Trying to find local food events in the greater Boston area this summer? Look no further! A few of our partners are hosting some important and exciting events next month on healthy and seasonal eating:
Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds
Let's Talk about Food and Harvard University are teaming up again to host another informative event for healthy food advocates on supporting sustainable, nutritiously prepared school lunch across the nation.
This conference will examine the current progress of federal school food legislation and nutrition standards, highlight research findings on linkages between healthy school lunch and academic performance, while fostering collaboration between interest groups, governing officials, and active constituents. Guest speakers at this conference include
Chef Daniel Giusti, Founder of Brigaid, a healthy school lunch initiative
Dr. Tommy Chang, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools
Michelle Wu, At-Large Boston City Councilor
To register and see the full conference agenda, click here.
They're at it again for a 7th year in a row!
Boston City Gleaners will host its 2016 Strawberry Fete, a grand ol' time to support food waste reduction while indulging on strawberry shortcake - the best way to enjoy strawberries at their peak this season!
This annual gathering will provide the much-needed funds to kick off a new gleaning season of collecting would-be wasted crops on farm fields that will go to food pantries, meal programs, and low-income markets.
The festivities will take place on June 16th at Mass Audubon Habitat from 5:30-8pm. Attendees will also get to enjoy hors d'oeurves from local fine-dining restaurants, live music, and raffle prizes. Doug Rauch, founder of Daily Table, an affordable, locally sourced grocery store, will be this year's featured guest speaker.
Go here to RSVP and learn more about this special summer celebration!