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  1. says:

    Hate “Big Food” and sick of shopping at the Big Y? Dream about being a locavore or an agripreneur if that’s Greek to you check out a Foodie dictionary? Wish you could eat at a restaurant on Main Street Your SA that gets 80% of its ingredients from sources within 15 miles? This book is for youIt’s the story of one town that’s doing what other towns can only dream of doing And if Ben Hewitt’s book goes as big as say a

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    The title is a misnomer Hardwick VT has not been saved by food but this agricultural community has spawned some nascent organic food companies and good for them I enjoyed the personal stories and the exploration of some of the controversies surrounding a couple of those businesses getting some good press such as a a 2008 NYT piece and trying to establish themselves as community change agents to the annoyance of

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    I didn't enjoy this book I don't need any convincing that local decentralized food production is a better alternative than shipping produce 1000 miles and I was interested to read about a small town that's only a few hours from where I live in NY State But despite a cast of very colorful characters the book was painfully dull at times and I didn't care for Hewitt's writing style which is often bloated and self indulgentThat said I gave T

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    If I had to sum this book up in one word that word would be meh The author sets out to describe how the small Vermont community of Hardwick transformed itself from a run down town into a local foods hotspot There are a few problems with this goal which the author himself admits First of all the food revolution doesn't take place

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    When I read non fiction books I'm accustomed to two different kinds of approaches 1 the memoir where someone tells their insider experience with a subject where they're expected to be biased and 2 the journalist where the person researches a subject and forms an opinion based on what they've found Ben Hewitt seems to approach The Town that Food Saved from the point of view of a journalist I believe that the b

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    I did like the description of the modern agriculture lifestyle in its many forms because I think it's something that people need to reconnect with I think the thing that threw me a bit off this book is that the author kept on referr

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    First off I did like this book and it was interesting to hear of a little rural community coming back to life through localfoodagetc That is great and amazing and inspirational and neat However though it is great to hear all of this I felt the author focused so much on his little community that he came across as

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    I think I enjoyed this book in no small part because I'm familiar with a lot of the organizations and places Hewitt details in the book Pete's Greens Jasper Hill Cheese Vermont Soy and the town of Hardwick in ge

  9. says:

    After reading The Town that Food Saved How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food I felt that the subtitle was a appropriate title than the actual title Indeed it did not seem as though food saved the community of Hardwick Vt Rather food seemed to be a common thread that led to the community being revitalizedBut I digress It's a book wor

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    To understand the effect this book had on me I suppose it makes sense to give some context After much deliberation and internal struggle I rec

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Of food based The Town eBook #222 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 euipment and business plans and to. If I had to sum this book up in one word that word would be meh The author sets out to describe how the small Vermont community of Hardwick transformed itself from a run down town into a local foods hotspot There are a few problems with this goal which the author himself admits First of all the food revolution doesn t take place in Hardwick itself but rather in the Hardwick area including several nearby towns Also Hardwick although certainly not the most prosperous town in the world was not nearly as run down as the dust jacket would have you believe Finally there was already a strong and deep rooted local food tradition in the area the revolution was largely what the author calls agreprenuers who create small vibrant business that would fit the local bill perfectly except that t

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Over the past years That Food Epub #224 Hardwick Vermont a typical hardscrabble farming community of 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. I didn t enjoy this book I don t need any convincing that local decentralized food production is a better alternative than shipping produce 1000 miles and I was interested to read about a small town that s only a few hours from where I live in NY State But despite a cast of very colorful characters the book was painfully dull at times and I didn t care for Hewitt s writing style which is often bloated and self indulgentThat said I gave The Town That Food Saved three stars because it made me think As someone who has until recently only lived in big cities I hadn t considered all of the challenges facing local food production Is it scalable How many people would have to contribute labor in order to feed a whole community Does it matter that local food tends to be shipped away from

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Loan each other capital Hardwick Town That Food Epub #224 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 ea. I think I enjoyed this book in no small part because I m familiar with a lot of the organizations and places Hewitt details in the book Pete s Greens Jasper Hill Cheese Vermont Soy and the town of Hardwick in general It s also dovetailing with a debate my own small Vermont town is having over whether to allow a big box store to move in and force a total rethink of traffic patterns Let me back up I agree with other reviewers who have stated that the title of this book is misleading it is in reality a series of poignant vignettes profiles of places and people engaged in food and farming in rural Vermont interspersed with the author s sometimes ham handed attempts at talking through sustainability in a local food movement Because as Hewitt makes clear Hardwick didn t find vitality i