PVGrows is Hiring!

The PVGrows Network Coordinator is responsible for strengthening the PVGrows network, including managing membership outreach and networking, collaboration with the PVGrows Investment Fund, fundraising, and planning the annual Forum or other networking and educational events. The Network Coordinator works closely with an active Steering Committee. This is a part-time consulting position, approximately 12 hours/week. The Network […]

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PVGrows Investment Fund featured in Edible Pioneer Valley

The PVGrows Investment Fund is featured in the Spring issue of Edible Pioneer Valley.  The article highlights three great Pioneer Valley businesses that we have helped: Artisan Beverage Cooperative, Carr’s Ciderhouse and Sutter Meats!  Click here to read the article.  Learn more about the upcoming investment opportunities for community members to help grow the local food system. […]

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MA Food Plan Listening Session

MA Food Plan Listening Session Wednesday, April 15th from 2-4pm, Mill 1 in Open Square, 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA  Massachusetts has a rich and diverse food system – from varied agriculture, to innovative food processing facilities, to initiatives that improve the health and affordability of food in our communities. The Massachusetts Food Policy Council […]

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2015 Spring Forum – LAND: the foundation of a healthy food system

LAND: the foundation of a healthy food system  Wednesday, April 15th from 9:00-1:30pm, Mill 1 in Open Square, 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA  Sliding Scale Registration: $0-50. Space is limited to 130. Register NOW! Catered by Beets & Barley and Holyoke Hummus Company. There will be a MA Food Plan Listening Session following the Forum. View Program […]

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Food Justice: past, present and futre

The PVGrows Racial Equity in the Food System presents Food Justice: past, present and future Wednesday, March 11th  4:00 – 6:00 PM at  the Holyoke Senior Center 291 Pine Street, Holyoke, MA 1st Floor Conference Room RSVP here: http://conta.cc/1Di4B6j Light refreshments will be served. Who can buy healthy fresh vegetables in our region and who can’t? Why and […]

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PVGrows Staff Transition & Updates

In mid-January, PVGrows‘ long-time Coordinator, Sam Stegeman, stepped down to take a position as Executive Director of the Vermont Wilderness School. While, we will miss Sam’s infectious enthusiasm for the work of PVGrows, as well as his careful attention and cooperative spirit, we are delighted that he has found a new position that’s a great fit. We […]

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Pioneer Valley Farm and Food Businesses benefiting from New Funds available at PVGrows Loan Fund

The PVGrows Loan Fund has announced $60,000 in funds available to directly cover the costs of key business development services for local farm and food businesses. This investment in capacity building complements the financing options already available at the PVGrows Loan Fund, in part by helping to create prepared borrowers who can leverage financing to […]

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Slow Money Pioneer Valley Call for Entrepreneurs

Slow Money Pioneer Valley: Farm and Food Businesses invited to Submit Proposals to Participate in Upcoming Entrepreneur Showcases Slow Money Pioneer Valley is part of the national Slow Money movement, and is coordinated with other initiatives in support of the local food system and investing, like PV Grows and Invest Here Now.  It also works closely […]

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