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.

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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:

  • Branding/Marketing
  • 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!

We are open to new production clients. The first step to working with us is to fill out our Client Inquiry Form. Once you do, our staff will contact you to plan a meeting. For more information on the process and to fill out the form, click the link below. 

Inquiry Form for Vermont Food Venture Center Consultations

Workshops  Forms & Resources

Staff Contact