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Eating Local, Seasonal Produce with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours! »

Off The Beaten Path Food Tours is a local company based in Somerville, MA that was created by a local couple who is passionate about food and the local economy. They offer Food Tours and Chocolate Tours in vibrant neighborhoods such as Somerville, Cambridge, and Jamaica Plain in which they highlight local history and independent small […]
Posted by: Nicola on August 1, 2018 @ 9:23 am
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Supporting a Regional Food System: An Interview with Myers Produce »

By Tamara McKerchie, Real PicklesAs you may know, here at Real Pickles we are deeply committed to buying our vegetables only from Northeast family farms and selling our products only within the Northeast. One way in which we are able to achieve this, and in turn help to build a strong, organic and regional food system, […]
Posted by: Nicola on July 30, 2018 @ 11:56 am
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Heritage Ciders from Tannic Apples: New England’s OG Wine »

Eleanor Léger, Founder Eden Specialty Ciders and Eden Orchards, VermontYour favorite apples from the grocery store don’t have much in the way of tannin, and they make an alcoholic cider that OG New Englanders would have scorned.  Tannins are the polyphenol compounds in some plants that provide astringency and bitter taste – think tea, oak, […]
Posted by: Nicola on July 23, 2018 @ 1:53 pm
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Boston’s Vibrant Local Brewery and Food Scene: A History and Top Picks »

Written by Lizzie and Sam of Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, members of the Be Local Blogger Network. It can seem strange that Boston, a city with such puritanical roots and strict happy hour laws, would have such a booming hyper local craft beverage industry but it’s true! Perhaps it’s the focus on experimentation and DIY […]
Posted by: Nicola on May 2, 2018 @ 11:30 am
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New England Fishmongers »

By Blogger Emily Goodman of EmilyJGoodman.comDid you know that fish have seasons just like fruits and veggies? This is because different fish migrate in and out of the area throughout the year so knowing what fish is currently available is going to give you a fresher, and more cost-effective product!Check out this full fish and shellfish […]
Posted by: Nicola on September 14, 2017 @ 3:57 pm
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Take A Food Tour: A Fun Way To Support Local Food Vendors Year-Round »

Ever wonder how you can continue to support local food vendors year-round? Well, have you heard about Boston’s newest and most unique food tour? They are brought to you by Off The Beaten Path Food Tours & Experiences. Based in Somerville, Off The Beaten Path’s first food tour is of Davis Square and includes the most […]
Posted by: Nicola on September 12, 2017 @ 4:34 pm
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Calculating Food Miles at Real Pickles »

By Dan from Real PicklesSince Real Pickles’ beginnings in 2001, one of our key social commitments has been to source our vegetables only from Northeast farms and to sell our products only within the Northeast.  We do this because we want to promote the development of strong local and regional food systems.  There are so […]
Posted by: Nicola on @ 4:21 pm
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5 Tips for Shopping and Cooking Local »

By Blogger Emily Goodman of EmilyJGoodman.comWhen it comes to the food I buy and cook for myself my focus is always QUALITY. In the past decade, if not longer, we have seen a huge shift away from processed, chemical laden food to a desire for more whole, nutrient-dense, locally grown food. Not only does your food […]
Posted by: Nicola on August 18, 2017 @ 11:09 am
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What to eat at the Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest »

The Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is coming up THIS weekend, and while there will be many great beers, ciders, and artisan drinks to quench your thirst let’s not forget about all the food that will be there as well! Here are some of my favorite local vendors and restaurants that you will find this weekend at the event! […]
Posted by: Nicola on June 8, 2017 @ 11:28 am
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Five things you may not know about cask beer »

Friday night is a special night for Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest since it is Cask Night. For this night only, festival goers can taste special cask-aged beers and ciders from participating breweries, in addition to the other local beers being poured. Aeronaut Brewing, sponsor of the Cask Night, will be pouring a cask-conditioned Hop Hop and […]
Posted by: Nicola on June 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am
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