Belfast Co-op Board of Directors
As We Present
A Conversation with Author Jon Steinman
Grocery Story: The promise of Food Co-ops
in the age of Grocery Giants
This talk was recorded Live via Zoom on Sunday, April 10, 2022 • 3-4 PM
Belfast Co-op Board of Directors invites you to join your fellow cooperators for a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.
In 2019, Author Jon Steinman completed what might be the most extensive tour of food co-ops… ever! Over the span of 6 months, Jon visited 125 food co-ops and he continues to keep a close eye on the state of the food co-op movement nationwide.
For this event, Jon will take us on an extensive visual slideshow tour of food co-ops across the country and he’ll speak about the heightened importance today of community-owned grocery stores like ours. Drawing on his over 15 years of experience as a food systems journalist, Jon will share his insights into the impact food co-ops have had on the transformation of the food system over the previous 50 years and offer insights into the ‘food co-op of the future’.
“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.”
Find out more about the book: grocerystory.coop