Kitchen at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02108

Seafood Throwdown BannerLocal chefs battle it out to prepare the “Best Seafood Dish” using a mystery item sourced from Boston Public Market vendor Red’s Best, while their local food stylist counterparts square off to artfully plate it up. Come sample each dish and weigh in on the best presentation and the use of the whole animal.

Come to the Kitchen at the Boston Public Market and join us in this event and get a first hand look of that Mystery Fish and savor the flavors these amazing chefs are creating from that unloved species, so abundant but unknown. 

See you there...

Rhode Island Convention Center 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903

RootSkills 2016Join us and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund on Saturday May 7th for this one-of-a-kind retreat featuring keynote speaker Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. Leah will join us for a passionate and reflective conversation about the work of Soul Fire Farm and the Black farming community to advance food sovereignty. Following Leah’s keynote, we will break into three interactive workshops tracks (check them out!). We will end the day connecting to the land and our fellow RootSkills participants at Galego Community Farm.

For those groups who are part of our networks at NAMA, the workshop ‘When You Know Who You Are, You Will Know What to Do’, lead by Jay O’Hara and Marla Marcum of the Climate Disobedience Center would be a great fit. This event is open to all, but space is limited.

And as an added bonus, on Friday evening we invite you to PEP Talks LIVE: Grassroots Perspectives on Reimagining Equity and Access to hear from Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm and Jay O’Hara of the Climate Disobedience Center.  Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to hear their reflections on the role of personal discovery and transformation in grassroots action. We hope to see you there! 

Dexter Training Grounds, Cranston Street, Providence, RI

Seafood Throwdown BannerCome to Armory Park and enjoy this quant market filled with all kinds of surprises. Witness our Seafood Throwdown at its finest...bring a friend and see if can you name the Mystery Fish? Two local chefs will be going head to head creating amazing dishes for all to taste. Which dish do you like best? Stay tuned for more info coming soon...FarmFresh RI


Madison, WI

Save the date for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

Cafeterias in schools and early care, colleges and universities, hospitals and other institutional settings serve tens of millions of Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems. The 2016 conference theme Moving Forward Together lifts up new and innovative partnerships to continue to build momentum and ensure long-term sustainability in the movement.

8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference


Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT

The 6th New England Food Summit will bring together delegates from across New England to strengthen collaboration for regional food system sustainability. These working summits are designed to build upon ongoing efforts across the region to build a more sustainable food system, and to consider regional priorities and action items that we can undertake most effectively together.

NAMA Coordinating Director Niaz Dorry takes a selfie at the 5th New England Food Summit


Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY
CommonBound 2016

CommonBound 2016 will bring together a powerful cross-section of the New Economy movement to share practices and stories; highlight achievements; and create new and stronger relationships that can propel this work forward. The organizers anticipate that this CommonBound will be the biggest and most significant conference to date—and we hope you'll be there to experience it with us because we'll be there hosting a track on food justice.Speaker at CommonBound