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Farmer Forum: Wholesale Market Opportunity in Hardwick on November 18th

Posted: November 12, 2014

Are you a farmer seeking a new market for your produce? If yes, then this forum is for you! Come to the Vermont Food Venture Center to learn about what it takes to sell your crops wholesale to a food processor. At the VFVC, we work with Vermont farms to create value-added products for institutions and retail markets. We’d [...]

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Office and Financial Manager Position Open: Apply now!

Posted: November 6, 2014

Position: Office and Financial Manager Reports to: Executive Director Summary of Position: The Center for an Agricultural Economy is looking for a full-time Office and Financial Manager, who will be a key team player in the mission and work of the Center. This person will be responsible for budgeting, financial planning, accounting and grant reporting/record [...]

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Applications for Farm and Food Business Specialist Wanted:

Posted: November 3, 2014

We are still looking for applicants for our new position at the CAE. Please send your resume and cover letter to us, digitally! Position:  Farm and Food Business Specialist Reports to:  Executive Director Summary of Position: The Farm and Food Business Specialist delivers high quality and efficient business planning services that enhance the viability of [...]

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Food Access the Main Course at Farm to Plate

Posted: November 3, 2014

Food Access the Main Course at Third Farm to Plate Gathering The following is a guest post from Emerson Hunger Fellow Nora Leccese. She has been working to identify opportunities for the charitable food system to collaborate with the local food system to make fresh food more accessible to low income Vermonters.  She is focusing [...]

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Harvest Dinner at Hardwick Elementary School

Posted: October 31, 2014

by CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar      Hardwick Elementary School’s 2014 fall harvest dinner October 14 was a huge success by all accounts, with no less than 237 people enjoying the fruits of the schools’ efforts as a true Sustainability Academy. It was truly a gourmet-quality meal with homemade (or should we [...]

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Job Opening; Seeking a Farm and Food Business Specialist

Posted: October 7, 2014

We are still looking for applicants for our new position at the CAE. Please send your resume and cover letter to us, digitally! Position:  Farm and Food Business Specialist Reports to:  Executive Director Summary of Position: The Farm and Food Business Specialist delivers high quality and efficient business planning services that enhance the viability of [...]

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Guest Post from a Hunger Fellow: The State of Hunger in Vermont

Posted: October 7, 2014

The following is a guest post from Emerson Hunger Fellow Nora Leccese. She will work over the next four months to identify opportunities for the charitable food system to collaborate with the local food system to make fresh food more accessible to low income Vermonters.  She is focusing specifically on how the Vermont Foodbank could use the Venture Center to minimally process (chop, freeze and [...]

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Shelburne Farms hosts Vt Traditional Foods and Health Symposium!

Posted: September 22, 2014

Have you ever noticed how significantly different you feel when your body gets the nutrients and energy it needs from food? Have you wondered about that mind-body connection, and about how our emotions are impacted by what we eat? Now is your chance to learn more! The Vermont Traditional Foods and Health Symposium is being [...]

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USDA grant provides for NEK Food System Plan Update

Posted: September 16, 2014

On Friday, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture, Krysta Harden, visited Vermont. She was hosted by Ted Brady, our State Director of USDA Rural Development, and when we met her, she was at Intervale Community Farm, learning more from Travis and Andy about the Intervale Center and the Burlington area’s passion for farming [...]

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CAE welcomes Nora Leccese: our Emerson Hunger Fellow!

Posted: September 11, 2014

We would like to welcome Nora Leccese, who hails from Boulder Colorado. Nora will be working with us for 5 months, as an Emerson Hunger Fellow, on project which helps us to match our infrastructure here in Hardwick to  the larger charitable food system across the state. Nora helped to start Boulder Food Rescue, a [...]

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