The Future Economy: Research by Kate Olson

Posted: February 23, 2015

Read through this most recent scholarly article on the impact of food and agricultural economics in Hardwick and the surrounding towns. Kate Olson, who studied with area businesses, and lived here in the Kingdom last summer, writes a terrific piece on how the economics of a regional can rely mostly on the sharing and collaboration [...]

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Final Guest Post from a Hunger Fellow

Posted: February 10, 2015

This week concludes my field site work with the CAE the Vermont Foodbank and on Friday I move to Washington DC to continue my fellowship work with a focus on national anti hunger and anti poverty policy. Although it is bittersweet to leave the bitter cold, I am very proud to present my Hunger Free [...]

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Grow Your Own program makes 2015 plans

Posted: January 27, 2015

by Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar The Center for an Agricultural Economy, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move run the Grow Your Own project together with initial support from VT Community Foundation. While our 2014 session was terrific; we have lots of development, engagement and new planning for 2015. [...]

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NEW BEGINNINGS – Changes at the CAE!

Posted: January 23, 2015

We hope you will join us in congratulating Annie Rowell, our Program Manager, who will be leaving us in late February for a new position. We are really thrilled about the opportunity that her new role will afford her – and the state of Vermont! The position that she’ll be moving to is a testament to all [...]

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Just Get your Fork in the Dirt….

Posted: January 22, 2015

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 specifically on how the Vermont Foodbank could use the Venture Center [...]

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Announcing the 2015 Workshop and Educational Calendar

Posted: January 15, 2015

The Center for an Agricultural Economy, together with Vermont Small Business Development Center, is hosting a series of workshops on issues related to small businesses. These classes, which will be held at CAE, focus on business planning subjects and particular topics relevant to our farmer and food producer members. Additionally, CAE will host ServSafe Food [...]

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Job Openings at the CAE: We’re looking for a few good teammates!

Posted: December 12, 2014

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is looking for TWO positions to join our dynamic team. OFFICE AND FINANCE MANAGER: The Office and Finance Manager will be responsible for budgeting, financial planning, accounting and grant reporting/record keeping in a fast paced non-profit working in critical infrastructure and business arenas in the local food industry. The [...]

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Welcome Daniel Keeney!

Posted: December 12, 2014

Our food clients and farming partners will have a new resource in Daniel Keeney, our incoming Farm and Food Business Specialist. Daniel is a Vermonter, and having both retail and on-farm experience himself, he’s been ‘in the trenches’ when it comes to managing a business which is also a part of your identity and your [...]

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Giving Thanks and thinking ahead…

Posted: November 26, 2014

The Center for an Agricultural Economy and the Vt Food Venture Center have been going through the fall with a number of programs and services up and running. First, our Pies for People event, partnering with Sterling College, Hardwick Food Pantry and a large number of local volunteers produced over 120 pies, going out for [...]

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Kitchen Crew Supervisor Position NOW OPEN

Posted: November 24, 2014

The Vt Food Venture Center has seen a lot of improvements – and increased usage – in the past few years! We are excited to open a new position for Kitchen  Crew Supervisor, available immediately. We are looking for someone who is ready to manage schedules, various client needs, inventory and food safety trainings. We [...]

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