GIVEAWAY: The Town That Food Saved

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. 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. Inspiring? Sure. Realistic? No. Thankfully, that’s not the story the book actually portrays.

Instead we see a complex narrative unfold concerning the small town, Hardwick, Vermont — a narrative not fraught with easy answers, but which explores the real life ins-and-outs of a growing local food economy.

The author, Ben Hewitt, sets out to document the emerging local food movement in Hardwick. Unlike many small towns, Hardwick has the makings of an entirely self-sufficient food system in their local community. But in the middle of attempting to document the quirky and visionary locals who are making it all happen, he’s caught up in the tension between these sustainable food heroes and the townsfolk who are quite skeptical of all that’s going on and the claims being made. Hewitt does an excellent job giving all these people a voice.

He also attempts to tackle, on a minor scale, the problems with the industrialized food model while simultaneously holding up Hardwick as an example of the kind of alternative that might just work (or at least is well on its way to working). Perhaps the best thing about Hewitt’s treatment of the subject is that he isn’t looking at it with rose-colored glasses. He asks the hard questions about the scalability and accessibility of local foods that many enthusiasts dismiss or ignore. And he doesn’t have answers. I appreciate that.

Win A Copy Of The Town That Food Saved

Every so often, publishers send me books to review. This time, the publisher sent me not one, but two copies of the book. Needless to say, I’m keeping one for myself! But the rest of you are welcome to vie for a chance to win the other copy.

How To Enter

The first step, which everyone must do, is to leave a comment below saying “I want a copy of The Town That Food Saved!”. If you don’t do this, you will not be entered in the contest!

Next, you may do any or all of the following for additional chances to win.

1. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. Comment below with the link. (1 extra entry)

2. Sign up for my email updates or RSS feed. Leave a comment below telling me that you signed up. You will also get an entry if you already subscribe — be sure to leave a comment! (1 extra entry)

3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to include the URL to this page in your tweet. Click the TweetThis button at the bottom of the post, or you can use the following tweet: “I’ve signed up to win a copy of The Town That Food Saved from @foodrenegade (AND INCLUDE THE URL)” Leave a comment telling me that you followed & tweeted. (1 extra entry)

4. Email 5 friends about the giveaway, with a link to this page. Leave a comment below telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)

5. Stumble this post and leave me a comment telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)

There are a total of 6 possible entries!

Questions? Comment below.

This contest will end Sunday, June 6th at 11:59 PM CST. The winner will be chosen via random.org, and will be announced on Monday, June 7th. The lucky winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his or her full name and email address.

Good luck, everybody!

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112 Responses to GIVEAWAY: The Town That Food Saved
  1. Mindy M.
    June 1, 2010 | 12:14 pm

    “I want a copy of The Town That Food Saved!”

    Thanks!

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    June 1, 2010 | 12:25 pm

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  3. The Local Cook
    June 1, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    Guess what? You can double your chances to win by entering the giveaway on my blog :-)
    .-= The Local Cook´s last blog post …The Town that Food Saved: Book Review & Giveaway =-.

    • KristenM
      June 1, 2010 | 4:49 pm

      LOL! How funny that we did this at the same time!

  4. Stephanie F.
    June 1, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    I want to win a copy of “The Town That Food Saved.” Thanks for the chance!

  5. Stephanie F.
    June 1, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    I’m a subscriber with google reader.

  6. Cara @ Health Home and Happiness
    June 1, 2010 | 1:24 pm

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  7. Katie M
    June 1, 2010 | 1:27 pm

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    June 1, 2010 | 1:31 pm

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  9. Katie M
    June 1, 2010 | 1:32 pm

    Hi! I followed you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway!

  10. Brittany
    June 1, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    Oooh…I would love to win a copy of “The Town That Food Saved”! I love reading :)

  11. Brittany
    June 1, 2010 | 1:58 pm

    And I subscribe in Google Reader.

  12. Kimberly @ Jabez Farm
    June 1, 2010 | 2:20 pm

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  13. Erika
    June 1, 2010 | 2:55 pm

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  14. Erika
    June 1, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    and I subscribe already in Google Reader–sounds like a great book!

  15. Sarah
    June 1, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    I would be thrilled to win a copy of The Town That Food Saved!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog post …It’s been raining for three weeks. =-.

  16. Sarah
    June 1, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    …And I also subscribe in Google Reader!

  17. girlichef
    June 1, 2010 | 3:34 pm

    I want a copy of The Town That Food Saved!. Sounds like an inspirational read!
    .-= girlichef´s last blog post …Twisted-up Everything Bread …and yummy stuff for shmearing…on Moon & Stars bread…or any other. =-.

  18. girlichef
    June 1, 2010 | 3:35 pm

    I subscribe to your feed, as well :)
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  19. girlichef
    June 1, 2010 | 3:38 pm

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    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  20. girlichef
    June 1, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    I also tweeted!! (@girlichef)
    .-= girlichef´s last blog post …Twisted-up Everything Bread …and yummy stuff for shmearing…on Moon & Stars bread…or any other. =-.

