Greenfield Recorder article: Valley Malt & PVGrows

Small business start-ups need small investors Local group aims to bring two together; Wednesday conference to set up fund April 7, 2012 By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff Andrea Stanley, a former social worker, and her mechanical engineer husband, Christian, looked around at the renewed interest in growing local grains and using it to make local...
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The PVGrows Spring Forum 2012

Entitled “Working Together to Make Local Food Work” the PVGrows Spring Forum featured a unique format in which 120 attendees formed teams around seven pre-selected farm & food enterprises. Participants joined any one of the following teams: 1) CCMS/Mason Square Farmers’ Market 2) Food Processing for Farm to School 3) Gardening The Community 4) Holyoke...
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Announcing the Lightning Talks Lineup for “Fast Talk About Food” – March 29

A showcase of innovative food system projects around the Pioneer Valley’s institutions of Higher Education. Pre-Register Now Fast-paced and fun! $5-$10 donation (sliding scale) Date: March 29, 2012 Time: 5:30-8:00 pm Location: Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School (80 Locust St., Northampton) Schedule: 5:30-6:00 Simple meal served 6:00-7:00 5-minute presentations 7:00-8:00 Dynamic networking experience Featured...
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Apply Now to be a Presenter at the PVGrows Spring Forum

Do you have a business, project, or venture that involves local food?  Could your enterprise benefit from the insights and experience of a network of passionate and experienced Pioneer Valley residents?  PVGrows invites you to submit your enterprise as a case study for the PVGrows Spring Forum: Working Together to Make Local Food Work.  April...
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“Fast Talk About Food” – November 11, 2011

Picture this scenario – the lively din of eighty people’s discussion; the aroma of the local meal they are sharing, prepared in the adjacent kitchen. The group proceeds to the audience-style seating where the momentum of the evening is enriched with fresh ideas, questions to ponder, and projects to envision. This is what will occur...
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Growing the Network – The PVGrows Forum

  PV Grows hosts a half day Forum twice each year.  These events are open to the interested public and bring together a diverse group of individuals, businesses and organizations working toward a healthy, local food system. “Food systems” start in the farmers’ fields and end on our plates, and they encompass all the stops...
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Coming in 2014: A Pioneer Valley Community Agriculture Fund

“I want to invest in my local food system but I don’t know how.  Can you help?” Since PVGrows came together in 2008, the Finance Working Group has focused on this question.   With this question in mind, we started our efforts to help bring added, flexible capital to the local food system by launching the PVGrows...
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