Job Opening; Seeking a Farm and Food Business Specialist

Posted: October 7, 2014

In partnership with our state-wide networks, the CAE will be expanding our farm and food business advising services in the coming year. We are very excited to be seeking a Farm and Food Business Specialist, and will be accepting applications and resumes digitally only. Please don’t hesitate to pass this along if needed! Position:  Farm [...]

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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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OPEN HOUSE: Join us this Friday!

Posted: September 2, 2014

Dear friends; What better way to welcome Fall than celebrating programs, projects and people? The Center for an Agricultural Economy is hosting an Open House this Friday, from 4pm-7:30pm, and we’d love to see you there! Join us to learn more about our projects and about the VT Food Venture Center’s services and features. Tours [...]

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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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