We need your help!

Posted: December 2, 2016

This season we need a hand processing local Vermont produce for schools and other institutions! Are you looking for some parttime work? Check out this job description and give us a shout! Kitchen Crew Position 2016FINAL Summary of Position: This position is critical to our farm to institution (Just Cut) local farm veggie program, and [...]

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Collaborate with CAE on an Online Food Safety Resource !

Posted: November 18, 2016

RFP – Food Safety Web Resource The Center for an Agricultural Economy has been awarded a grant to develop an online informational resource that will direct Vermont food businesses in how to comply with state and federal regulation of food and food processors. This resource, which will be publicly available, will prompt users for details [...]

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OSSU at 2016 VT Farm to School Conference

Posted: November 14, 2016

Six OSSU representatives attended the VT Farm to School Conference on November 2nd and 3rd. The group included Hardwick Elementary School Food Service Manager Val Hussey who accepted Hunger Free VT’s Innovation and Advocacy Award, recognizing the Hardwick kitchen team for, “helping their school nutrition program expand student access to quality school meals as well [...]

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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 [...]

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Join us for an evening of Nuturing Communities: November 4

Posted: October 18, 2016

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is hosting an event November 4 put on by the Galaxy Bookshop. Join us for a fun evening to explore local foods and economies. Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash to donate to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and the Grow Your Own program, which is managed by [...]

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One more week for VFVC tenant applications!!

Posted: October 13, 2016

If you’ve not yet submitted an application for our VFVC Anchor Tenant spot, opening in 2017, we are extending our deadline by 1 more week!! The CAE is looking for an applicant who needs commercial space, and is dedicated to the mission and vision of a healthy local food economy! Imagine your OWN kitchen space, [...]

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We’re hiring a half-time Community Organizer!

Posted: October 7, 2016

CAE is seeking a passionate community organizer  to help create a new organization aimed at lasting systems change for the Northeast Kingdom This person will work with our team in the coming year to seek new leaders and organizations to join us. These efforts will lead to a founding event to start a new organization. [...]

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Come Learn About How Vermont Finances the Working Landscape

Posted: August 30, 2016

All are welcome! Join the experts in working lands financing for a Free conference on Saturday, October 22nd at Lake Region Union High School in Orleans, VT. If you are a farmer, logger, or food-based entrepreneur, don’t miss this valuable networking event in the Northeast Kingdom! The conference is designed to connect start-up and growing [...]

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VT Farm Fund – We’re looking for a Parttime Program Manager!

Posted: August 26, 2016

Could this be you? The VT FARM FUND is an innovative revolving loan fund, managed by the Center for an Ag Economy. We’re looking for a parttime loan fund manager – working with farm borrowers, keeping our social media up to date, newsletters and outreach, as well as administrative duties to assist our Advisory Board. [...]

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We are looking for a NEW Anchor Tenant in 2017

Posted: August 8, 2016

The CAE will have an opening for a new Anchor Tenant in the shared-use Vermont Food Venture Center in January 2017. This secure and isolated 2400 sq ft space, with many build-out options, is located in the Hardwick Industrial Park, within our 15,000 sq ft food business incubator. The Vt Food Venture Center was built [...]

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