Our Work

Learn about the clients we have had the honor of working with, the projects we have partnered on, and the reports and tools we have published to help accelerate the development of local food systems.

Clients & Projects

Our clients are community groups, state and municipal planners, investors and entrepreneurs. Their common thread is a shared goal of creating a more connected and equitable food system within their communities. They seek greater access to markets and technical assistance for their local farmers and producers. And they envision more nutritious and sustainably sourced food in their local institutions, restaurants and markets.

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Case Studies

Our clients astonish us with their vision and determination to have a positive impact in their communities through creative food system interventions. We are just beginning to chronicle the hundreds of projects we’ve completed for a wide range of clients, knowing that the issues they face and the innovative solutions they have conceived will inspire and resonate with change-makers everywhere.

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New Venture Advisors has authored a number of reports and resources that are available to the public to support advocates of local food system development across the country. These publications represent the spectrum of our services from opportunity identification frameworks to feasibility study examples and guidelines for developing business plans and fundraising. They comprise a variety of food enterprise categories in alignment with our expertise.

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New Venture Advisors Toolsite

Are you thinking about starting a local food business or conducting a food system assessment and not sure how to evaluate the market? Are you considering a new food venture and want to better understand its profitability potential, or how well suited an existing facility might be to your vision? Our Toolsite is the place to get started! Answers to these questions and more are a few clicks away with our MarketSizer® and HubSizer® widgets.

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The breadth of knowledge and passion for the work among the staff of New Venture Advisors is undeniable. They have helped us take our concept to a new level. KitchenShare is a game-changer for our region, and I’m grateful that NVA is on the team.

Michelle Gomez

Program Director, Frenchtown Heritage Hub

 Whatcom County Food System Plan

In 2021, the Whatcom County Food System Committee conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors partnered with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan focuses on five key goals for building a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system, and was informed by an inclusive community engagement process. The Food System Plan will provide the county with a policy roadmap that will strengthen the local food system for years to come. (2023)

 Whatcom Local Food Campus

The Whatcom Community Foundation invests in activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues. WCF is exploring the development of a local food campus on a waterfront property that would become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a collaborative production kitchen benefitting food access, school system, and community organizations. The goal is strengthening Whatcom County’s local food system by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. The facility will also feature an incubation kitchen, demonstration kitchen, event and classroom space, collaborative office and conference facilities, and housing.  New Venture Advisors developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development through engagement and operational development. (2023)