The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), is seeking tenants to lease space in the Hardwick Yellow Barn Business Accelerator & Corporate Campus (aka “Yellow Barn”), which is expected to be ready for occupancy in late spring of 2021. Approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor industrial processing space and about 6,000 square feet of second-story multi-purpose space are available.
Yellow Barn will strengthen Vermont’s farm- and food-based economy by allowing multiple establishments to grow and expand with other entrepreneurs, develop new products, and improve export to external markets. The project will consist of a new two-story 36,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose processing facility, and an innovative adaptive reuse of the historic yellow barn along the Route 15 gateway to downtown Hardwick.
The Yellow Barn Business Accelerator is a unique public-private endeavor between the Town of Hardwick and the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) to offer best-in-class production and administrative space to new and expanding businesses at highly competitive rates. The CAE operates the Vermont Food Venture Center, a business incubator for farm- and food-based businesses immediately adjacent to the site, making Yellow Barn an ideal next step for incubator graduates. The site is also adjacent to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, ensuring high visibility and market penetration to accelerator tenants.