Archive for the ‘What’s New’ Category

Vt Food Venture Center: Case Study goes global!

Posted: February 16, 2017

The Vt Food Venture Center, now entering its 6th year, has been working steadily to advance farm and food businesses. We offer a suite of services, but one project which has grown significantly is our FARM TO INSTITUTION Minimal Processing, begun as farmer co-packing and advanced into market and product development. We want to highlight [...]

Request for Proposals: Atkins Field

Posted: February 7, 2017

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is looking for a Project Manager with architectural experience for our Atkins Field Project. If you are interested, please take a look at our request for proposals. RFP Atkins Project Mgr

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 [...]

How will it work? Our regional food system plan…

Posted: March 24, 2016

Making a Regional Food System Plan Work Saturday’s Northeast Kingdom Food System Plan Summit is quickly approaching! We hope you’ve signed up to join us to strategize ideas for keeping the NEK’s food system diverse, thriving, and growing into the future. The NEK Food System Plan isn’t a document that just sits on a shelf; [...]

Do we still Manufacture Food in the NEK? What’s the Scoop?

Posted: March 2, 2016

Are We Making Food Here?  Have we created Jobs in Food Production? Taylar Foster shares the data behind our Food Manufacturing in the NEK…. A key piece of the food system is turning our raw products, like wheat, milk, or fresh produce, into “value-added products”, bread, cheese, or ketchup. Across Vermont, this type of value-added [...]

Consultant Needed: Program Manager for our 5 Year Update of the Regional Food System Plan!

Posted: December 15, 2015

Background: The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) and the Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) are seeking the services of a qualified Program Manager who can assist with the development and rollout of the updated Regional Food Systems Plan for the Northeast Kingdom. This plan, which is the only sub-state Food Systems Plan in Vermont, [...]

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. [...]

Welcome Daniel Keeney!

Posted: December 12, 2014

Our food clients and farming partners will have a new resource in Daniel Keeney, our incoming Farm and Food Business Specialist. Daniel is a Vermonter, and having both retail and on-farm experience himself, he’s been ‘in the trenches’ when it comes to managing a business which is also a part of your identity and your [...]