The Center for an Agricultural Economy is excited to be one of the recipients of the State of Vermont's Working Land Enterprise Board Market Level Infrastructure Investment grants. CAE will use the funds to support our Farm Connex distribution service, the launch of the Vermont Way Foods collaboration, and the development of the Yellow Barn Warehouse to expand storage capacity for CAE programs.
We are so excited to share the news of this funding that will support CAE’s food hub activities.
At the Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick, VT we will use the $71,823 award to support the outfit of our 3,000 square foot space at the Hardwick Yellow Barn Business Accelerator project, doubling our local product storage capacity. This will support expanded cold and frozen warehouse capacity for our Farm Connex and Just Cut programs. It will serve farms and food business, institutional markets, and better position Farm Connex to distribute local food throughout Vermont and beyond to Boston, New York City, and other regional markets in partnership with Vermont Way Foods.
A creative collaboration turns CAE's mission into wearable art.
Day to day, our program staff is out in the world doing the work - delivering food, chopping vegetables, working with farmers on efficiencies, helping food start-ups scale up, taking students to meet a cow for the first time - all while collecting stories of those experiences. Meaningful and inspirational, these stories describe not only the work that CAE does, but the importance of that work. The challenge is then how to best share those stories with the community. There are many different ways to tell a story, through the written word video, statistics, infographics and more.