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2024 Boston Local Food Festival

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ORGANIZATION: Boston Local Food Festival

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Are you passionate about supporting local food systems and promoting sustainability? Do you thrive in vibrant, community-driven environments? If so, we invite you to get involved in the 14th Annual Boston Local Food Festival!

As the engine that keeps our festival running, volunteers like you play a critical role in bringing this celebration of local food to life. You'll not only have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, vendors, sponsors, and attendees, but you'll also be contributing to the strength of the New England food system.

Here's what you can expect as a valued volunteer:

A festival t-shirt and a $15 voucher as a token of our appreciation.

Date: September 15th, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Details: The Boston Local Food Festival is a FREE outdoor celebration of local food presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN). This festival features farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fishermen, and organizations championing healthy food from New England. From lively Chef Demos and a Seafood Throwdown competition to a Family Fun Zone and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Volunteer Opportunities: Choose from a variety of roles tailored to your interests and skills:

  • Set-Up Stewards: Help set up tables, chairs, signs, and event activities.

  • Parking Control: Ensure reserved parking spots are managed effectively.

  • Traffic Control: Assist in directing traffic to ensure a smooth flow of movement.

  • New England Village Ambassadors: Support vendors, answer questions, and engage with guests.

  • Seafood Throwdown Coordinators: Assist chefs during the competition and clean up afterward.

  • Chef Demo Crew: Work with chefs during demonstrations and assist with kitchen operations.

  • Ice and Item Couriers: Provide logistical support throughout the festival grounds.

  • Surveys and Public Engagement Guild: Interact with attendees and gather feedback via surveys.

  • Tear-Down & Clean-Up Team: Help dismantle and clean up after the festival ends.

Ready to make a difference? Sign up now as a volunteer at the Boston Local Food Festival! Together, let's create a memorable and sustainable event celebrating New England's culinary scene.

Kerry Kokkinogenis, Local Food Program Manager, SBN, kerry@sbnmass.org, 617-276-6299

Gabbie Brocker, Local Food Program Coordinator, SBN, gabrielle@sbnmass.org, 541-668-3701

For any inquiries or assistance with volunteering, please reach out to Gabbie.

Thank you for your commitment, enthusiasm, and dedication to strengthening our local food community.


The Boston Local Food Program

3 Shifts

  • Sun Sep 15, 2024 - 06:45 AM to 11:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
  • Sun Sep 15, 2024 - 10:45 AM to 03:00 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Festival Shift
  • Sun Sep 15, 2024 - 02:45 PM to 07:00 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
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About Boston Local Food Festival


300 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, US

Mission Statement

  • Generate increased demand for local and sustainably produced food through education and promotion.
  • Support the growth and development of local farms and locally owned food-related businesses.
  • Increase the availability and access of healthy local food to urban communities.
  • Facilitate collaborations between local food farms, businesses, and public and non-profit organizations.


Boston Local Food Festival, one of Boston's "Best of the New" events in 2010 according to Boston Globe Magazine, is produced by Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN) and built upon the principals of local, green and fair. During this free, zero waste festival, farmers, fisher folk, producers and chefs showcase local food in an outdoor, waterfront arena. Spectators of all backgrounds learn about the benefits of sustainably produced food from New England, purchase delicious local food, participate in health and educational activities, engage with top local chefs, enjoy local music and art, and taste local craft beer and mead.


Community, Environment


Sun Sep 15, 2024
06:45 AM - 07:00 PM
This opportunity has 3 shifts


Rose Kennedy GreenwayBoston, MA 02111




  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours with a 15 minute shift transition/orientation

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