15 Jul '11, 7pm

Vermont Town's Food Focus Still a Growing (Organic) Concept

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Enironment and Climate page , Organic Transitions page , and our Vermont News page . The town of Hardwick, Vt., has been celebrated as the scene of a local food revival. In recent years, lots of small farms have started up nearby. Tom Stearns, president of a local organic seed company called High Mowing Seeds, says there are more organic farms per capita within 10 miles of Hardwick than anywhere else in the world. There's also a thriving local grocery co-op; a busy farmer's market; even a classy restaurant - Claire's - where almost anything you eat grew or grazed on land nearby. But it was Ben Hewitt, as much as anyone, who really put Hardwick and its local food scene on the map. He's a writer and a back-to-the-land activist himself. He lives on 40 acres near Cabot, down the road from Hardwick, with his wife, th...

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