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This month in Boston local food

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Lexington Farmers Market
Rachel Greenberger

The fields may be bare, but Greater Boston is teeming with good food events. Take a look at the stellar line-up below and mark your calendar with dates you want to save. If this Examiner's food-system predictions prove true, this kind of food event selection is the new normal.

Tomorrow! Thursday, January 16th, 10 a.m. | Community Table | Boston

Food Sol hosts its weekly Community Table, this time in Boston at the Babson Boston Campus. From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Community Table is for eater-entrepreneurs of all kinds interested in being up to something in food or who already are. Come-when-you-can, leave-when-you-need-to, our starter-topic will be new entrepreneurial opportunities in Boston urban agriculture as a result of the recent city-wide rezoning. FREE.

Wednesday, January 29th 7:00 p.m. | Food on Film: Symphony of the Soil | Boston

The Museum of Science hosts Symphony of the Soil, a look at all things earth from ancient knowledge to cutting-edge science. Filmed on four continents and including the voices of esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, a sure “101” for all eaters concerned with food and farming. Panel discussion to follow. FREE – but you must advance register (starting today, Jan 15th)

Sunday, February 2nd – Tuesday, February 4th | Soil and Nutrition Conference | Somerville

NOFA’s three-day event is hosted by Cuisine En Locale at Anthony’s. For growers and consultants seeking to expand their skillsets, program focuses include greater understanding of mineral balancing and trace mineral requirements in the soil, plant, animal, and human and new strategies to balance, invigorate, and expand the hidden workforce of microorganisms for enhanced farm profitability, using specific organisms as problem solvers. $195 for members; $244 non-members.

Tuesday, February 11th 4:30 p.m. | Quick Service Incubator | Wellesley

Food Sol’s Quick Service Incubator is like quick service dining: it happens fast. Quintessentially Babson, this 90-minute idea jam surfaces both usual and unusual feedback for select food entrepreneurs on their business challenges in real time. Tight timeline forces entrepreneurs to be focused in articulating their challenges and attendees and guest experts to be essential with their feedback. The design showcases Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® and format permits the whole room to learn from the whole process. FREE.

Wednesday, February 12th 6:00 p.m. | Mass Innovation Nights: Foodie Edition | Cambridge

Mass Innovation Nights hosts the 6th edition of its wildly popular Foodie showcase, a celebration of local food-oriented innovation, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Boston (located in Cambridge). Come check out cool new products and help support local innovation! Use hashtag #MINFoodie6 FREE.

Wednesday, February 12th 7:00 p.m. | Deconstructing the Chef: Ferran Adria | Boston

Discover what ignites world-acclaimed chef Ferran Adrià at Deconstructing the Chef, an evening event at the Museum of Science. With Adrià, renowned chef and head of restaurant elBulli (Catalonia, Spain; now closed), Museum president and director Ioannis Miaoulis and Museum director of university relations Peter Wong. Reception with cooking demonstration to follow. $40.

Temporary exhibit on the work of Ferran Adrià Innovation in the Art of Food opens Saturday, February 15th

Tuesday, March 4th 8:30 a.m. | SBN’s Local Food Trade Show | Boston

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts hosts its 3rd annual Local Food Trade Show connecting wholesale buyers and local food producers. From 8:30AM - 1:30PM at Northeastern University, event registration is now open. $25 general admission, exhibitor rates vary.

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