In cooperation with the Hearst Center for the Arts, your co-op will be hosting journalist and author Jon Steinman this fall. Jon, who wrote the fascinating new book, Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants will be making the only Iowa stop during his book tour across the United States.
Grocery stores exert considerable influence over the global food supply and in the communities we live. How do the largest grocers today maintain their grip on foodmakers, communities, and eaters? Author Jon Steinman offers a preview of the research that went into his new book and he recounts his experience a s food systems journalist that would eventually lead him to write a book about consumer owned grocery stores, a.k.a. food cooperatives. Jon will share the amazing work food co-ops are communities are doing across the country.
The event is free to attend at the Hearst Center on Wednesday, October 30 from 7 – 8 p.m. Check out the book ahead of the event (the Co-op Book Club will be discussing it at their September meeting) and mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss this!