Monday, October 25, 2010

Invitation to Tour the NEW Vermont Food Venture Center!


Invitation to Tour the NEW Vermont Food Venture Center!

Hardwick, VT-- October 25, 2010--Before the Vermont Food Venture Center ( seals up for winter construction, they are inviting the public to tour the facility on Saturday, November 6, 2010 beginning at 10:00am in the Hardwick Industrial Park.

Although still under construction, the one hour tour will be an opportunity to view the facility as well as meet the project managers and key members of the construction team. "We want this facility to be a resource for the community, so we want to share the project with them early on,” says Louise Calderwood, interim VFVC Project Manager. "We want people to see the space and to inquire about future programs and opportunities so that they can begin utilizing the VFVC as soon as it opens this spring.”

Many of the people who usually work behind-the-scenes will be "up front" to accept questions about the food processing and storage opportunities at the VFVC as well as comments, and feedback. One these individuals, VFVC architect Harry Hunt has confirmed that "every aspect of the design of the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick is geared towards support of this community’s vision for a locally based sustainable food system.” He says that “the architecture is tailored to meet the needs of the food producers who will work [t]here and is not really intended to make a visual impression. It is built with intelligent design-- plain, simple, and useful." Anyone who comes along for the tour will certainly get the picture!

This is an excellent occasion for individuals and/or businesses that are interested in or curious about becoming clients of the VFVC to check it out! The Hardwick Industrial Park is located on Junction Road off of Route 15, next to Vermont Soy.


Louise Calderwood, Interim Project Manager

Vermont Food Venture Center

Tel: 802-586-2239, e-mail:


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