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  • 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."

  • USDA Announces Funding to Support Local Food Access

    September 26, 2022

    Through the “Build Back Better” initiative authorized by the American Rescue Plan, the state of Vermont has announced the first five projects that will be receiving funding, including $50,000 to CAE's Produce to Pantries program.