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 that 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. We’ve begun with a few recent projects and will add from our library over time.

We invite you to browse our case studies below.

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New Venture Advisors is a team of business consultants specializing in local food system planning and new enterprise development.

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Shenandoah Agricultural Enterprise Center

Client: Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission

Location: Staunton, VA

Project Type: Food System Assessment and Feasibility Study

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Fruit for Good Product Launch

Client: Good Food Collective

Location: Durango, CO

Project Type: Business Planning and Coaching

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Food System Master Plan

Client: Greater Wichita YMCA

Location: Wichita and Sedgwick County, KS

Project Type: Food System Plan

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Linn County Food System Assessment

Client: Linn County Food Systems Council

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Project Type: Food System Assessment

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Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Market

Client: Great Plains Food Bank

Location: Fargo, ND

Project Type: Growth Strategy

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Oneida Food Innovation Center

Client: Oneida Nation

Location: Oneida, WI

Project Type: Food Center Feasibility Study and Design Development

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 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 school district commissary. The goal is to strengthen 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. NVA developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development. (2021)