Conference Reception

2017 Community Food Systems Conference Reception

Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30 – 9pm at the Boston Public Market

Join us at the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference Reception at the Boston Public Market! The reception will be held at the close of the first full conference day on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30 – 9pm.

The price of the reception is covered in the full registration price. If you are not attending the conference, or are just attending for one day, you can join the reception by purchasing a reception ticket for $60

Included in the reception price is:

• A $15 voucher to be used at the Boston Public Market (see the vendors here!)
• 1 drink ticket (beer or wine)
• Appetizers featuring local produce, crafted by local area chefs and restaurants (mentioned below)
• Opportunity to network with leaders and advocates of the food security, sustainable agriculture and social justice movements
• Chance to speak with Boston Public Market vendors about their businesses and products

Reception Lineup:

In addition to the amazing local food vendors and delicious bites offered, the conference reception will feature a presentation by one of our sponsors, Oregon Tilth, as well as some special invited dignitaries and New Entry’s Director, Jennifer Hashley.

We’re also very fortunate and excited to welcome the Minnesota-based group Urban Youth, who will be performing live for us! Their song, Grow  Food, a project in partnership with Beats and Rhymes, a youth-focused music production organization, and conference presenter Appetite for Change, is not to be missed!

Beer generously donated by the following local breweries:








Special thanks also to these businesses for contributing their products and talent for the reception:

Siena Farms

Commonwealth Cambridge


Moody's Delicatessen

Wood's Hill Table

80 Thoreau


Directions and Parking

You can find a map and directions to the Boston Public Market on their website. The Boston Public Market is located directly above the Haymarket MBTA station (Orange and Green Lines, MBTA bus routes) and three blocks from North Station (Commuter Rail & Amtrak, Orange and Green Lines). Bike parking is located directly outside the Market on the plaza opposite the Greenway. Two Hubway bike share stations are located nearby, on Cross Street across the Greenway and on Congress Street along the side of City Hall.

Directly above the Market is the Parcel 7 (Haymarket) Parking Garage (entrance on Sudbury Street). Boston Public Market vendors validate parking for Parcel 7, with proof of purchase, for a rate of $3 for up to 3 hours. In addition, the Government Center Garage, located at 50 New Sudbury Street, is also next door to the Market (parking not validated).