Our Clients

Our clients are community-based organizations, NGOs, 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.

Here’s a quick look at a selection of our clients building local food systems and businesses across the country.

International Projects

Lagos, Nigeria: International Finance Corporation

Montreal, Quebec: The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

London, UK: Imperial College London Business School

About Us

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

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The main contributor to the success of our project was working with New Venture Advisors, a well-established consulting firm with vast experience in the food hub sector. They are an expert team, with a diverse skill set, whose knowledge and dedication to local foods helped build the foundation for local food in rural Wyoming.

Jesse Miller

Founder, Bould Development

Selected Projects

The projects we’ve embarked on with our clients have covered all phases of our food venture planning process and have led to the development of our ever evolving areas of expertise.

A selection of projects is shared below.

City of Wichita Food System Master Plan

Wichita, KS

The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita’s Food Policy Committee is developing, connecting and building a local food environment that creates a sustainable food system to serve the needs of producers, suppliers and consumers. The Coalition is composed of numerous organizations including the Greater Wichita YMCA which serves as fiduciary for the Coalition. By partnering with the City of Wichita to create a 10-year Food System Master Plan, they are guiding the development of community food assets in Wichita, Kansas. A Food System Master Plan process is an opportunity to provide a comprehensive approach to food systems efforts – identifying policy solutions that influence how food is produced, processed, distributed, stored, transported, purchased and consumed. New Venture Advisors will oversee the development of this plan. (2019)

Northeast Market Assessment for Vermont Grain

Montpelier, VT

Northern Grain Growers Association, UVM Extension, Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program and Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund/Farm to Plate are wisely exploring agricultural options for Vermont dairy producers whose farming operations are facing an economic crisis that threatens the loss of their land and livelihoods. This group of collaborators is developing a hypothesis that investments in grain industry infrastructure could catalyze production transition and expansion among regional producers. New Venture Advisors is conducting a market study of the Northeast for Vermont’s grain industry and developing recommendations aligned with Vermont’s grain production strengths. (2019)

Food System Partners of McHenry County

Woodstock, IL

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County (TLC) works to preserve natural and agricultural land in and around McHenry County, IL. TLC believes that agriculture can and should work with nature, not against it, to provide good food, clean water, healthy soil and a robust economy. TLC has been working in partnership with many local groups, agencies, farmers, landowners and others with the long-term goal of getting more people producing healthy food in a regenerative way in McHenry County and the larger foodshed. New Venture Advisors is facilitating a summit inviting these groups to explore ideas for a shared vision and identify opportunities to work together toward a stronger, more resilient food and farm system. (2019)

Wood County Community Food Center

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

This central Wisconsin community has organized a group of stakeholders representing public health, hunger relief, agriculture, public schools, academia and more to explore the feasibility of a Community Food Center. They see the need to create efficiencies between hunger and health organizations, increase accessibility of local foods to visitors and residents, support local farmers and entrepreneurs, and create an environment that eliminates hunger stigma and enhances workforce skill training and development. NVA is helping the health department and its partners in determining a sustainable business model for a Community Food Center that incorporates a hunger relief food pantry and hot meal site, and revenue generation through local food aggregation, processing, and distribution. (2019)

Can-Do Kitchen Strategic Plan

Kalamazoo, MI

Can-Do Kitchen is embarking on a needed and ambitious expansion, potentially tripling its footprint to serve a growing number of current and aspiring food business owners in the Kalamazoo area. They must grow at a sustainable pace so that it continues to be the vital resource its members rely on for their livelihood and responds to the needs of the next generation of food business owners. New Venture Advisors is developing a facility relocation strategy that will help Can-Do Kitchen plan for programmatic growth in ways that meet the needs of entrepreneurs and at the same time is a smart business move for the organization. (2019)

Central Massachusetts Food Co-op Market Study

Worcester, MA

Central Mass Grown (CMG) is exploring the establishment of a local food cooperative grocery store in Worcester, MA. As the Buy Local organization for Worcester County, CMG received grant funding to research and plan for the creation of a food co-op that would source its inventory from local producers and invite membership from local farmers, makers and shoppers. New Venture Advisors is conducting a market study to assess the market feasibility of a new co-op food store within the Worcester city limits. (2019)

