Yesterday's fourth annual TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat was the pistol fire on a marathon month of food events. (If you missed the livestream and want a peek at how it went, check out Yangbo Du's awesome Storify.)
Given this Examiner's proclivity for all things action-learning and food entrepreneurship, here are a few Boston local food events you might want to jot down...
Tuesday, March 4th | Local Food Trade Show | Northeastern, Boston
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts hosts its annual Local Food Trade Show connecting wholesale buyers and local food producers. From 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Northeastern University. Register HERE. Tickets are $25 general admission.
Tuesday, March 4th | Sustainable Food Fix | Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge
Thursday, March 6th | Hone Your Pitch | Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge
Slow Money Boston’s interactive session for food entrepreneurs focuses on how to pitch. Experienced funders and entrepreneurs will offer feedback and suggestions for better positioning your food business. From 6-9 p.m. at Cambridge Innovation Center's Venture Cafe. Register HERE. Only a few spots left!
Saturday, March 8th | Urban Farming Conference | Northeastern, Boston
The state’s annual Urban Farming Conference is designed to advance issues ranging from farming techniques and business models to climate change adaptation and food security as well as contribute statewide strategic planning for a sustainable food system in Massachusetts. $30. Get tickets HERE.
Saturday, March 15th | Food Internship Fair | Food Loft, Boston
Helmed by the unstoppably awesome Lauren Abda, The Food Loft and Branchfood are hosting a food business focused internship fair. From 12-4:00 p.m. at The Food Loft, a food-focused co-working space in the South End. Sign up HERE.
Thursday, March 20th | Farm Share Fair | Cambridge College, Cambridge
Thinking about buying local this season or need to renew? Come meet all the great CSA programs with distribution spots in Eastern Massachusetts at the Farm Share Fair. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free.
Friday-Sunday, March 21-23 | Equal Exchange Banana Conference | Boston
After finding traction in the coffee, tea, and chocolate markets, in 2006 Equal Exchange set out to tackle the very challenging banana market, an industry notorious for low wages and heavy chemical use. $25. Register HERE.
Thursday, March 27 | Food and Beverage University | Boston
This full day boot camp by BevNET includes product formulation, branding and design, routes to market, sales and marketing tactics, budgeting and hiring, and raising capital and forming a board of directors. Find event details, including speakers and agenda, HERE. Ticket prices vary.
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