BDCC welcomed Food Connects as a new Business Park tenant last year. Food Connects moved to the former Book Press on North Putney road as part of a multi-part expansion strategy to increase market opportunities for local food producers of refrigerated, frozen, and shelf-stable foods.
This summer Food Connects will begin construction on a 1,200 square-foot cooler and freezer space, thanks to $150,000 in grant funding from High Meadows Fund, Sandy River Charitable Foundation, and the You Have Our Trust Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Total project costs will be $200,000 and Food Connects is seeking community support to complete this important expansion step. To support the Food Connects Cooler Campaign visit https://www.foodconnects.org/were-expanding
Food Connects serves wholesale customers (schools, hospitals, independent groceries, and business food programs). Adding the freezer and expanding their fleet is helping add producers and consumers in the Upper Valley, Western Vermont, and Western Massachusetts.
For more information see VTDigger’s July 2019 article “Food Connects to increase storage space”