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This is a somewhat glib, but lively look at a fascinating local economy in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mr. Fishscales
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 on May 22, 2014 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 on April 9, 2014 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 on January 28, 2014 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 on October 9, 2013 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 on October 2, 2013 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 on July 7, 2013 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 on April 30, 2013 by Erik D. Curren