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ACORN http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/344/all en Conference connects business startups with funding http://addisonindependent.com/201411conference-connects-business-startups-funding <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26872" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201411conference-connects-business-startups-funding"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/LandConference5022.thumbnail.jpg" alt="LandConference5022.jpg" title="LandConference5022.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FRANCIE CACCAVO, LEFT, of Olivia’s Croutons, Ken Perine of the National Bank of Middlebury, Charlene Lewey of Lodestar Sales and Revenue Mangement and David Bradbury of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies sit on a panel at last weeks Financing the Working Landscape conference held in Middlebury. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Harry Zieve-Cohen has a problem. The nonprofit he works with, Middlebury Foods, aims to serve food insecure Vermonters, but its growth is stifled by how difficult it is to connect with potential customers in this rural state.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26873">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411conference-connects-business-startups-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACEDC ACORN Featured Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:51:38 +0000 Zach Despart 26873 at http://addisonindependent.com Tour de Farms hits the roads on Sept. 21 http://addisonindependent.com/201409tour-de-farms-hits-roads-sept-21 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25501" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201409tour-de-farms-hits-roads-sept-21"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Tour de Farms replacement.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Tour de Farms replacement.jpg" title="Tour de Farms replacement.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BICYCLISTS STOP TO sample local fare at a past Tour de Farms. The annual event, which combines a leisurely bike ride around Shoreham with frequent stops for local treats at participating farms, is set this year for Sunday, Sept. 21. The deadline for early registration is this Monday at 5 p.m. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> SHOREHAM &mdash; Delicious foods, delightful bicycling and spectacular scenery are in store for all who participate in the seventh annual Tour de Farms. Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21, in Shoreham, the Tour de Farms offers a choice of two routes: a family-friendly 10-mile loop and a more challenging 30-mile loop. At frequent designated stops, family farmers will treat bicyclists to tasty samples of local foods such as apple cider and apples, maple walnuts and maple syrup, cheese, meatballs, potatoes, chicken and pork, baked goods and pies.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25502">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409tour-de-farms-hits-roads-sept-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham ACORN biking local foods orwell Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:34:48 +0000 Trent Campbell 25502 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury signs on for more solar power http://addisonindependent.com/201407middlebury-signs-more-solar-power <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The town of Middlebury has agreed to become a consumer of a new, 150-kilowatt solar project that is being planned by the Addison County Relocalization Network (Acorn) Renewable Energy Co-op.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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ACORN AmeriCorps staffer Hannah Mueller, who is coordinating the awards, hopes to see projects boosting everything from agriculture and farming to nutrition and food awareness efforts within schools.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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The event provides an opportunity for local food producers to meet with buyers. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy"> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; On Monday afternoon, the booths in a back room in Proctor Dining Hall at Middlebury College were filled with couples pairing off, chatting, and switching tables.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> It looked like speed dating, but the couples included Shaw&rsquo;s Supermarket managers with local pesto makers, and small food producers with area school foodservice coordinators. The nearly 30 people gathered in the small room were participating in the Addison County Relocalization Network&rsquo;s second Matchmaker event.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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He is the author of &quot;The Town That Food Saved,&quot; which chronicles the local foods movenent in the Hardwick area. Independent photo/Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; The crowd that packed the space at the Lincoln Peak Vineyard building in New Haven last Thursday night, sipping on wine and nibbling local appetizers, could have been attending a party.</p> <p> But the event that drew nearly 100 people, including a number of prominent figures in county farming and agriculture, was the annual meeting of the Addison County Relocalization Network, known locally as ACORN.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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