How one community found vitality in local food. How one community found vitality in local food excerpted below.
The town that food saved. Covid 19 cases in orange county reach 29 986 just ahead of riverside county s 29 983. How one community found vitality in local food. The captivating story of an unassuming community and its extraordinary determination to build a vibrant local food system the town that food saved is grounded in ideas that will revolutionize the way we eat and quite possibly the way we live.
Local food is the hero sweeping in to rescue some down in the dumps town full of aging subsistence level farms and boarded up granite mines. Hewitt a journalist and vermonter delves deeply into the repercussions of this groundbreaking approach to growing food both its astounding successes and potential limitations. So i was excited this past winter when ben hewitt a hardwick area farmer and writer came out with a book called the town that food saved.
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. The book the town that food saved put hardwick and its local food community on the map. After reading the town that food saved.
Vermont farmer and freelance journalist ben hewitt has documented the hardwick story in his new book the town food saved. He and his family live in a self built solar powered house in cabot vermont and operate a 40 acre livestock vegetable and berry farm. Indeed it did not seem as though food saved the community of hardwick vt.
The town that food saved initially sounds like some pie in the sky feel good movie airing on a local television station during a nap filled sunday afternoon. The book is called the town that food saved. Ben hewitt is the author of the town that food saved and the upcoming making supper safe and articles for magazines such as bicycling discover gourmet men s journal national geographic adventure outside the new york times magazine yankee and many others.
County with about 160 000 infections has more. How one community found vitality in local food i felt that the subtitle was a more appropriate title than the actual title. Rather food seemed to be a common thread that led to the community being revitalized.
But small farms can translate to prices too high for many customers.