Kōkua Kalihi Valley Strategic Plan

Honolulu, HI

Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV) is a community health center created in 1972 to meet the local region’s need for proper health care. KKV’s mission is to “work toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony.” The ROOTS Program of KKV supports this mission with a variety of programs that provide direct assistance, training, education, and connection through growing, preparing, and sharing food as a community. New Venture Advisors is developing a strategic plan to clarify the operating structure and financial performance of the programs and enterprises within the ROOTS Program today and to provide a roadmap for the future. (2019)

Oneida Community Food Center Feasibility Study

Oneida, WI

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is a federally recognized tribe of Oneida people, with a reservation located on 65,000 acres on the west side of the Green Bay metropolitan area. The tribe works to offer programs, services, and resources that enable the community to carry on with the strength and determination of its ancestors. The Food Center is a new initiative that would teach people how to process and prepare nutritious meals and traditional Oneida foods, serving not only Oneida Nation members, but also entrepreneurs and job seekers in the food industry. New Venture Advisors is investigating the feasibility of this commercial and community-use, regional, and intertribal food training center. (2018)

Sustainable Food Center Visioning Initiative

Austin, TX

The Sustainable Food Center (SFC) is an Austin-based nonprofit organization with involvement in every aspect of the local, Central Texas, food system. SFC works to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and increasing access to nutritious, affordable food. In looking ahead, SFC asked, “How is the local food system likely to evolve, and what is our future as the centerpiece of this changing food system?” SFC worked with NVA to refresh its vision by answering these and the many underlying questions in order to clarify its future role, structure and plans. (2019)

Supporting Food Entrepreneurs

Lagos, Nigeria

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Creating opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets is a key priority of IFC. NVA is assisting IFC in evaluating support services that may enable Nigerian SMEs in the food & beverage sector to successfully access and compete in the formal supply chain. (2018)

The Hatchery

Chicago, IL

In partnership with IFF, Accion and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, New Venture Advisors assessed the market demand for a large, innovative food business incubator to be developed in East Garfield Park and serve as a job creator in this lower income neighborhood. Opening in late 2018, the incubator will combine private production kitchens, a shared-use kitchen and comprehensive business support services, filling a much needed gap for food entrepreneurs in Chicago. (2017)

Whatcom Local Food Campus

Bellingham, WA

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 was 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 was 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. (2019)

Central Appalachian Food Enterprise Corridor

Abingdon, VA

Appalachian Sustainable Development and ACENet are two of the longest standing and most established food hubs in the U.S. These pioneering organizations recognize that between them is a corridor of farms and food businesses across VA, WV, KY and OH that may all benefit from coordinated marketing, operations, logistics and transportation services. Through funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the organizations have embarked on a joint planning effort to explore models that might enable them to operate more profitably in their rural settings. NVA is assisting in this effort by highlighting examples of innovative, successful models that have been established worldwide in order to connect rural, dispersed agricultural producers to mainstream markets. (2018)

Commonwealth Kitchen Strategic Roadmap

Boston, MA

This innovative, non-profit kitchen incubator is among a small but growing class of kitchen incubators with an ambitious vision and complex model—combining shared kitchen space with hands-on business support for entrepreneurs, building co-packing capabilities, growing a brand and a sales and marketing arm, and operating with a specific focus on minority and women entrepreneurs. Through a detailed review of the current organization and business lines, NVA developed a set of proposed paths for the organization to follow to attain its financial goals, developed comprehensive financial projections for these strategies and established a five-year roadmap for implementation. (2017)

Worcester Regional Food Hub

Worcester, MA

The Worcester Regional Food Hub has been a collaborative effort between the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts (REC) and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, made possible by the generous support of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. The food hub, piloted as a kitchen incubator and aggregation hub in 2016, sought to enhance the regional economy through improved producer and consumer networks, targeted workforce development programs, and business incubation. NVA assisted REC and its partners in assessing the market and developing a business plan for the hub’s next stage of growth. (2019)

