Yep it’s me! So maybe it’s not that hard to guess huh? You’re looking at one of the Boston Local Food Festival (BLFF) Bloggers for this year’s festival. If you’re wondering what BLFF is, you’re in the right place! Boston Local Food Festival is a large food and drink festival on October 7th at the Greenway with a great goal. Their mission states that they are trying to increase demand for locally and sustainably produced food and support local farms and businesses by introducing them to a hungry urban population. To top it all off it’s a zero-waste festival, which means that volunteers help to ensure that everything is composted or recycled and nothing is thrown out.
Last year I volunteered in the information booth (yes that little brunette with the sunny disposition was me) and had an excellent time. I learned all about the festival, its admirable mission, and got to meet a lot of friendly people! This year I volunteered to be a blogger, in part because I (obviously) blog already and also so that I can go enjoy the festivities myself! Though I had a lot of fun in my little booth I missed out on some amazing cooking demonstrations by local chefs and on the Local Craft Brew Tastings (which were incredibly popular, trust me, buy your tickets when they are available). But if you can’t make the tastings you can always check out the Hyper-Local Craft Brew Fest which takes place the same weekend on Friday October 5th.
And if great food and drink isn’t enough to get your attention, there is also a market. Last year the market was chock-full of yummy treats and fun, food-inspired products. And if you have some little ones in tow, no worries, there were plenty of kid-friendly crafts and games to keep everyone occupied while mum and dad are trying some local dishes like lobster rolls, mini popcorn, crab cakes, pastas, chicken and waffles and so much more.
So look for me on BLFF’s blog in the coming months and get excited! I’ll see you all at the festival, I’ll be the one eating.