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You may have heard: October 24 is Food Day. Created in the spirit of its sister holiday, Earth Day, Food Day is a nationwide movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Because we love eating real here at DIY Boston, we're sharing why food matters and where you can celebrate this delicious holiday in Massachusetts.
Started in 2011, Food Day's goals are to:
• Promote safer, healthier diets
• Support sustainable and organic farms
• Reduce hunger
• Reform factory farms to protect the environment and farm animals
• Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
Want to celebrate Food Day in Massachusetts? Here are some of our favorite events going on this week:
General Assembly's Connected Food
Today 10/23, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Join a who's who of food and tech entrepreneurs, including the founders of LevelUp, Cuppow, and Boston Organics, for a discussion on how technology affects food production and distribution.
Tour the Cheese Cave
Thursday 10/24, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free, RSVP required
Cool, damp, and full of cheese: grab a sweater and take a tour of Formaggio's famous caves.
Food Day at the Farmers Market
Thursday 10/24, 3 to 7 p.m.
Local farmers, producers, and restaurants will be celebrating real food at Worcester's Canal District market.
Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Saturday 10/26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
Free ($5 preview for Saturday at 10 a.m.)
Learn about vegetarianism, sample products, and attend demos and talks at the 18th annual food festival.
Boston Food Swap's October Swap
Sunday 10/27, 2 p.m.
Food Day's principles are year-round for this group, but October adds a little extra emphasis. Swap homemade, home grown, or foraged goods (think pickles, cookies, herbs, mushrooms) with other food-loving locals.
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