Become a Vendor
The Link Net, considered New England’s largest one day farmers market, is Boston’s premier food event connecting thousands of eaters to healthy sustainable foods grown and produced close to home. It showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone pdq franchise and more. The 2016 Festival featured over 140 vendors with marketing exposure to over 40,000 local foodies! Vendor booths do sell out so register early!
In the meantime, please feel free to contact Maddie at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Link Net takes places on The Rose Kennedy Greenway, right near Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Waterfront, and The Aquarium. Last year, over 100 vendors, exhibitors, nonprofits and sponsors participated in the third annual Link Net. With thousands of people in attendance, the Festival attracts a wide variety of families,urban and suburban dwellers, area university students, community and home gardeners, foodies, localvores, food bloggers, and tourists. Scroll down to learn about our vendor criteria and connect with resources for local sourcing and contact for obtaining recyclable and compostable dish wear and utensils.
Local Buying Guide!
As a resource to vendors, SBN has put together a Local Food Buying Guide to provide you with wholesale and direct connections to local food suppliers. We hope you will take advantage of this valuable resource. You can download it here 2015 BLFF Wholesale Local Buying Guide.
Our Definition of Local Food Offered at Festival
We define local as Massachusetts grown and produced as the first preference, and then expanding beyond the state to Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in New England.
Basic Food Vendor Requirements
We are enthusiastically seeking vendor applications from those who comply with the following guidelines:
Food vendors are encouraged to offer dishes and portions that include locally grown or sourced perishable foods. These could include: 1) fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey and maple syrup (categorized as specialty crops in Massachusetts), 2) dairy, and 3) meat. Our team is available to help you find local food suppliers, if you need assistance.
Our goal is to offer affordable local food, and therefore we ask that food vendors offer a maximum price of $8 per serving or portion.
All vendors are required to use recyclable or compostable utensils, serving containers, and napkins. No bottled water or non local beverages (Pepsi, Coke, Gatorade, etc.) may be served. For more resources, contact [email protected]
If you have general questions about being a vendor, please contact us and we will respond quickly (Note: this is not the vendor application- to apply today click the registration button at the top of this page):