Welcome to our Farm Market Expansion and Outreach Coordinator~

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Posted: April 18, 2014

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is excited to welcome Alissa Matthews, who will be working on our farm programs this year. She will be working directly with Annie Rowell, assisting in market expansion, farm product development, and outreach for CAE’s work with farmers. This year we are working hard to find new markets for fresh cut and frozen Vermont products, and to work with farmers who want their products going into hospitals, schools, cafeterias, and stores. Alissa will be directly involved in this work throughout 2014! Alissa starts next week and will be working from Hardwick a few days each week.

Alissa Matthews grew up working on her family’s produce farm in southwestern Pennsylvania and moved to Vermont with her family when she was in high school. After completing a degree focused on geography and community development at the University of Vermont, Alissa relocated to Philadelphia where she continued to develop her interest in agriculture and community development by assisting the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission with its Greater Philadelphia Food System study and obtaining an M.A. from Temple University. Alissa is thrilled to return to Vermont after several years of experience with community outreach, marketing, strategic planning and facilitating networking opportunities for farmers and food businesses as a Buy Fresh Buy Local Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. She is eager to bring all of her skills and her passion for agriculture to help promote and grow Vermont’s regional food system.

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