Nonprofit - The Intervale Center

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The Intervale Center
Last updated on April 29, 2016


Our mission is to strengthen community food systems.

The Intervale Center is a dynamic nonprofit that implements innovative, replicable and place-based solutions to address some of global agriculture’s most pressing problems.

We believe that good food can change the world!

At the Intervale Center, we are transforming the food system from one that is degrading, anonymous and industrial, to one that is restorative, familiar and human-scale. We are working to foster a local food economy that is good for people and the planet.

Our Place
The Intervale Center manages 350 acres of land for sustainable agriculture, conservation and recreation in the heart of Burlington, Vermont. People have been living and farming in the Intervale for around 4,000 years. Our offices are located at the historic Calkins Farmstead, the site of Burlington’s last working dairy farm. Our land is open, year-round, to the public for walking, biking and cross-country skiing.

Our Goals

  1. Sustaining farms: Increasing the viability of farming in Vermont by growing new farmers, helping existing farms grow their businesses, and by developing markets for producers.

  2. Sustaining land: Promoting the sustainable use of agricultural lands by taking care of the one-of-a-kind Intervale, and by growing and planting over 30,000 native trees each year along Vermont’s rivers and streams to protect water quality.

  3. Sustaining people: Engaging our community in the food system. Our programs ensure that anyone who wants local food can access it, from low-income individuals to busy working families. Our events nurture a community food culture that values taste, tradition, health, conviviality and responsibility.

  4. Contact person: Chelsea Frisbee, Administrative Assistant, (phone), (email)

    Main office number: 802-660-0440
    Office fax number: (802) 658-8075


     180 Intervale Rd.
    Burlington, VT 05401
    (See a map)

    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, including farmers in the Intervale, farmers throughout the state, community members participating in the Intervale Food Hub, organizations and land owners who buy trees or planting services from the Intervale Conservation Nursery, and 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?
    Last updated on April 29, 2016

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