Town That Food Saved How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

ISBN-10: 1605296864

ISBN-13: 9781605296869

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ben Hewitt

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Over the past 3 years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of 3,000 residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America. Even as the recent financial downturn threatens to cripple small businesses and privately owned farms, a stunning number of food-based businesses have grown in the regionVermont Soy, Jasper Hill Farm, Pete's Greens, Patchwork Farm & Bakery, Apple Cheek Farm, Claire's Restaurant and Bar, and Bonnieview Farm, to name only a few. The mostly young entrepreneurs have created a network of community support; they meet regularly to share advice, equipment, and business plans, and to loan each other capital. Hardwick is fast becoming a model for other communities to replicate its success. The captivating story of a small town coming back to life,The Town That Food Savedis narrative nonfiction at its best: full of colorful characters and grounded in an idea that will revolutionize the way we eat.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

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