LISC Phoenix Commercial Kitchen Strategy

Phoenix and Mesa, AZ

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest nonprofits in the country supporting projects to revitalize communities, transforming them into healthy and sustainable places to live, work, and raise families. Two projects in metro Phoenix, a cultural center and an affordable housing development, include commercial kitchens that will operate with a missional emphasis on job creation and serving small businesses, particularly local, women, native and minority-owned. NVA is assisting in building the capacity of the management teams, and the refinement of their operating models. (2018)

Kansas Statewide Food Distribution Study

Topeka, KS

The Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans directs resources toward helping Kansans and Kansas communities achieve and maintain optimal health. Access to fresh food in the many rural communities across the state is of chief concern as rural grocery stores continue to close at an alarming rate. Together with the Rural Grocery Initiative at K-State, Sunflower and NVA assessed the food distribution landscape in Kansas to propose innovative, alternative strategies that will provide critical support to rural grocery stores throughout the state of Kansas. (2018)

Northwest Kansas Food Hub

Bird City, KS

The Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation and Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc. are assessing the viability of a food hub to be located in Northwest Kansas. The project will be instrumental in discerning whether a permanent food hub is a viable option for bringing more fresh produce to the Kansas market. The project team is conducting this study on its own, using NVA’s Do-It-Yourself Feasibility Study Toolkit that features coaching from NVA through a 10-step work plan. (2018)

Cornell University Eastern Broccoli Project

Ithaca, NY

This project began at a time when high transportation costs, interest in locally grown food, and sustainability concerns had begun to create demand for Eastern-grown broccoli. Researchers at Cornell University along with other academic and industry partners have been focused on developing a reliable, high quality, year-round supply of Eastern-grown broccoli that is welcomed in East Coast markets. NVA is assisting these efforts in exploring strategies for boosting trade acceptance of this promising specialty crop. (2019)

Frenchtown KitchenShare Food Business Incubator

Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee’s first food-based incubator is located in historic Frenchtown, one of Tallahassee’s poorest neighborhoods and food deserts. KitchenShare provides equipment access, business training, product development, marketing and networking to early stage food businesses. NVA assisted in the development of the business plan to launch an online marketplace that enables regional farms, KitchenShare food entrepreneurs and area wholesale customers to buy and sell from each other. (2017)

Rural Grocery Food Hub Assessment

Beloit, KS

The North Central Regional Planning Commission of Kansas spearheaded a study to support rural growers, consumers and grocery stores in North Central Kansas. Its vision was to assist rural grocery stores in establishing a local food hub within their operation to bring them additional revenue, provide new sources of revenue for local producers, and bring more local agricultural products into the community. NVA led the study, which began with grocery store owners conducting self-assessments using NVA’s Rural Grocery HubSizer® tool. (2017)

California Food Hub Network

Davis, CA

University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is a statewide program committed to strengthening California’s agriculture by advancing knowledge of the science of sustainability, supporting farmers and ranchers working to develop more sustainable agricultural practices, and assisting communities in building strong and healthy regional food systems. UC SAREP convenes a collaborative learning group of California food hubs which NVA assisted in evaluating potential network models. (2017)

Livingston County Small Grains Hub

Geneseo, NY

New Venture Advisors assisted the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency in assessing the feasibility of establishing a grain center that would support grain producers in the region and respond to increasing demand for New York-grown grains for microbrewing, distilling and baking. The center will launch in 2019 as a clearinghouse and storage facility for malting barley and as a soybean extruder to produce soymeal for dairy feed and oil for resellers. It is expected to serve as a catalyst for the development of an industrial grain cluster in the greater Rochester region. (2017)

Kane County Food Hub

Geneva, IL

Kane County Planning engaged New Venture Advisors to assist in the development of a food hub that serves Kane County residents as well as the greater Chicago foodshed. A feasibility study identified a multi-million dollar opportunity to aggregate from Kane County farmers and distribute to customers across the region. A unique business model ensured the hub’s products will reach Kane County low-income residents and institutions that serve these communities. An owner/operator was selected and the food hub piloted operations in 2018. New Venture Advisors is developing a strategic plan and roadmap to guide the food hub’s first full year of operations. (2019)

