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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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Hannah Baxter is the Gleaning and Food Rescue Manager at the Intervale Center. Based out of Burlington, her work centers around providing dignified access to fresh produce for income eligible community members. Hannah works with partnered farms to glean surplus food and distribute them through the Fair Share CSA, a program serving 200 individuals and 15 social service organizations with weekly shares of fresh produce during the growing season. Most recently, Hannah has acted as a co-manager to the Everyone Eats Hub of Chittenden County. Prior to this position, Hannah created and ran the Healthy Roots Collaborative Gleaning Program serving Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. She has 8 seasons of experience working on organic vegetable farms in Vermont and grew up along the Connecticut River in the Upper Valley.
Nikki Lennart
Farm Business Specialist 802-660-0440 ext 116
Sara Armstrong Donegan
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Sara is a Farm Business Specialist at the Intervale Center and is very passionate about her work with farmers across the state. She has a BS in Environmental Studies from UVM and hands-on experience with a variety of farm enterprises including vegetables, dairy goats, chickens, and grass-fed beef. She and her husband James own and operate Trillium Hill Farm in Hinesburg. Her experience on the farm and in non-profits and libraries has led her to gain skill in communications, marketing, and finances. In her spare time, Sara can be found dancing and cooking in her kitchen with her daughter, recreating and visiting family in the Northeast Kingdom, and reading novels in bed.


  • 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


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