Kingdom Farm and Food Days 2015

Posted: July 14, 2015

Join us for a full schedule of farm tours, workshops and local food during Kingdom Farm and Food Days August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. You can see everything from draft horses to alpacas, take a hay ride and learn about growing apples and making high quality ice ciders. Northeast Kingdom farmers and food businesses [...]

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Sterling College Partnership: COLLEGE to Farm!

Posted: June 10, 2015

What does that mean? Shouldn’t it be Farm to College? Our local partner, Sterling College, doesn’t have it backwards. Instead, they are announcing a new program and partnership with the Center for an Agricultural Economy in which students who graduate are given scholarships to start a food or farm based business! In particular, this program [...]

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Status Rpt: Jobs, Farms and our economy…

Posted: May 12, 2015

The Barton Chronicle recently wrote an article outlining some of the economic impact of local food system work. Paul Lisai, and Sweet Rowen Farm, are highlighted. Paul’s farm is in the Northeast Kingdom, and he’s one of the Working Lands Enterprise Grantees. This kind of investment and commitment helps to bolster the local farm and [...]

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Spring and summer events at the Center for an Agricultural Economy

Posted: May 6, 2015

by Bethany M. Dunbar, Community Projects Coordinator The weather has finally lifted, and we are enjoying some warmth and sun. Here at the Center for an Agricultural Economy that means lots of activity. We have some great events all planned for the summer, with more in the works. Here’s what we have for sure right [...]

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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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