Archive for the ‘Food Access’ Category

New Position: Farm to Institution Accounts Manager~

Posted: December 16, 2016

We have an exciting position open for the right candidate – hopefully someone who is interested in a career in local food, passionate about the mission of feeding everyone, and who has experience working with our VT institutions! Position:  Farm to Institution Accounts and Sales Manager (download description) F2I Accounts and Sales Manager12.14.2016final Reports to:  [...]

Summary Results of Fall 2016 OSSU Farm to School Family Survey

Posted: October 24, 2016

Thank you to all Family Farm to School Survey participants! The survey was made available to all OSSU families – we received responses from 72 families representing all six schools, which we estimate to be a 10% participation rate of total families across OSSU. We hope you take a moment to review these results and [...]

NEK Case Study1: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is a leader!

Posted: May 13, 2016

The Northeast Kingdom Food System Plan is under development!! Following on the success of the March Food System Plan Summit, we’ve been hard at work updating the plan, drafting and vetting strategies and action items, and researching a series of case studies that showcase local examples of goals. Below is a draft of one of [...]

Hope abounds in Hardwick hoop house

Posted: April 20, 2016

by Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar Spring is the season for hope, and here at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick hope abounds in our brand new community hoop house. We put it up last fall thanks to a donation in memory of Vernon Alper, a community gardener. It was built [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Food Access the Main Course at Farm to Plate

Posted: November 3, 2014

Food Access the Main Course at Third Farm to Plate Gathering 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 [...]

Harvest Dinner at Hardwick Elementary School

Posted: October 31, 2014

by CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar      Hardwick Elementary School’s 2014 fall harvest dinner October 14 was a huge success by all accounts, with no less than 237 people enjoying the fruits of the schools’ efforts as a true Sustainability Academy. It was truly a gourmet-quality meal with homemade (or should we [...]

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 [...]

PIES FOR PEOPLE: LOCAL FOOD AND COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS FEED A COMMUNITY

Posted: November 18, 2013

November 15, 2013—Craftsbury Common, VT— This week, volunteers will be turning food that was originally destined for compost into delicious pies. Pies for People, a grassroots event organized by Sterling College, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Center for an Agricultural Economy, and the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, will be taking surplus squash purée and donated local [...]