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Intervale Center
(802) 660-0440
180 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401

The Intervale Center is a place-based nonprofit that also operates innovative social enterprises to strengthen the community food system. We believe that good food can change the world! Since 1988, we’ve been dedicated to improving farm viability, promoting sustainable land use and engaging our community in the food system.


Name Title Phone
Travis Marcotte
Executive Director (802) 660-0440 x107
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Travis brings a breadth of experience and a joy to his work strengthening integrated food systems and running a diverse organization like the Intervale Center. He also enjoys more simple pleasures like cooking and home gardening with his family. Prior to joining the Intervale Center in 2006, Travis worked in agriculture and community economic development in Vermont, Central America and the Caribbean. Travis graduated from the University of Vermont Community Development and Applied Economics program and received his Master’s degree in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis. He grew up on his grandparents’ dairy farm in Charlotte, Vermont and now lives in a farmhouse in Fletcher where he raises chickens, vegetables and pigs with his partner Sue and their sons.
Sam Smith
Farm Business Specialist (802) 660-0440 x110
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Sam brings a passion for farming and food systems to his work at the Intervale. He grew up in Southern Vermont, went to UVM, and recently received a MBA in Sustainability from Antioch New England. He has worked as both a livestock and vegetable farmer, and been involved in the Vermont agricultural community for over 15 years.
Carolyn Zeller
8026600440 ext 101
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The Intervale Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Burlington, Vermont. Our mission is to strengthen community food systems. Since 1988, we’ve been dedicated to improving farm viability, promoting sustainable land use and engaging our community in the food system. We’re helping to build a community food system that honors producers, values good food and enhances quality of life for Burlington and beyond!
Stacy Burnstein
Land Access Specialist (802) 225-1180
Annalise Carington
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In partnership with the Intervale Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I work with private landowners in Vermont to plan, implement, and steward habitat restoration projects. Specific to the Intervale Center, I act as a consultant to farmers working on water quality and land management projects on their farms.
Mandy Fischer
Hannah Baxter
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Gleaning and Food Rescue Manager Intervale Center
Nikki Lennart
Farm Business Specialist 802-660-0440 ext 116


  • Marketing
    • Local food directories
    • Marketing consultants
  • Farm Inputs
    • Land access / conservation
    • Nursery / greenhouse
  • Food Distribution or Storage
    • Aggregation facility / food hub
    • Distributor
  • Retail Food Outlets
    • CSA
  • Food Access and Nutrition
    • Gleaning programs
  • Education
    • General food system education
  • Workforce Development
    • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
    • Incubator programs
  • Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Feasibility and planning
    • Production / Processing technical assistance


Farm to Institution Lessons Learned

Intervale Food Hub Sells to Sodexo at the University of Vermont

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