140 Junction Road (PO Box 422)
Hardwick, VT 05843
Bethany M. Dunbar is the Community Projects Coordinator for the Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick, Vt. Her background is in journalism and dairy farming, and she has written a book called Kingdom's Bounty about farmers and food in the Northeast Kingdom. it is a collection of her photos and essays and short listings that works as a guidebook to the Kingdom. She lives in West Glover.
M.S. and Graduate of UVM's Department of Community Development & Applied Economics Proud Farm Worker 2003, 2009, 2010 Production Assistant & Junior Partner, Dunc's Mill Artisanal Rums 2010-2017 Farm & Food Business Specialist, Center for an Agricultural Economy, 2014-Present
Lylee is a member of the Center for an Agricultural Economy's Business Services team. She works with local farmers and food producers to provide resources around marketing, distribution, and branding & design. While she prides herself on being a generalist of many subjects, Lylee has focused the past decade on community and local food systems. Her background includes degrees in Visual Arts and Urban Planning; and work as varied as graphic designer, small business owner, art educator, researcher, retreat center chef, gardener, and baker.
Farm to Institution Program Manager
Food Processing or Manufacturing
- Shared-use commercial kitchen
- Support organization: Food Processing or Manufacturing
Food Distribution or Storage
- Aggregation facility / food hub
Food Access and Nutrition
- Support organization: Food Access and Nutrition
- General food system education
Business Planning and Technical Assistance
- Packaging and safety
- Production / Processing technical assistance
- Other: Business Planning and Technical Assistance
- Loans / debt
- Other: Financing Organizations
Farm Advising, Supply Chain Support, Small Business Planning, JustCut Vegetables, Specialty Food production
When it comes to taking our local food system forward in the state of Vermont, the potato—and other staple vegetables often seen as routine and dull—may be the next big thing.