We are thrilled that author Jon Steinman is stopping at the Co-op as a part of his national book release tour for his new book, Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants. Come meet Jon and talk about the book during a book signing from 11:00-2:30. Then be sure to stay for his presentation at Johnson Hall from 3:00-3:45. This event is FREE and open to the public. We will be offering 10% off your entire purchase for members of the Co-op all day, Saturday May 4th, during the event. Also, by attending the presentation at Johnson Hall, you will have a chance to win a $50 Co-op gift certificate!
About the Book:
Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most authoritative strand of the food web has received surprisingly little attention: the grocery store—the epicenter of our food-gathering ritual.
Through penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements. Author Jon Steinman:
Deconstructs the food retail sector and the shadows cast by corporate giants
Makes the case for food co-ops as an alternative
Shows how co-ops spur the creation of local food-based economies and enhance low-income food access.
Grocery Story is for everyone who eats. Whether you strive to eat more local and sustainable food, or are in support of community economic development, Grocery Story will leave you hungry to join the food co-op movement in your own community.