Farm & Food Businesses Advising
Farm Business Advising
At CAE we work with farms in all stages of development, from beginning to transitioning. We provide specialized support and business planning assistance to help farmers find new wholesale markets, improve cash flow, refine production systems, and achieve personal and professional goals necessary to sustain their farm business. We believe that viable working farms are critical to our future - and we can help you get there.
To learn more, contact our Farm Business Advisors.
Food Business Advising
Food entrepreneurs can find the services they need at the Vermont Food Venture Center, a state-of-the-art shared use processing facility and business incubator. A personal consultation and orientation with our experienced food business advisors starts the process. Depending on the scale and trajectory of your business, you might benefit from one or more of the advising services we offer:
- Production Scale Up (Batch Scaling, Production Efficiency, Equipment Training)
- Sourcing, Packaging, and Distribution
- Food Safety Regulations
- Food Safety Training (ServSafe)
- Client Resource Guide (Distributors, Label Reps, Specialty Food Store Contacts)
Learn more about the diversity of the clients we've worked with: Meet the Makers!
November, 2022: Thank you for your interest in the Vermont Food Venture Center!
We are currently not open to new production clients. We welcome inquiries by food businesses interested in business planning and questions around commercial production, food safety and marketing; we look forward to getting you the resources you need. If you have specific questions please email our Farm and Food Business Specialist, Daniel Keeney at Daniel@hardwickagriculture.org. We will re-open the Venture Center to new clients in early 2023.
Farm and Food Business Specialist