Nurturing an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick

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Imagine turning around a town’s
economy by supporting local food.  That’s
just what residents in Hardwick are doing. 
The town has gotten a lot of national press in the past year for its
efforts to create a sustainable economy based on local food production.  And at the center of that effort is the
non-profit Center for an Agricultural Economy. 
We talk with its founder, Andrew Meyer. 
He’s also the co-owner of Vermont Soy and the owner of Vermont Natural
Coatings.  We find out how he’s helping
to bring an agricultural incubator to the area, and how he hopes to spread the
model beyond Hardwick’s borders.(Listen)

Also, Quechee author Carla Neggers
has written more than 50 books, and her newest thriller is set in the cold Vermont
winter. Cold Pursuit, is the first in
a new series that follows a secret service agent who’s returned home to the Green
Mountain State. (Listen)


Photo credit:  Jane Lindholm


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