Northwest Connecticut Food Hub Feasibility Study

Litchfield, CT

The Northwest Connecticut Food Hub Feasibility Study was spearheaded by the Northwest Hills Council of Governments and Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities. The study was part of an effort to strengthen Northwest Connecticut’s local food landscape and support the region’s farmers in expanding and improving the profitability of their operations. New Venture Advisors guided the efforts of this highly skilled and motivated team of stakeholders and local leaders through each phase of the stage-gate process. (2017)

Rural Grocery Store Initiative

Kansas, Iowa, Michigan

Rural grocery stores are closing at an alarming rate. This study explored the feasibility of adapting these stores into food hubs, providing additional revenue streams and an additional inducement for distributors to service these remote locations to prevent closings. Funded in part through the USDA, New Venture Advisors conducted baseline feasibility analysis with 4 stores in 3 states. Results were published throughout 2016. (2016)

Eastern Market Processing Facility

Detroit, MI

New Venture Advisors worked with Eastern Market Corporation to develop a business plan for a local individually quick frozen (IQF) produce processing facility. The operation has a three-pronged mission: to provide new sales channels for regional growers, to increase access to local produce year-round at Detroit-area institutions and retail outlets, and to provide economic development opportunities through a workforce training program and food entrepreneur resources. (2016)

Project Angel Heart Food Enterprise

Denver, CO

Project Angel Heart (PAH) delivers medically modified meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illnesses. New Venture Advisors worked with PAH to develop a business plan for a Community Partners Program through which the organization would contract with hospitals to provide meals to patients upon discharge. The program would serve as a new revenue stream for the organization and would help providers align with new requirements and incentives emerging from the Affordable Care Act. The program is launching in 2016. (2016)

The Food Trust Small Store Initiative

Philadelphia, PA

New Venture Advisors assisted The Food Trust in conducting a national scan of distribution networks that serve small stores such as corner stores, bodegas, convenience stores, fuel-based retail and rural grocers. The project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examined the supply chain that moves food from production to the point of consumption to better understand the barriers in bringing fresher and more nutritious foods to small stores. (2016)

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FairAcre Traders

New England

FairAcre Traders was incubated by Wholesome Wave and New Venture Advisors to facilitate trade between farms, food hubs and the nation’s largest wholesale distributors which move 99% of the food consumed in the U.S. A successful 2015 pilot with Red Tomato in New England is expanding to serve new regions, hubs and customers. (2016)

Bridgeport Downtown Development

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District is focused on the development and revitalization of downtown Bridgeport, CT. New Venture Advisors worked with Carmody Consulting on the development of an action plan to revitalize Bridgeport’s downtown district through food enterprise development, based on a series of interviews and a community planning session. (2015)

Headwater Food Hub

Rochester, NY

Headwater Foods, Inc. is a thriving food hub in upstate New York with a wholesale business line and a CSA service. New Venture Advisors worked with Headwater on a market assessment to quantify institutional demand for fresh cut produce, in support of the hub’s plans for a new processing business line. (2015)

Landmarks Illinois Chicago Public School Redevelopment

Chicago, IL

Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. New Venture Advisors worked with Landmarks Illinois and Chicago Public Schools to identify reuse opportunities for 18 schools that had been closed by the board of education to combat budget deficits. Recognizing Chicago as a growing hub of entrepreneurial activity in food and beverage, New Venture Advisors explored adaptive reuse cases centered on important assets of these schools – their kitchens, grounds, and multi-use spaces – that could serve as a foundation for food enterprises. Read the report here. (2015)

New London Food Hub Feasibility Study

New London, CT

This study, led by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and the New London County Food Policy Council, assessed the food landscape in the region to determine the optimal operating model for a food hub in the county and the financial viability of this potential hub. The study resulted in a decision to move forward with a nonprofit, services-focused food hub whose aim is to support growers in expanding production. (2015)

