Lawrence Food Fest

Please join us for the 7th annual Lawrence Food Fest on  Thursday, October 18 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme, Better Together, celebrates the diversity of backgrounds and food ways in the Lawrence community, the possibilities of individual and collective action in the service of sustainable, fair, healthful and delicious food systems, and the joy of breaking bread together.

This FREE event will be held in **both** the Big Gym and at the Lawrence School Garden.  Please note that fresh produce will be for sale at the Fresh Truck — — and we hope you will shop to support their mission of bringing food literacy and fresh produce to children and families in neighborhoods all over greater Boston.

  • Sign up to enter or judge the Veggie Recipe Contest
  • Visit with Public Schools of Brookline Food Director Gus Travassos and sample wares
  • Tour the Lawrence School Garden
  • Hand-cranked popcorn de-shelling and making
  • Brookline food community all-stars: Al Freshco, Brookline Grown, ChopChop, Clear Flour Bakery, Curds & Co, Life Alive, Olive Connection, Rifrullo, Mamaleh’s, The Fresh Truck, & more!

Recipe contest details

Who:  Any Lawrence (K-8) student or team of students. Please feel free to share dishes that touch on togetherness or show off a cultural, ethnic, local or regional identity you admire or identify with, if you are so inspired.

How: (1)  Register at (2) Cook!

What:  Make at least 30 samples (each ~2oz) of a savory vegetable dish, a card listing ingredients, and copies of the recipe to share. We will provide small cups and spoons. More to share is better. Please see for competition guidelines. All submissions must be served by a student, parent, or other volunteer. There will be prizes for the winners!  

When:  Setup is from 3:00pm – 5:00 p.m. The contest will run from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. or until samples run out, whichever comes first. Winners will be announced by 6:30 p.m.

Questions: please email Katherine Ingraham at


It’s not too late to volunteer to help out at the Festival! Parents and students welcome. Just email the Lawrence Food Fest Committee ( or sign up on MySchoolAnywhere (instructions are here). This event is organized by the Lawrence Food Fest Committee and is made wonderful and possible by the hard work and generous support of countless Lawrence parents, teachers, staff, and administrators; the Lawrence School PTO; and Brookline’s food vending and sustainability community.