The Sustainable Business Network announced today it's canceled the Boston Local Food Festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, originally set for Sept. 20.
In order to ensure the safety of all, the changes needed to be implemented for a physical event this September would have detracted from the overall mission of the festival, which encourages a spirit of coming together in the support of New England’s local food system. We eagerly wait for the days when we can convene in groups again, and look forward to a time in the following year when the festival will signify a celebration, not only of local food, but of making it through these dark and difficult times.
However, the group says it's extended its Eat Local MA campaign from August into September.
The campaign includes a number of online purchasing opportunities and virtual events that aim to increase marketing exposure for local food businesses during the economic crisis, encourage restaurants to source from local farms and fisheries, and incentivize consumers to purchase more food that is grown and harvested in Massachusetts and greater New England.