Farm Product Delivery Service

The goal of CAE Farm Connex is to increase access to wholesale markets for Vermont's small farms and food-producing businesses. 

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) purchased this key piece of local food transportation infrastructure in 2020, in order to keep it operating. CAE Farm Connex is a farm product and food delivery service, originally started by Don Maynard in 2002

Paul Lisai of Sweet Rowen Farm in West Glover has been a client of Farm Connex for seven years. He expressed thanks for all Don Maynard has done and excitement for the future of local food systems in Vermont. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Paul Lisai of Sweet Rowen Farm.

Most food is shipped in Vermont by distribution companies that buy the food from producers and resell it to retail outlets. CAE Farm Connex is unique in that it operates only as a delivery service for small and medium farms and food businesses that might otherwise not have a way to get their products to market. CAE Farm Connex serves over 60 farmers - picking up products and delivering them to their markets.  In addition, CAE Farm Connex picks up and delivers products for Green Mountain Farm Direct, Deep Root Co-op and for CAE’s own farm product to institution program.

In many cases, products shipped by CAE Farm Connex represent all or most of a business’s wholesale sales. CAE Farm Connex operates 15 to 20 truck routes a week in 12 of 14 counties in Vermont, all but Rutland and Bennington.

If you are a  Farm, Retailer, or Specialty Food Business, Learn more about the service here
 

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