About the Center for an Agricultural Economy
Our Mission, Our Vision:
The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in beautiful downtown Hardwick, Vermont.
Our mission is to build a regenerative, locally based, healthy food system by engaging the greater Hardwick community through collaboration opportunities, educational outreach and providing infrastructure.
Furthermore, CAE encourages the development of a local system that meets the needs and aspirations of the community and ensures economic and ecological stability and abundance.
Through community involvement, integrated and responsible agri-business, and a commitment to economic, ecologic and nutritional health, the Center for an Agricultural Economy supports a vibrant regional food system.
"We’re building a food system for the 21st century and it’s going to need to be diverse and community-based, one that’s grounded in knowing each other, in providing for each other and in sharing our stories and our practices with one another."
–Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross