Archive for the ‘Classes/Workshops’ Category

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 [...]

Food Production Skills Class- Sign up now!

Posted: July 29, 2015

In association with Green Mountain Tech and Career Center, the CAE is hosting its first pilot workforce development training! Learn new skills and increase your employability!  4 DAYS: 9am-1pm on August 10, 11 and 17, 18 (Mondays and Tuesdays) Attend 16 hours of training at the Vt. Food Venture Center in Hardwick This Training will [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

ServeSafe in August and October

Posted: August 19, 2013

The Center for an Agricultural Economy sponsors and conducts a ServSafe Class in our conference room, located at 140 Junction Road in Hardwick, for up to 8 individual students and can host group classes for businesses who have several individuals who need the instruction, but are looking to control costs. ServSafe is a Food Service Sanitation Course [...]

Kingdom Farm & Food – Who is Who!

Posted: August 14, 2013

2013 Kingdom Farm & Food Days -August 17th, 18th Kingdom Farm & Food is a weekend long celebration of Vermont farms, local foods, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses. Workshops, food and tours will be available to all attendees AND throughout the weekend, participating restaurants and businesses will be offering KFF specials in celebration.  Click here for [...]

Workshop Series: Build Your Food Brand

Posted: August 7, 2013

For Immediate Release August 5, 2013 – Hardwick, VT The Center for an Agricultural Economy, in partnership with the Vermont Small Business Development Center, is hosting a series of four hour-long workshops for specialty food producers and farmers developing value-added products. Each session of  Build Your Food Brand will take place in the conference room at [...]

The Naked Table Project comes to Hardwick

Posted: June 11, 2013

The Naked Table Project, created by ShackletonThomas, a fine furniture maker in Vermont, builds tables with and for friends and families in communities across New England, made of iconic Sugar Maple which has been responsibly managed and locally harvested. “We build in our workshops, walk and learn in our forests, and celebrate over a localvore [...]

Food Safety 101 for Value-Added Producers & Farmers

Posted: June 6, 2013

Do you do value-added processing on your farm? Are you wondering what you should be doing in terms of food safety, or how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) might affect you? This two and a half hour workshop will be an introductory overview to basic information on the Food Safety Modernization Act and Vermont [...]

Value-Added Food Safety 101 for Produce Growers

Posted: May 29, 2013

Do you do value-added processing on your farm? Are you wondering what you should be doing in terms of food safety, or how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) might affect you? Join us for a two and a half hour introductory workshop and overview of basic information on the Food Safety Modernization Act and [...]