10.02.2010

A Deliciously Fun Day at the Boston Local Food Festival!

I'm pretty sure that everyone (and their grandmother!) was at the Boston Local Food Festival today and can you blame them?  The skies were a clear and deep blue, the weather was perfectly sunny with a comfortable breeze and of course, there was local food aplenty to feed the masses.



















I was amazed at how many people came out to show their support and not I'm not just talking about the crowds.  Also present were multiple vendors that have local household names (Taza Chocolate, Olivia's Organics, Nella Pasta, etc) to some new, to me at least, faces on the local food front (Narragansett Creamery, Tortured Orchard and Burnin' Love Sauces). Fortunately for me, everything was all natural so I could sample away.  No processed foods here!

Burnin' Love Sauces
Delicious little samples of Nella Pasta
Spoonfuls of Tortured Orchard 
Ahhhmazing CHEESE from Narragansett Creamery
Taza Chocolate
Along with all of the local vendors showin' off their homemade treats, there was so much absolutely gorgeous produce!  I couldn't help but get a little snap happy about it all...




















In addition to the local goodies and produce, there were also other local companies including bakeries, specialty shops and Boston's own take on the recent food truck craze, Grilled Cheese Nation, which is a food truck dedicated to bringing fancy schmancy ooey gooey grilled cheeses to hungry Bostonians.  Now, that's certainly a cause I can get behind!

JP's Canto Bakery and Cafe
Grilled Cheese Nation Gouda, Mushroom and Caramelized Onion on Iggy's Rye
Needless to say, I left the Boston Local Food Festival with a full belly and a lot of pride to be from a state with such incredibly talented foodies.  Today served as a nice little reminder how you don't have to travel far to get amazing food.

15 comments:

Megan said...

Wow, you got this post up super-fast! And how did I not see you there? We were wandering around for a couple hours. I enjoyed a fabulous grilled cheese with tomatoes and bacon. :)

We are not Martha said...

Great recap! Gotta LOVE local! and get out of town with that grilled cheese!! I'm currently sitting here drooling :) [chels]

Kimmy Bingham said...

You are fast! :-) Great recap. Sad I missed so many people! I guess I'll just *have* to get to the next blogger brunch ;-)

Karen Zgoda said...

Awesome post and pictures - wish I could have been there too!

Daisy said...

everyone and their grandmother except me! So bummed I missed this. It was such a gorgeous day out. you ate some incredible foods and took awesome pics. So glad I got to live this festival through you!

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle said...

I've only been to Boston once yet just loved the time I spent there; seems I need to plan another trip around this festival. I would do that I think just for one of those grilled cheese sandwiches.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

These are some great photos! I haven't put mine up yet but I was proud to learn that I was the first ever customer of the Grilled Cheese Truck!

Shannon said...

great pictures! i'm a littel jealous of your grilled cheese :) there was such a long line i didn't have the stamina!

Kerstin said...

What pretty photos, glad you had a great time! There's a grilled cheese food truck?!? Wow, I'll definitely have to track it down!

Emily said...

I definitely missed the grilled cheese truck and all the samples - it was SO crowded by 2pm! But I agree, it was a fun event and an absolutely beautiful day in Boston!

Meesh said...

love your pics! and the grilled cheese, when i was there the line was like 80 deep or I would have gotten one.. JEALOUS!!!

Boston Food Diary said...

Great photo of Canto 6! Delicious day

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

gorgeous photos and great recap!!

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

My husband and I went to college in Boston (we are living in California now), makes me wish we were back there :)!!!

Jen said...

I think I was the only Boston Blogger who wasn't there! I was out of town last weekend. Great pics and the food looks awesome!

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