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Kind of a shame, because I feel with a different writing style this book could have been enjoyable.
This strikes me as just slightly ridiculous - how American to hire someone else to do the dirty business - but hey, Ralph and Cindy make good money.
In this book Hewitt describes the local food movement in a rural Vermont town that has implications for the food industry throughout the country.
Very readable. Author has a light, personal touch and still illuminates some of the big issues regarding food sustainability and the loss of skills we need to grow our own food. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Trudy Bagdon
It's good to see such an unbiased recounting of one town's stab at building a local, decentralized food system and all its many facets. Ben keeps it informative, real, and cheeky.Published 10 months ago by Membrain
Wonderful example of community building and economic development utilizing local assets. Inside out rather than outside in community development. Kudos to all involved!Published 13 months ago by Valhillrawls
The book is an offshoot of the media attention on the town of Hardwick in Vermont stemming from a New York Times article from a few years ago, and an attempt to examine the role of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mohan Babu K
I live only 14 miles from the town of Hardwick and have witnessed its amazing transformation - in a good way. Read morePublished 17 months ago by BeeGee
The farm-to-table movement, CSAs, and locavores have become all the rage in recent years. This book takes an honest look at how food changed a small town in the Northeast Kingdom... Read morePublished 20 months ago by lauri_NH
Kind of slow.
Showing that niche food markets and overpriced restaurants will not be a solution to industrial agriculture.No effective local alternative exists. Read more
Hewitt starts by questioning the hype implicit in his title. Did local food really save the town, given that most of its residents, largely working class, still eat mostly... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Erik D. Curren
Oh, please. This is a promo piece -- hardly a book -- for a crowd of yuppies who have descended on a respectable Vermont village and pretended to rescue it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Daisy