The town that food saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

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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 region-Vermont 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. Author Ben Hewitt presents the captivating story of a small town coming back to life, The Town That Food Saved is 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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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Entrepreneurship -- Vermont -- Hardwick, Food industry and trade -- Vermont -- Hardwick, Food supply -- Social aspects -- Vermont -- Hardwick, Hardwick (Vt.) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century, Sustainable agriculture -- Vermont -- Hardwick
title_display The town that food saved : how one community found vitality in local food
title_full The Town That Food Saved How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food, The town that food saved : how one community found vitality in local food / Ben Hewitt
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title_sub How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
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