Lodging & Meals

The 9th Soil & Nutrition Conference will be held at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center in Southbridge, MA.

Located in central Massachusetts, less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Springfield, MA, Hartford, CT, and Providence, RI, the Southbridge Center offers a wonderful and spacious venue for learning and networking, as well as relaxing in between.

Originally constructed as an optical factory, the building has been beautifully restored and remodeled to include an array of amenities. Conference attendees are welcome to unwind in the fitness center with its steamroom and sauna, hot tub and indoor pool, or enjoy a drink at their full-service lounge.

Or call (508) 765-8000
BFA group code: 1911BIONUT


The Bionutrient Food Association has negotiated reduced room rates exclusively for conference attendees, starting at $112/night for 1-2 people (1 king or 2 queen beds), plus $10 for each additional person.

After you have registered for the conference, you can reserve your accommodations at Southbridge at https://reservations.travelclick.com/13066?groupID=2461162 or by calling (508) 765-8000. This link will automatically provide you with the discounted rate, but if calling, be sure to mention the BFA group rate code: 1911BIONUT.

Looking to save a bit on your room? Check out our forum board for room (and ride) shares!


While there are “conventional” food options in town, the BFA is partnering with the Southbridge catering staff to provide our guests with 3 meals for $60/day, including coffee & tea available all day. In keeping with our organizational ethos, all ingredients will be from the best sources possible.

The structure of the conference this year provides more downtime at meals for networking with fellow attendees, but due to the logistics of the conference center, those without meal tickets will not be allowed in the dining area. We expect the combination of good price, high quality, and great company to make these mealtimes memorable. Join us!

If you wish, individual meal options are also available: Breakfast $15; Lunch $20; Dinner $25.

To get a sense of this year’s offering, you can view our working draft menu. Our farmers are still bringing in their crops, so there may be a few tweaks here and there to the final menu.

So that we know what and how much to source and prepare for each meal, it helps greatly if attendees purchase dining tickets in advance.

Note: If you have already registered for the conference, and would like to add additional meals to your ticket, you can do so at our “Meals Only” signup page.

We encourage local growers or food producers with product they would like to have served at the conference to contact us for more information.

Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA  01550