Join us for an evening of Nuturing Communities: November 4

Posted: October 18, 2016

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is hosting an event November 4 put on by the Galaxy Bookshop. Join us for a fun evening to explore local foods and economies. Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash to donate to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and the Grow Your Own program, which is managed by [...]

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One more week for VFVC tenant applications!!

Posted: October 13, 2016

If you’ve not yet submitted an application for our VFVC Anchor Tenant spot, opening in 2017, we are extending our deadline by 1 more week!! The CAE is looking for an applicant who needs commercial space, and is dedicated to the mission and vision of a healthy local food economy! Imagine your OWN kitchen space, [...]

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We’re hiring a half-time Community Organizer!

Posted: October 7, 2016

CAE is seeking a passionate community organizer  to help create a new organization aimed at lasting systems change for the Northeast Kingdom This person will work with our team in the coming year to seek new leaders and organizations to join us. These efforts will lead to a founding event to start a new organization. [...]

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Come Learn About How Vermont Finances the Working Landscape

Posted: August 30, 2016

All are welcome! Join the experts in working lands financing for a Free conference on Saturday, October 22nd at Lake Region Union High School in Orleans, VT. If you are a farmer, logger, or food-based entrepreneur, don’t miss this valuable networking event in the Northeast Kingdom! The conference is designed to connect start-up and growing [...]

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VT Farm Fund – We’re looking for a Parttime Program Manager!

Posted: August 26, 2016

Could this be you? The VT FARM FUND is an innovative revolving loan fund, managed by the Center for an Ag Economy. We’re looking for a parttime loan fund manager – working with farm borrowers, keeping our social media up to date, newsletters and outreach, as well as administrative duties to assist our Advisory Board. [...]

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We are looking for a NEW Anchor Tenant in 2017

Posted: August 8, 2016

The CAE will have an opening for a new Anchor Tenant in the shared-use Vermont Food Venture Center in January 2017. This secure and isolated 2400 sq ft space, with many build-out options, is located in the Hardwick Industrial Park, within our 15,000 sq ft food business incubator. The Vt Food Venture Center was built [...]

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NEK Case Study #4: Goats, Goats and more Goats!

Posted: July 5, 2016

A Goat Story: Vermont Chevon creates a market for goat meat Since 2011, Vermont Chevon has been slowly building a second-life for Vermont’s goat industry. Vermont Chevon buys surplus livestock and turns it into a premium protein source that is healthier and leaner than other meats. Likewise, Shirley Richardson has built a second-career for herself, [...]

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NEK Case Study 3: Local Slaughter and Meat Processing

Posted: June 17, 2016

Northeast Kingdom Processing: Making Meat Farm to Table Ready When many of us think of slaughterhouses, images from Upton Sinclair’s 1906 expose of the meatpacking industry, The Jungle, probably come to mind. And it’s likely the images are not pretty.  Those days are long gone. The state-of-the-art, modern slaughter facility that is Northeast Kingdom Processing [...]

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NEK Case Study 2: Funding by Farmers, for Farmers!

Posted: June 3, 2016

The Northeast Kingdom Food System Plan is under development! Work is underway to update the plan, draft and vet strategies and action items, and research a series of case studies that showcase local examples of the plan’s goals. Below is a draft of one of the case studies, highlighting the Vermont Farm Fund, a revolving [...]

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NEK Case Study1: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is a leader!

Posted: May 13, 2016

The Northeast Kingdom Food System Plan is under development!! Following on the success of the March Food System Plan Summit, we’ve been hard at work updating the plan, drafting and vetting strategies and action items, and researching a series of case studies that showcase local examples of goals. Below is a draft of one of [...]

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