The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
by Ben Hewitt
Hardcover, 240 pages
March 2010
$24.99 / $29.99 Can
About the Book

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

Praise for the Book

“These pages are full of characters: charismatic leaders, philosophers, quiet activists. It's a brave and well-reported book; these are, after all, his neighbors.”
&emdash;The Los Angeles Times

"The literary tone and humor make this book more accessible and entertaining than some of the seminal works by Bill McKibben and Michael Pollan."
&emdash;School Library Journal

"This book is useful because it raises numerous questions about the practicalities and efficiencies of

About the Author

BEN HEWITT was born in northwestern Vermont and raised in a two-room cabin; his father was a poet and his mother worked on a nearby dairy farm. He now lives with his wife and two sons on a diversified, 40-acre farm in Vermont, where they produce dairy, beef, pork, lamb, vegetables, and berries. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Best Life, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, the New York Times Magazine, Outside, and Skiing.

Other Books by Ben Hewitt
Sort by:   Series | Title | Publication Date