Let’s Talk About Food Festival

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Copley Square was bustling this Saturday with the Let’s Talk About Food festival, sponsored by the Boston Globe and Whole Foods Market.  Part of a 3-day event which began Thursday at the Trinity Church, the mission is to foster “conversations” about food, emphasizing its centrality in everyone’s life and the need for greater awareness of how food is grown, distributed and prepared.  Talks were convened in the last few days to discuss food supply and sustainability in New England and issues concerning food and ethics.  The festival included cooking demonstrations and panels about such topics as school meals and sustainable fisheries.

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Vendors set up stalls to give samples of their products alongside non-profits promoting their causes.

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The Mahoney’s display showing how to grow food in various sized planters was intriguing and a potential project for my deck next spring.

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Along the St. James side of the square, the Museum of Science (a Let’s Talk About Food partner) had set up the “Endless Table”, a string of booths with themes like food justice, agriculture, labels and marketing.  Experts manned these tables to answer questions from the public.

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This is the largest annual event the organizers put on but they sponsor several others throughout the year with partners like the New England Aquarium and the Chefs Collaborative.

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