Historic trade route re-opened to deliver groceries by sailboat

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The Slow Food movement has for a while now been hoping to provide an alternative to fast food, which can sacrifice quality and social responsibility for speedy delivery and profit. The Vermont Sail Freight Project is now aiming to re-open a trade route between Vermont and New York in order to deliver local, non-perishable foods to those living along its path — without the need for oil. Led by Erik Andrus, the scheme was successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year, which raised enough money to begin building the vessel. The 39-foot barge will be capable of…

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