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Grocery Story: Author Talk and Book Signing

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Author Talk and Book Signing

Date: Sunday, September 15th

Time: 4-5pm

Location: The Food Co-op Annex - 2110 Lawrence St. Port Townsend

Books will be available for sale at the event.

We will be providing light refreshments prepared by our deli team.

—- Can’t make the talk event? Jon will be in store tabling on September 15th from 11-1pm.

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.

About the Author

Jon Steinman has studied and worked with all things food for over two decades. He was the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner, once ranked as the most-listened-to food podcast in Canada. Jon is the writer and host of Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System – a television and web series currently streaming online. Jon coordinates and curates the annual Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival of compelling food documentaries and was an elected director from 2006-2016 of the Kootenay Co-op – Canada's largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016. Other initiatives Jon has been a part of include the Kootenay Grain CSA - Canada’s first community supported agriculture project for grain, G.E. Free Kootenays - successfully lobbied municipalities to restrict the cultivation of genetically engineered plants and trees, the Nelson Flour Milling Co-op, and Heddlestone Village Cohousing Community. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.