Areas of focus

include the following:
  • Local food systems planning
  • Shared-use commercial kitchen incubators
  • Workforce development, job training, and entrepreneurship
  • Agritourism and culinary tourism design
  • Food manufacturing expansion projects

Data-driven research

to help you scope out your next project, including:
  • State and Federal grant writing, including project development, market research, and economic impact
  • Applied qualitative and quantitative research, including needs assessment, community surveys, and project evaluation
  • Creative community engagement, including small group facilitation, walking tours, and service-learning projects

About me

Caroline Paras grew up in Southern California as the daughter of immigrants from Argentina, whose own families escaped religious persecution in the Old World.

A first generation American, Caroline has been proud to call Maine her “home” since 1993. Over the last three decades, she has pursued two distinct careers: first as an educator who helped teachers create service-learning opportunities for K-12 students; and second, as a planner who engaged residents in economic and community development.


Funding for your Horizon

Consultancy focused on projects that promote economic and community development for local food economies

What I can offer:

Consulting and projects in

Project development

Market research

Grant writing

Economic impact

Contact Me