Category Archives: Support local economies

Hot Day in September for Boston Local Food

September 27, 2014 may go down in history–literally–as a hot day for Boston local food. The thermometer hit 80 degrees as a blazing September sun shone on the second annual Boston Fermentation Festival and the third annual Let’s Talk About … Continue reading

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Help Families in Need to Dine Out with Dignity

As someone who loves growing, cooking, eating, and sharing healthy local food, I’m always looking for ways to pass along my latest and greatest find. So I was excited to meet Dan Napierski at the recent Mass Innovation Nights Foodie … Continue reading

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New Crop of Food Entrepreneurs Are Hungry For Funds

Slow Money Boston showcased another exciting crop of food-related entrepreneurs in Cambridge on April 29, 2014.  As always, the entrepreneurs seeking funds were an eclectic bunch, including two farmers, a fermented beverages coop, a grass-fed beef jerky producer, a compost company, … Continue reading

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Successful Gulf Coast Initiatives to Increase Seafood Demand

The Gulf Coast states are working together to increase demand for their seafood through a group of innovative marketing, sustainability and traceability programs. After being battered by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, followed by the BP oil spill in 2010, the … Continue reading

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Boston Welcomes Seafood Lovers!

Welcome, seafood lovers!  Whether you live in Boston or are just visiting for the 2014 Seafood Expo North America, if you love seafood, you’ll be right in the swim!

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Three Local Foods to Enjoy This Winter

Eating local food in winter is—literally—a pale comparison to the bounties of spring, summer, and fall—but here’s a trio of things I’m enjoying this winter: The Neighborhood Farm’s dry shelling beans, Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, and alFreshCo’s Locally Sourced … Continue reading

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Helping Urban Ag Businesses Stay Lean and Local

Urban agriculture businesses—both start-ups and those in business for just a year or two—often need some help getting planted in the less-than-fertile city soil. The ad hoc Boston-area discussion and problem-solving group started by Food Sol’s Rachel Greenberger is continuing … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Blossoms in Boston

A burgeoning urban agriculture movement is blossoming in the middle of winter in Boston, and it’s not because of climate change. From Fresh Truck (a mobile, healthy, affordable grocery store) and farmers building movable raised beds to cutting-edge city, state, … Continue reading

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My three favorite words: Local, green and fair

The PescoVegetarian Times is interrupting our regularly scheduled blog post to bring you a commercial for my favorite cause: the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN).  I joined the SBN board this year, but I’ve been an enthusiastic member for … Continue reading

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Feasting on Food Festivals in Boston

Boston was the site of two great food festivals this weekend. Judging by the crowds, Bostonians have a big appetite for not just eating good food, but talking about it as well. The first of the festivals, “Let’s Talk About … Continue reading

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