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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 double its 2013 kitchen hours by the end of this year.  This growth is due to new market opportunities for farms, increased efficiencies, and the continuation of important partnerships. [...]

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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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Atkins Field hosts Green Mountain Tech and Career Center….FORESTRY!

Posted: May 13, 2014

This week, GMTCC will be using our Atkins Field community space to host the state-wide forestry competition. On May 15th, high school students from across Vermont will compete in axe throwing, precision chainsaw-ing, tree climbing, and more! Mark Luneau, the forestry teacher at GMTCC, has organized this event, with the state coordinating board, and expects [...]

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Vermont Producers…Meeting Vermont Retailers!!

Posted: May 8, 2014

Heidi Krantz, our SBDC partnership staff person, is hosting a special matchmaking event for the food and farm businesses who have been working with the Center for an Agricultural Economy and the Vt Food Venture Center. This is the second year she has held this Specialty Food and Farm Producers Show and Tasting, and this [...]

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Food Systems….in Full Color!

Posted: May 1, 2014

If you’ve never had the chance to visit us at the Food Venture Center, we are in a long low green building – concrete floors, white walls, and an impressive fresh air and ventilation system. The building is designed for food production on a major scale – water, heat, and fuel systems are all large, [...]

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