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Boston Food Policy Council Now Accepting Applications for Board Members
February 18, 2016 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - Thursday, February 18, 2016 - The Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives today announced that it is accepting applications for 15 open seats on the Boston Food Policy Council. The Boston Food Policy Council brings organizations ...
Mayor Walsh Expands Boston's Community Compost Program to Include City Hall
November 25, 2015 - Environment, Energy, and Open Space
BOSTON – Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that the City of Boston is scaling up the Project Oscar community composting pilot program to include City Hall Plaza, in addition to thr...
Mayor Walsh Announces New Director of the Office of Food Initiatives
September 28, 2015 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - Monday, September 28, ...
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Boston Food Truck Live Lottery is Today
January 20, 2015 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - January 20, 2015 - Today, the City of Boston’s Office of Food Initiatives will host the annual Live Lottery for food trucks vending on the public way. The Lottery will allow food truck owners to select sites for the upcoming ...
Boston Receives $25,000 for Urban Agriculture Visioning Project
October 24, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON—Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Office of Food Initiatives announced today the receipt of a $25,000 planning grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (LF...
Mayor Walsh Proclaims Urban Agriculture Day in Boston
July 10, 2014 - Food Initiatives
Text of the proclamation: Whereas Urban agriculture improves access to fresh, local food within the city limits of Boston, reducing the distance food travels from farm to table, strengthening community, and dev...
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Boston Approves Late-Night Pilot for Food Trucks
March 13, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON – On Tuesday, April 1, residents and visitors in three areas – Copley Square, Boston University, and Northeastern University – will have new late-night dining options: food trucks. Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Mobile Food T...
Mayor Menino Announces Adoption of Urban Agriculture Zoning
December 19, 2013 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the Boston Zoning Commission approved new zoning that will support the growth of commercial farming in Boston and improve access to affordable, fresh, and healthy food. Article 89 of Boston’s ...
Mayor Menino Announces "The 5 Days of #bostonCANshare"
December 02, 2013 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the 27th Annual bostonCANshare program will close out more than a month of generous giving this week by giving back to donors with dozens of amazing prizes ranging from Boston Celtics tickets ...
Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
September 11, 2013 - Food Initiatives
It's midmorning on a Thursday and it's quiet at Big River Farms in Minnesota's St. Croix River Valley. The van has already left for Minneapolis to deliver boxes full of vegetables harvested yesterday by an unusual group of farmers-in-t...
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