Our Grand Opening Celebration!!

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Posted: January 5, 2012

Come join us and help us celebrate!

12:00 PM Doors Open

Refreshments, samples and information available

1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction

Invited Speakers

  • Chuck Ross, Secretary of Agriculture, Vermont Department of Agriculture
  • Bill Davies, May & Davies, Board President of Northern Enterprises
  • Marcus Brown, Select Board Chair, Town of Hardwick
  • Tom Stearns, High Mowing Seeds, Board President of Center for an Agricultural Economy
  • Matthew Suchodolski, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration
  • Molly Lambert, State Director, USDA Rural Development – Vermont/New Hampshire
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Lawrence Miller, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Jenny Nelson, Ag. Policy Advisor and Rural Development Specialist, Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Patricia Coates, Office of Peter Welch

 

Key Note Address and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Senator Patrick Leahy

 

2:00 PM Guided Tour of the Vermont Food Venture Center with Tom Stearns, Board President of the Center for an Agricultural Economy

3:00 PM Guided Tour with Connor Gorham, Professional Production Assistant, Vermont Food Venture Center

4:00 PM Guided Tour with Elena Gustavson, Program Director, Center for an Agricultural Economy

Refreshments Have Been Graciously Provided by These Local Businesses:

Bonnieview Farm

bonnieviewfarm.org

Caledonia Spirits

caledoniaspirits.com

Cate Hill Farm

fruity@vtlink.net

Cellars of Jasper Hill

cellarsofjasperhill.com

David Lasch

laschd@comcast.com

Deano’s Jalapenos

deanosjalapenos.com

Farm-to-Institution Program

vermontfoodventurecenter.org

The Mapled Nut Company

MapleNut.com

Michelle’s Spicy Kimchi

facebook.com/MichellesSpicyKimchi

Mocean Mate

Moceanmate.com

Per’s Smoked Fish

per-nwd@vtlink.net

Sumptuous Syrups

sumptuoussyrups.com

Yeeyee’s Vermont Specialty Products

yeeyees.com

Vermont Bean Crafters

vtbeancrafters.com

Vermont Kale Chips

janiceblair@gmail.com

Vermont Refrigerated Storage

-sunriseorchards.com

Vermont Soy

vermontsoy.com

Vermont Switchel Company

vtswitchel@gmail.com

Yummy Yammy

yummyyammy.com

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