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Online Map for Kingdom Farm and Food Days!

Posted: August 21, 2014

Check out our online map for Kingdom Farm and Food Days – help you get around while you’re here!

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Kingdom Farm and Food Days Cometh…and Expand-eth!

Posted: August 11, 2014

Come explore our region’s rich food and farm scene! A weekend long celebration of Vermont farms, local foods, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses makes up the 6th annual Kingdom Farm & Food Days on AUGUST 22, 23 AND 24th. Workshops, food and tours will be available to all attendees, all events are free and open to [...]

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Announcing: Vermont Equipment Access Program

Posted: August 7, 2014

NEW PROGRAM LAUNCH: Partnership across Vermont’s two food business incubators helps small food entrepreneurs to grow! August, 2014: The Mad River Food Hub, the CAE Vermont Food Venture Center and the Vermont Community Loan Fund are pleased to announce a new equipment leasing program for food businesses and entrepreneurs. The Vermont Value-Added Producer Equipment Access [...]

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Vermont Food Venture Center Exceeds Projections for Facility Use

Posted: July 30, 2014

A busy summer in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The Vermont Food Venture Center (VFVC), a program of the Center for an Agricultural Economy, is on track to exceed its 2013 kitchen hours by 50% at the end of this year.  This growth is due to new market opportunities for farms, increased efficiencies, and the continuation of [...]

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Center for an Agricultural Economy Hosts an EMERSON HUNGER FELLOW this fall!

Posted: July 23, 2014

Beginning in September, the Center will be proud to host NORA LECCESE, who is one of 15 individuals chosen nation-wide to participate in the Congressional Hunger Center’s  Fellowship Program. The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders; sending people into environments all over the country and [...]

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COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKSHOPS – join us!

Posted: July 10, 2014

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THE GARDENS THIS SUMMER! JULY 18th 4pm-5.30pm:  Please join us over at the Community Gardens for a workshop on Companion and Succesion Planting! Then visit the Hardwick Farmer’s Market! August 8th, 4-5.30pm: This workshop will include Picking, Tasting and Preserving, with activities for Kids! July 26, August 23 and Sept 20: Derrick [...]

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Greenwich Academy visits in the Spring

Posted: June 25, 2014

Just a week or so ago, we had a wonderful Learning Visit from 12 students and 2 chaperones from the Greenwich Academy in Connecticut. These students, prepped and ready to get their hands dirty, were able to visit farms, explore greenhouses, learn about cheese and wool, and create their own meal from locally grown foods. [...]

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Working Lands Enterprise Grants announced!!

Posted: June 20, 2014

We are thrilled to post more about the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, and the award winners for 2014! VermontBiz.com writes “The Working Lands Enterprise Board announces this year’s grant recipients – 37 projects for $1.1 million in grants reaching every county in Vermont (8 forestry projects, 28 agriculture projects, 1 ag and forestry project) and [...]

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Atkins Field Public Forum — Please join us!

Posted: June 2, 2014

As you know, we’ve been working to invite public comment about our Atkins Field property (more info here) in the last few months.You may have seen us at the Farmer’s Market, or tabling at Spring Fest last weekend. Perhaps you’ve filled out a survey, and envisioned children’s gardens, tennis courts, or a granite museum being [...]

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SPRING FESTIVAL – 2014!

Posted: May 20, 2014

Don’t forget to join the crowds this weekend at Hardwick’s Annual Spring Festival! May 24th – ALL DAY!  Kiwanis Spring Festival is a daylong celebration of spring in Hardwick. This is the 64th year of the event coordinated by Hardwick Kiwanis. The Center for an Agricultural Economy, Hardwick Area Chamber of Commerce and several other [...]

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