The Super Fun Kids' Graphic Novel Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    The Powell's Playlist | September 25, 2015

    Caitlin Doughty: IMG Caitlin Doughty's Playlist for Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    The soundtrack perfectly suited to facing your own mortality. ("My Way," "Wind beneath My Wings," and other popular funeral songs need not apply.)... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
7 Local Warehouse General- General
10 Remote Warehouse World History- 1650 to Present

More copies of this ISBN

The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food


The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Over the past few 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. The Town That Food Saved is rich with appealing, colorful characters, from the optimistic upstarts creating a new agricultural model to the long-established farmers wary of the rapid change in the region.

Hewitt, a journalist and Vermonter, delves deeply into the repercussions of this groundbreaking approach to growing food, both its astounding successes and potential limitations. 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.

About the Author

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, Mens Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, the New York Times Magazine, Yankee and many others. 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.

Product Details

Hewitt, Ben
Rodale Books
Modern - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
8.44 x 6.13 x 0.63 in

Other books you might like

  1. Damn You, Autocorrect!: Awesomely... Used Trade Paper $8.50

Related Subjects

Business » General
Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
Cooking and Food » Sustainable Cooking
History and Social Science » Sociology » Agriculture and Food
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » Food
Metaphysics » Healing
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Sustainable Living
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Sustainable Living

The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.99 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Rodale Press - English 9781609611378 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at