Nonprofit - The Intervale Center

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The Intervale Center
Last updated on February 17, 2015


Stewarding agricultural and conservation lands in Burlington to create dynamic opportunities to build and support local food enterprises and farms that supply high quality food to the community.

The Intervale Center seeks to nurture and sustain farms,
land, and people. We manage 350 acres of farmland, nursery, compost production, trails, and wildlife corridors along the Winooski River in Burlington, Vermont. And we share what we learn and do with others across our state and around the country.

The Intervale Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop farm- and land-based enterprises that generate economic and social opportunity while protecting natural resources.

Since 1988, we have pursued this mission by preserving and managing 350 acres of land, supporting viable farms, increasing access to local and organic food, improving soil fertility, protecting water quality through stream bank restoration, and educating young people about agriculture and healthy food. Through these efforts, we have established an exceptional agricultural and environmental resource within the city limits of Burlington.

Each of our enterprises and programs contributes to the development of a sustainable local food system. A sustainable local food system integrates farming, food processing, distribution, and consumption in ways that enhance the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of a particular place.

Contact people:

 Chelsea Frisbee, Administrative Assistant, (phone), (email)
Joyce Cellars, Community Relations Manager, (phone), (email)

Office fax number: (802) 658-8075


 180 Intervale Rd.
Burlington, VT 05401
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Web Site:


 From downtown Burlington, No. Winooski Avenue to Riverside Ave., past the Community Health Center. Stop light at intersection with No. Prospect to the south and Intervale Rd to the north. Take Intervale Road (signs to Intervale, Queen City. . . (more)
  Nearest Bus Stop: 9-Riverside-Winooski (community Health Ctr Stop, 10 min minute walk

Miscellaneous Information

1. What target populations does your agency serve?
We serve a number of direct stakeholders, farmers in the Intervale, farmers throughout the state, community members participating in CSA programs, citizens of Chittenden County who are able to bring materials to the Intervale for composting and buy finished compost, teens from Burlington public schools participating in the Healthy City program, and all students at the schools who eat farm fresh food at school lunch programs, 27 Africans from Somalia, Burundi and the Congo who received technical assistance on farming in a partnership with AALV in the New Farms for New Americans program, all community members who take advantage of the Intervale for recreational opportunities,
3. How many paid staff (FTE) do you have?
The organization's main phone number is
(802) 660-0440
4. Please indicate your organization type:
Independent 501 (c)3
How many clients do you serve annually?
We serve a variety of members of our community at different levels from the some 60 individuals who farm in the intervale, to 25 teens who have an intensive summer program, to hundreds of children who eat foods from the Intervale in schools.
Last updated on February 17, 2015

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