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

Hewitt, Ben, 1971- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781605296869
  • ISBN: 1605296864
  • Physical Description: 234 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale : c2009.

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Summary, etc.: 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 three 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. 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.
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.

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