Special events.

Location: Harvard



3:30-4:30pm: Lightning Round: Great Ideas to Foodbetter

Foodbetter Harvard invites you to ask questions about the food system and how to improve it: how to grow better, eat better, shop better, conserve better . . . how to Foodbetter. Join this Lightening Round of 5-7 minute Foodbetter Ideas shared by a cross-section of the community.



4:30-5:45pm: Keynote Panel: Foodies Who Foodbetter

Some of Boston's best chefs and restauranteurs are using their platform to change the food system as we know it. They are activists and entrepreneurs who aren't just content with winning rave reviews. (They also all happen to be women!) Join this discussion about how these industry leaders are reinventing the food system and their communities from their Boston-area restaurants.



Wearing her Harvard alumna hat, Joanne Chang, Chef Owner of Flour Bakery and Meyers & Chang, will moderate the conversation with:

  • Katrina Jazayeri, Co-Owner, Juliet– talking about social justice and its application and opportunity in the restaurant industry
  • Jody Adams, Chef Owner, Saloniki, Porto & Trade – talking about moving into the fast-casual space to make it healthier, as well as about advocacy on health issues
  • Irene Li, Chef Owner, Mei Mei Street Kitchen – talking about Mei Mei’s open-book and profit sharing approach
  • Tiffani Faison, Chef Owner, Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama – talking about using her platform for community advocacy, especially around LGBT issues



Ticket Information: Event is free. Advance Tickets Required. Limit of 5 tickets per person . Tickets valid until 3:15PM. For more information, contact Crista Martin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Date 10/12/2017 3:30 am ET
Event End Date 10/12/2017 5:45 pm ET
Individual Price Free in-advance tickets required
Location:  South Plaza, Broad Canal Way (350 Kendall Street) in Cambridge, MA 
Last October, hundreds of spirits and cocktail fans gathered in Cambridge to celebrate local distilleries, mixologists, breweries, restaurants and more. With rave reviews from attendees and vendors alike, we're bringing everything back - from the Cocktail Throwdown, to the demos and food pairings, to the unlimited tastings!
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is proud to present the 2nd Annual Local Craft Spirits Festival, taking place on Friday, October 13th, 2017, at the South Plaza, Broad Canal Way (350 Kendall Street) in Cambridge, MA from 6:30 - 9:30 PM (6:00 PMfor VIPs).
Attendees can expect to taste, socialize, and network with dozens of local distilleries, cideries, meaderies, breweries, artisan beverage brewers, and local food producers, all while enjoying live music and celebrating local spirits!
Proceeds from this event support the Boston Local Food Program and help create a local, fair, and green economy.
Event Date 10/13/2017
Individual Price $50.00



Please join Mount Grace, Red Fire Farm, The Greenhorns, and our local farming and conservation community on October 14th at Red Fire Farm in Montague from 11-3 for a celebration of land conservation and access to land and housing for the next generation of farmers! 



There will be local food from Diemand Farm, live music, People's Pint beer, a "farmer mixer" and remarks from farming advocates, including Severine von Tscharner Fleming (Founder of The Greenhorns)! Register by Oct. 6th for early bird prices. Limited tickets available!



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Event Date 10/14/2017 11:00 am ET
Event End Date 10/14/2017 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price $35.00

Location: Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd, Grayslake, IL



Potluck: Please bring a dish to pass. 



Are you at a turning point with your farm business? Angelic Organics Learning Center (AOLC) and the Liberty Prairie Foundation (LPF) are hosting an Upper Midwest CRAFT field day to explore the many facets of farm business transition and how to make them work for you. Whether you are looking to shift markets, change your land base, or transition from farming independently to managing a team, you will learn how to navigate making changes to your farm business from those who have experienced it firsthand.  



The day will include a roundtable discussion between attendees and a panel of local farmers facilitated by Jen Miller (LPF Director, Farm Entrepreneurship) and Nathan Aaberg (LPF Director, Conservation and Working Lands). Discussion will take place over a potluck lunch and end with a farm tour of the LPF Incubator Farm and the FBDC fields. Please bring a dish to pass. 



Please RSVP by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (members) or register (non-members) by Thursday, October 12th


Questions? Email AOLC Farmer Training Program Assistant, Sarah Petri, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the AOLC Main Office at 815-389-8455

Event Date 10/16/2017 10:30 am ET
Event End Date 10/16/2017 2:30 pm ET
Cut off date 10/12/2017
Individual Price Free for members

 Location: NYC at the Union Square Ballroom



World Food Day is celebrated each year to mobilize global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. 

Food Tank is also doing our part by planning a very unique event in New York City in partnership with Broadway Stars as we “Dance for Hurricane Recovery!”

One hundred percent of ticket revenue is supporting food relief for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean via #GiveHealthy and the Feeding America Network, which are providing emergency assistance to Puerto Rico. The World Food Program USA is supporting emergency assistance in Dominica.

The event is being held in NYC at the Union Square Ballroom on Monday, Oct 16 from 5:30PM-7:00PM.


Click here for more information about the event (almost sold out -- tickets $25!)

Please also consider sharing the event on Facebook here

Event Date 10/16/2017 5:30 pm ET
Event End Date 10/16/2017 7:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free