Home » Feature »Local News » Currently Reading:

East Haddam’s Center for Community Agriculture Food Processing Plans on Hold

August 27, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East-Haddam-Town-HallEast Haddam, CT – First Selectman, Mark Walter has stated that plans for building a barn-style education facility to house a food processing incubator kitchen at the Center for Community Agriculture, have been put on hold. The next public informational forum on this project will be held at the High School Auditorium in late September. A date will be chosen once school is back in session next week. The agricultural economic development municipal project on town-owned land, previously owned by the Harris family, received a $431,200 STEAP grant (Small Town Economic Assistance Program) in 2013. The Town of East Haddam planned to maintain ownership of the land and operate the facilities with a net-zero operating budget, including the lease of a shared small business incubator kitchen and storage space. The Town may apply for alternate uses of the STEAP grant money, provided the goals and outcomes remain consistent with the original application. Food processing is one part of the Center for Community Agriculture municipal project to encourage economic development by following the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development to grow jobs and the grand list while protecting natural resources. Garden plots, other organic farming operations, and a farm incubator business program are also included. Information about the upcoming public informational forum and continued updates about this project will be posted on the municipal website. We look forward answering the public’s questions about this project, providing a more complete understanding of the town’s project to date, and an open dialog about possible modifications. For more information visit www.easthaddam.org/Center-for-Community-Agriculture/ or contact the East Haddam First Selectman’s office at admin@easthaddam.org or call 860-873-5021.

Comment on this Article:

Powered by sweet Captcha

Hometowns History


Get The News First

Email Marketing by iContact


State Unemployment-July 2014


The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released New England and state unemployment numbers for July 2014.  These data are supplied by the …

In East Haddam, Job opening for Early Childhood Coordinator

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and experience working with young children and their families required.

Annual East Haddam Fair, Tag Sale is Oct 12

Some of the members of the East Haddam Business Association who helped with the first EHBA Community Faire and Tag Sale. Photo source: EHBA

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business, sell your products or clean out that attic. To participate, visit our website for information table and tent space fees.

Sponsors Directory