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Author Hewitt, Ben, 1971-

Title The town that food saved : how one community found vitality in local food / Ben Hewitt.

Imprint Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  338.1 Hewitt    ---  Available
Description 234 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary The captivating story of a small town coming back to life, grounded in an idea that will revolutionize the way we eat. 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 region. 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Food supply -- Social aspects -- Vermont -- Hardwick.
Food industry and trade -- Vermont -- Hardwick.
Sustainable agriculture -- Vermont -- Hardwick.
Entrepreneurship -- Vermont -- Hardwick.
Hardwick (Vt.) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
ISBN 9781605296869 : $24.95
Standard No. CDX 9780543
AU@ 000044609058
NZ1 13233994
NLGGC 323894992

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