There were lots of treats to be had last year at the City Feed and Supply tent. Photo: Laurey Hammel There were lots of treats to be had last year at the City Feed and Supply tent. Photo: Laurey Hammel

 

The 5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival is set to unfold on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, offering sustainable food-loving Bostonians a taste of New England's best harvests and catches.

 

 

The free food festival is consideredthe largest one-day farmers market and celebration of local food in New England.

 

"Boston is a noted foodie city," said organizer Nicola Williams. "More and more in Boston we're going back to the land. People want to know where their food comes from."

The event is produced by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts and is built upon the principles of creating a local, green and fair economy, organizers said.

Vendors from across New England will represent local farms, restaurants, food trucks, fishers, specialty food producers, and food and fitness-related organizations. More than 25,000 gastronomes will be able to purchase tasting plates, specialty foods and produce.

A group of New England-based agriculture, food, and health experts who say they believe that changes in food production and distribution across the region could make it possible for New England to produce half of its food needs by 2060 will release its report, A New England Food Vision.

If you go:

-Event is free

-Runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

-On the Greenway near Atlantic Avenue and Milk Street

-It will feature chef and do-it-yourself demos, a seafood throwdown and a family fun zone.

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