Food Town, USA
208 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Oct 2019

Food Town, USA

Seven Unlikely Cities that are Changing the Way We Eat

Island Press

Look at any list of America’s top foodie cities and you probably won’t find Boise, Idaho or Sitka, Alaska. Yet they are the new face of the food movement. Healthy, sustainable fare is changing communities across this country, revitalizing towns that have been ravaged by disappearing industries and decades of inequity.

What sparked this revolution? To find out, Mark Winne travelled to seven cities not usually considered revolutionary. He broke bread with brew masters and city council members, farmers and philanthropists, toured start-up incubators and homeless shelters. What he discovered was remarkable, even inspiring.

Over the course of his travels, Winne experienced the power of individuals to transform food and the power of food to transform communities. The cities of Food Town, USA remind us that innovation is ripening all across the country, especially in the most unlikely places.

RELATED TOPICS: Social Movements, Sociology

Mark Winne has held leadership positions with several non-profit food organizations and food policy councils. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and writes, trains, and speaks about the food system. He is the author of Closing the Food Gap, Food Rebels, and Stand Together or Starve Alone.

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