Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Local Food Movement Invigorating Local Economies

The New York Times ran a nice story about "Uniting Around Food to Save an Ailing Town" in Vermont.

"...young artisans and agricultural entrepreneurs are expanding aggressively, reaching out to investors and working together to create a collective strength never before seen in this seedbed of Yankee individualism."

Much like La Cocina in San Francisco, the Vermont Food Venture Center provides assistance to the new food companies. Perhaps, this trend of gastropreneurism will sweep the nation as have farmer's markets. And Foodzie arrives just in time as the perfect marketing outlet.

Vermont is also home to the locally focused Farmer's Diner, which I also first learned about through the New York Times.

Small state, great big dreams!

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