  21. Rebecca K
    June 1, 2010 | 3:55 pm

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    June 1, 2010 | 3:55 pm

    And I am a subscriber.

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    June 1, 2010 | 5:12 pm

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    June 1, 2010 | 7:01 pm

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    June 1, 2010 | 7:08 pm

    I want a copy of “The Town That Food Saved.” I am subscribing to your blog to increase my chances of winning. I recently discovered your blog and have been enjoying “catching up” with your posts!

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    June 1, 2010 | 8:31 pm

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    June 1, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    I also already subscribe. Thanks!!

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    June 1, 2010 | 9:14 pm

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    June 1, 2010 | 10:43 pm

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  44. jacquie
    June 1, 2010 | 10:44 pm

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    • Jason
      June 1, 2010 | 10:46 pm

      oh, and already on the email list.
      thanks.

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  53. Tracy Stoutjesdyk
    June 1, 2010 | 11:39 pm

    I am also a subscriber.
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    .-= Pure Mothers´s last blog post …Earth Day Exploration =-.

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    June 2, 2010 | 7:58 am

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    3. Tweeted this post

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    .-= Primal Toad´s last blog post …If You Want Happiness In Your Life Then Simply Choose It =-.

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    .-= Soli @ I Believe in Butter´s last blog post …Short break =-.

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    .-= Soli @ I Believe in Butter´s last blog post …Short break =-.

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    June 2, 2010 | 8:41 am

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    .-= Soli @ I Believe in Butter´s last blog post …Short break =-.

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    June 2, 2010 | 9:18 am

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    June 2, 2010 | 9:23 am

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    I am already signed up for email updates.

  78. Lisa
    June 2, 2010 | 4:27 pm

    I want a copy of The Town that Food Saved!
    This has been on one of my to read lists, so glad to see you reviewing it.

  79. Jessica Lea, RD
    June 2, 2010 | 7:58 pm

    I want a copy of The Town That Food Saved too! :)

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    June 2, 2010 | 8:01 pm

    PS. I subscribed to your e-mail*

  81. Debbie
    June 2, 2010 | 8:01 pm

    I want a copy of The Town that Food Saved!
    I will tweet this and sign up for the email updates too!
    deb
    .-= Debbie´s last blog post …Lemon Larabars, um, make that LaraBalls and Lululemon on my 51st Bday =-.

  82. Jessica Lea, RD
    June 2, 2010 | 8:01 pm

    PSS. & also tweeted about this book :)

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    June 2, 2010 | 8:02 pm

    PSSS. Finally, I e-mailed this link out to 5 others :)

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    I subscribe via RSS!

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    June 3, 2010 | 12:53 pm

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    June 3, 2010 | 3:35 pm

    I would love a copy of “The Town that Food Saved”!

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    June 3, 2010 | 3:36 pm

    And I follow you blog on Google RSS reader.

  92. Rich
    June 3, 2010 | 4:01 pm

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    Also, I just subscribed via google reader. Thanks!

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    June 4, 2010 | 12:14 am

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  94. Leanne - Momcast
    June 4, 2010 | 7:17 am

    I’m really getting into food related reading lately. This could be a great addition to the growing library!
    .-= Leanne – Momcast´s last blog post …A Few Pretty Things =-.

  95. Leanne - Momcast
    June 4, 2010 | 7:18 am

    I’m a subscriber!
    .-= Leanne – Momcast´s last blog post …A Few Pretty Things =-.

  96. Felicia
    June 4, 2010 | 2:06 pm

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    June 4, 2010 | 10:00 pm

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    June 5, 2010 | 12:41 am

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  100. Melissa W.
    June 5, 2010 | 12:42 am

    already signed up for your email updates and RSS feed

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    June 5, 2010 | 12:44 am

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    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  102. Melissa W.
    June 5, 2010 | 12:44 am

    Follow you on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway

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    June 5, 2010 | 11:18 am

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    June 5, 2010 | 3:07 pm

    I want a copy of The Town That Food Saved!
    And I already subscribe to your RSS feed.

  105. maryanne
    June 5, 2010 | 5:31 pm

    oh i would love a copy of The town that food saved

    will subscribe to ur rss feed…just found you..you are fab…wonderful distillatin of some comoplex/new WAP concepts to ez to understand

  106. Chaya
    June 6, 2010 | 2:44 am

    “I want a copy of The Town That Food Saved!” Thanks
    .-= Chaya´s last blog post …Hazelnut Linzer Thumbprints SMS =-.

  107. Chaya
    June 6, 2010 | 2:45 am

    RSS and am happy to have you there.
    .-= Chaya´s last blog post …Hazelnut Linzer Thumbprints SMS =-.

  108. Chaya
    June 6, 2010 | 2:48 am

    I follow you on oTwitter and retweeted this giveaway from there.

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    .-= Chaya´s last blog post …Hazelnut Linzer Thumbprints SMS =-.

  109. Judy
    June 6, 2010 | 12:46 pm

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