Crawford County Community Food Assessment

Pittsburg, KS

Under the guidance of Eat Well Crawford County and with support from Kansas State University’s Center for Engagement and Community Development, New Venture Advisors conducted a food systems assessment of Crawford County, among the lowest-income counties in Kansas. The goal of this study was to develop a prioritized action plan to focus Eat Well’s energy and efforts for the next several years. (2015)

Michigan Food Hub Network IT Platform

Lansing, MI

The Michigan Food Hub Network is co-convened by Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems and Morse Marketing Connections, LLC. The Network’s overarching goal is to build the capacity of Michigan food hubs and the partners that assist them so the hubs can better supply healthy food to underserved markets in the state. New Venture Advisors worked with the Network to conduct a feasibility study assessing the need, function, ownership structure, and start-up and maintenance costs of a potential statewide IT platform. The goals of the system are to improve performance and create more seamless communication and potential transactions across all Michigan food hubs and their business partners. (2015)

Chesapeake Harvest Food Hub

Easton, MD

New Venture Advisors assisted Easton Economic Development Corporation in developing a business plan for an integrated farm and food hub that aggregates from producers and invests in essential infrastructure to enable Eastern Shore farmers to expand market reach, increase the supply of healthy foods to the region and create employment opportunities, while donating the equivalent of five percent of sales in food to food access programs in its trade area. The hub launched in 2016. (2015)

Western New York Food Hub

Buffalo, NY

Field & Fork Network is a food and farming organization focused on building a resilient regional food system in Western New York. In partnership with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Field & Fork worked with New Venture Advisors to complete a feasibility study and business plan for a food hub connecting small farms and wholesale customers, building a thriving, healthy community through local food. (2015)

Angelic Organics Learning Center Roots & Wings Food Hub

Rockford, IL

Angelic Organics Learning Center is a regional leader helping urban and rural people build sustainable local food and farm systems. The Learning Center works with stakeholders in low-income communities in the City of Rockford to increase food security through education, youth and adult urban agriculture projects, and local food enterprises including a CSA and farmstand. New Venture Advisors assisted with a feasibility study to expand these enterprises into a wholesale and retail food hub. (2015)

Casper Community Food Assessment

Casper, WY

Bould Development aims to strengthen the local food system to increase the health and prosperity of the Casper community. The project’s ambitious leader is a medical student who believes that the food system is the nation’s primary healthcare system, and that building a better food system is foundational to better health for his community. Through funding from USDA, Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, Casper Community Greenhouse Project, and Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center, New Venture Advisors led a Community Food Assessment to identify barriers to and strategies for the development of a more robust food system for the Casper area. (2015)

International Rescue Committee New Roots Food Hub

San Diego, CA

The IRC in San Diego creates innovative and sustainable projects that increase healthy, locally-grown, culturally-appropriate foods for and by refugee and low-income communities. IRC partners closely with clients, local neighborhoods and organizations throughout San Diego County to find durable solutions to food insecurity, health problems, and economic hardship through community-based food and farming projects. One such project is the New Roots Food Hub. New Venture Advisors developed a business plan to strengthen and expand the food hub to more effectively serve refugee farmers and customers in San Diego seeking these unique, fresh, local products. (2015)

HOPE Collaborative Food Hub

Oakland, CA

A committed group of community members and local organizations formed this collaboration in 2007 to create a healthier, more prosperous and vibrant city. A new food hub is one way this innovative group is working toward its vision for neighborhoods that provide equitable access to affordable, healthy, locally-grown food. New Venture Advisors assisted with a feasibility study and business plan. (2014)

SustainFloyd Dairy and Value-Added Processing Center

Floyd, VA

Assisting the vibrant agricultural community on the Blue Ridge Plateau toward a resilient future, SustainFloyd works to develop new ideas that will support the next generation of its rural community while preserving its resources, traditions and heritage. Among many creative ideas in development, SustainFloyd explored a value-added agricultural center to process and market locally-produced fruits, vegetables and dairy products. New Venture Advisors completed the business plan and the business began operations in 2014. (2013)

