– Workshop 1
11:30 AM – Lunch will be available
12:00 PM Workshop 2
2:00 PM – Trade Shows Close
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. *$25 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, 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.*