Describe your project.
We propose to organize a Meet & Eat, a dinner in which the attendees will include local farmers and purveyors and the meal will be made entirely from their produce. There are currently no dinner projects focusing on local food that give attendees the opportunity to meet the people who are growing/baking/creating the meal, and we hope the experience will help draw attention to local food and local businesses.
Meet & Eat will happen in Boston, and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the Farm School, a working farm in Athol, MA, that educates children and adults about what it means to be “stewards of the earth.”
Greenologist is a community of Boston-area folks dedicated to getting local food to more people. Greenologist provides a home-delivery service of farmers market goods using an online ordering system.
How will Feast funding make your project happen?
The food for Meet & Eat will be donated, so we anticipate using the Feast funding to help us rent a space. We’re planning to host Meet & Eat by mid-October, when things are slowing down for the farmers but there’s still a harvest, so it should be happening right around the time of the next Feast.