Farm to table growers, sustainable farms, local source strategies, Vegan and vegetarian food lovers and diversity in the Chef populations have impacted the urban restaurant scene in ways they never have before. Culinary schools and tv sows are to blame as well. Menu are being shaped in a direction good for your health. More people care about food quality. Like they say "if you see a TV commercial advertising a food product, chances are that food is no good." Tis true, my friends. So true!
Flat top Fenway Park office buildings are growing tons of produce sold to restaurants and at the ballpark.
Boston is bullish on community gardens where 200 green spaces in all 18 distinct neighborhoods are used to grow food, vegetables and horticulture. You have to register to control a plot of soil there. Over 10,000 people do it each year. The city of Boston has URBAN ORCHARDS where PEACHES, APPLES, CHERRIES and BERRIES of all kinds are the bounty. Look to the Office of Food Initiative for directions where they are.
Boston officials say thanks to remediation efforts, it's now clean enough to fish in Boston's waterways. There are are over twenty locations where the public can access Boston's ponds, rivers, and oceanfront to fish. For more information about access conditions, permitting and regulations reference the State Department of Fish and Game.
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the Black-owned fast-casual sandwich shop maker in Dorchester Lower Mills on Dot Ave., was the lead story in today’s NBC Boston TV news report on where to find the best vegetarian hamburger in Boston. Is a vegetarian burger a “hamburger?” Some say absolutely Not! BRED is located at www.bredgourmet.com, Dorchester Lower Mills, 2255 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02124 617-698-0103.
The Phantom Gormet says "Bred, in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester is a brand new take out spot where gourmet burgers are sizzled up, piled up, wrapped up, then eaten up, by customers who have quickly made this place an instant classic. And unlike all those big burger chains that are popping up around the area, Bred is as homegrown as it gets, thanks to owner Tambo Barrow and manager Kinesha Goldson."
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Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A vegan is a follower of either the diet or the philosophy.Dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. An environmental vegan which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the harvesting or industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable. "the WikiPedia."