Hungry for change? Put the power of food co-ops on your plate and
grow your local food economy. 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
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