Wholesome Wave Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit

Bridgeport, CT

New Venture Advisors worked with Wholesale Wave on the development of a technology toolkit to help food hubs be more strategic in selecting their technology vendors. The toolkit guides food hubs through the process of evaluating their overall work flow, establishing their technology needs at every step in their work flow, and developing a set of requirements for their technology provider. The toolkit also provides initial guidance on the landscape of potential technology providers food hubs might consider working with. (2013)

West Virginia University Meat Processing Enterprise Planning

Morgantown, WV

The Small Farm Center of the WVU Extension Service strives to increase the farmer’s bottom line by retaining more of the dollar spent on food in the community. New Venture Advisors was engaged by the Center’s visionary founder to help three farming communities organize, identify opportunities and assess the feasibility of enterprises which will expand meat processing capacity and strengthen the regional food economy. (2012)

Tazewell County Resource Center Processing Kitchen

Tremont, IL

TCRC is a nonprofit agency near Peoria, IL offering programs and services that benefit persons with developmental disabilities and visual impairments. With FamilyFarmed.org, New Venture Advisors completed a feasibility assessment in 2012 for the creation of a commercial kitchen to employ TCRC workers in light food processing and provide a needed service to agricultural producers and artisan food makers in the region. (2012)

Blue Ridge Produce

Elkwood, VA

Blue Ridge Produce aggregates and distributes local produce to customers in northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. area. Blue Ridge is the outcome of the study Local Food System Assessment for Northern Virginia published in 2010 by FamilyFarmed.org. During the winter of 2010/2011, New Venture Advisors wrote the company business plan and created investor materials to assist in fundraising. The Blue Ridge team raised debt and equity financing to secure a 33-acre industrial site in rural Virginia and opened its doors in May 2011. (2011)

Southern Wisconsin Food Hub

Madison, WI

Dane County Planning believed that agricultural production and economic activity in southern Wisconsin could be fueled by the development of infrastructure to intermediate transactions between growers and wholesale customers. To assist the County in quantifying the opportunity, New Venture Advisors completed the report Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study in 2011. The business was launched in 2013 as the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative. (2011)

Mohawk Valley Food System Assessment

Cobleskill, NY

New Venture Advisors conducted the Mohawk Valley Food System Assessment under the sponsorship of Empire State Development and in partnership with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. The purpose of the study was to determine the types of food businesses that could boost the agricultural sector and occupy a former textile mill in Cobleskill, NY. The team identified a number of high priority business to evaluate, and New Venture Advisors developed breakeven financial models to enable them to determine if and how to move forward. (2016)

Amagansett Food Institute Food Hub

Southampton, NY

AFI spearheaded a market assessment on the East End of Long Island to develop a comprehensive understanding of the food landscape and determine what type of food hub enterprise model might best meet the needs of producers, wholesale buyers and entities across the food value chain. New Venture Advisors led the study, which resulted in the recommendation to establish a value chain facilitation organization that provides services to support growers and facilitate sales and distribution to wholesale buyers, without a central physical facility. (2015)

Freestate Farms Greenhouse and Organic Waste Processing Facility

Hume, VA

Freestate Farms’ long term vision is to develop, own and operate facilities with integrated anaerobic digestion, commercial composting and commercial greenhouses. New Venture Advisors assisted Freestate in developing a project plan for business development and launch, and identifying a technical expert to assist in developing the greenhouse plan. (2014)

Far-Northern California Ag Cluster Study

Redding, CA

Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) works to develop cost-effective transportation investment strategies that connect communities, people and goods. New Venture Advisors assisted SRTA and its project partners in evaluating the potential to develop agricultural clusters in far-northern California that coordinate and consolidate wholesaling and distribution activities to reduce greenhouse emissions, expand economic opportunity throughout the region and more effectively utilize California’s freight corridors. (2017)

Food Safety Audit Enterprise

West Lafayette, IN

New Venture Advisors worked with Purdue Extension on a study to assess the need for a fresh produce farm food safety audit service to be developed in Indiana, and evaluated how that service should be structured to meet the needs of fruit and vegetable growers, and buyers. (2016)