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Grocery Story Book Events with Jon Steinman

September 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Come meet Jon Steinman and talk about what matters. Jon will be here with his book, Grocery Story, and ready to make a compelling case for how food co-ops, as alternatives to corporate grocery giants, are spurring the creation of delicious local food economies and stronger communities, while changing the global food system for the better.

Jon will be both here at the Co-op and the Grand Marais Public Library!

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:

  1. 1.) Deconstructs the food retail sector and the shadows cast by corporate giants
  2. 2.) Makes the case for food co-ops as an alternative
  3. 3.) 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 the community.


September 25, 2019
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
20 East 1st Street
Grand Marais, MN, MN 55604
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