• Hardwick Hoopla

    Fri, Jun 28 2024, 5 - 9pm

    hoopla: an excited or agitated commotion, unnecessary fuss, a small ruckus

    Beginning with the Hardwick Farmers Market at Atkins Field, with festivities continuing on Main Street in Hardwick afterwards, and a post-Hoopla event at The Depot hosted by The Civic Standard and Hardwick Historical Society.

  • Grow Your Own Workshop | Cheesemaking: Cheese with Fresh Herbs

    Sat, Jun 29 2024, 1:30 - 3:30pm

    Silene DeCiucies will teach Cheesemaking on June 29. Silene is a dairy enthusiast and one of our farm business planners at the Center for an Agricultural Economy.

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Latest News

  • Announcing a New Partnership to Support Just Transitions in Food Systems in the Northeast Kingdom

    March 15, 2024

    We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a Seed Grant from the Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships on Agroecology and Just Transitions research in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (NEK). This grant will support a cooperative project between the UVM Institute for Agroecology, Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), Northeast Kingdom Organizing (NEKO) and Rural Vermont, with the goal of seeding an ongoing program of collaborative research, action and learning.

  • Public Notice of Grant Activities for CAE Yellow Barn Project Fit-Up - Open Comment Period

    February 12, 2024

    Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a Floodplain – Hardwick, Vermont.
    The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has independently reviewed the following
    Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) ,
    completed on January 30, 2020 : Hardwick Yellow Barn and Business Accelerator Environmental
    Assessment (hereinafter “the 2020 EA”). NBRC has determined that the proposed action analyzed under
    the 2020 EA adequately covers the Proposed Action under consideration by NBRC, and the information
    and analysis presented in the 2020 EA are still accurate and sufficient. NBRC has chosen to adopt the
    2020 EA prepared by EDA for the Proposed Action. The adoption of another agency’s final EA is
    permissible under 40 CFR 1506.3 for the purpose of eliminating duplication.
    Application #: NBRC23GVT02
    Applicant: The Center for an Agricultural Economy
    Project Title: Hardwick Yellow Barn Business Accelerator
    Location: 281 VT RT 15 W, Hardwick, Vermont

  • Just Cut Program Helps Vermont Institutions Serve More Local Produce

    March 15, 2023

    "It was peak lunch in the University of Vermont's Central Campus Dining hall on a recent Friday around noon. Students lined up for grilled cheese sandwiches, while a few chose Vermont Bean Crafters bean burgers to go with their fries. Nearby, a rustic-style wooden cart held crates of apples. A sign with the logo "Vermont First" indicated their source: Champlain Orchards in Shoreham."