Boston Local Food Festival 2011

3 Oct

This past weekend I attended the Boston Local Food Festival in Fort Point, in front of the Children’s Museum. It brought hundreds of vendors and people together that have a love for good, local food.

I wasn’t sure how we were going to be able to navigate through all of the delicious vendors, but we decided that if we saw something that we really liked we would go for it. Luckily, almost everything was under $5 which made stuffing your belly with delicious foods affordable.

A couple of local farms came out and were selling some of their farm fresh fruits and veggies so it was like a farmer’s market!

The first place we headed over to was Sportello, and they were giving out some amazing pork belly sandwiches on homemade focaccia bread. Let’s just say it was a great start to the afternoon.

Next up we headed over to Batch Ice Cream. Even though we had barely finished out pork belly sandwiches, the minute I saw Salted Caramel Ice Cream, I HAD to grab some. I mean, it could be sold out by the time we got back! Can’t let that happen now can we?

Our portion was HUGE! And it was packed with sweet caramel with a touch of salt. Favorite.

Next up we ventured over to Sofra. They had a ton of delicious sounding and looking delectables, but we went with the unusual sounding pastry pictured above. I can’t even begin to pronounce it, but it was a pastry filled with yogurt and spices. It was definitely not in your face sweet which I actually liked. It was certainly the most interesting item we sampled.

By this time I was veering very close to food coma, so we decided to wash the deliciousness down with some Pumpkin Soda. Yep, you heard me. It tasted like carbonated pumpkin pie. Which is alright with me. This soda was from Maine Root, and they were also selling a maple based soda that looked intriguing as well.

We sampled some other assorted dishes but sadly I didn’t take any pictures. Probably because I ate them so fast they were that good. We tried a garlic full sour pickle as well as the regular pickle from Real Pickles. We nommed on a grass fed burger from Miles Smith Farm. Juicy doesn’t even describe how amazing they are. I drank some delicious chocolate milk from High Lawn Farm. I was told that their eggnog was going to be sold at Whole Foods. Yes I will be picking one up.

Oh, who is that? Could that be Christian and Derrick from Master Chef??????? Why YES, YES IT IS. Christian obviously cleaned himself up and I REALLY wanted to go up to him and ask him if he was a real a$$hole or if he just played one on TV.

KIDDING!

Mostly.

Anyway, I had such a fantastic time eating and discovering new and local foods. If you missed out on this year’s festival, SHAME ON YOU! Can’t wait until next year!

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses to “Boston Local Food Festival 2011”

  1. Elizabeth October 3, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Nice seeing you there! Such a fun event

  2. Kristen | Pixelated Crumb October 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    We hit all the same places! The only one I skipped was Maine Root because I already had 2 packs of the pumpkin pie soda and a pack of the blueberry soda at home (what can I say, they were on sale at Whole Foods!). It was a great event and I can’t wait for next year!

  3. Daisy October 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    shame on me for sure! I wish I could have attended but I was on the cape. you had me at Sportello’s pork belly sandwiches. and I’m also a huge fan of batch and sofra. next year…..

  4. Joanne October 4, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Don’t quote me on this…but I went to the NYC Food and Wine Festival this weekend…and this even looks WAY better. The ice cream alone! Swoon.

  5. Taryn October 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    This looks (and sounds) like it was so fun! Especially that pumpkin soda… I was out of the city, and so bummed I missed this. Fingers crossed for next year!

  6. Gina November 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    did you see giada!?

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