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By Jon Steinman
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About this project

 

Across the USA and Canada, communities are realizing that the most effective way to respond to the handful of grocery giants controlling the food supply is to become a co-owner in their neighborhood grocery stores. 

This campaign will support the development and writing of the book Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants

By supporting this project, you are effectively pre-ordering a copy of the book! Campaign funds will also go directly towards the research and writing of the book, any travel necessary in the research phase, photography, illustrations, and the book's web site. Our campaign goal at this stage is $26,700 USD ($33,725 CAD).  If our campaign exceeds our goals, funds will be directed towards our second stage of fundraising, and, if possible, into a book launch tour across the USA and Canada! Just like Community Supported Agriculture, this campaign is Community Supported Authorship! We anticipate a Spring 2019 book publication through New Society Publishers.

 

 

 

There are over 300 community-owned grocery stores across the USA and Canada.
There are over 300 community-owned grocery stores across the USA and Canada.

 

Grocery Story is a coming together of my experiences to date in the good food movement. It will draw upon my work as a journalist reporting extensively on food systems through the producing and hosting of Deconstructing Dinner and upon my 10 years on the board of directors of my community-owned grocery store - the Kootenay Co-op.

 

Deconstructing Dinner's Eggs episode featuring Eatwell Farm (Davis, CA) and The Willows Inn (Lummi Island, WA)
Deconstructing Dinner's Eggs episode featuring Eatwell Farm (Davis, CA) and The Willows Inn (Lummi Island, WA)

Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System Associate Producer, Writer, Host (2011-2014) - Documentary television and web series filmed across the USA and Canada. www.deconstructingdinner.com  

Deconstructing Dinner Producer, Writer and Host (2006-2010) - Syndicated radio show/podcast airing on 50 stations across the USA and Canada. www.deconstructingdinner.com

Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival Founder, Coordinator, Curator (2012-present) - Annual multi-day food documentary film festival. filmfest.deconstructingdinner.com 

Deconstructing Dinner - Consulting Consultant, Researcher (2011-present)  

Kootenay Co-op Board Director / President (2006-2016) www.kootenay.coop  

Nelson Flour Milling Co-op Founder, Coordinator (2012-present)

Kootenay Grain CSA (community supported agriculture) Founding Member, Steering Committee (2007-2009) www.kootenaygraincsa.ca

G.E. (Genetically Engineered) Free Kootenays Founder and Steering Committee Member (2008-2010)

Jon Steinman authored the cover story for the May/June 2017 issue of Cooperative Grocer Magazine.

 

 

Jon Steinman's Deconstructing Dinner series featured a webisode about retail food co-ops and garlic.

Jon Steinman was featured on Flavours of the West Coast where he spoke about the power of local food and food cooperatives to stimulate change in the food system.

 

For backers contributing in the "Grocery Story Supporter" category and higher, you will be contacted following the completion of a successful campaign and invited to choose from a selection of New Society Publishers titles for your rewards. Some of the titles in our selection...

 

 

Source: National Co+op Grocers
Source: National Co+op Grocers

 

Source: National Co+op Grocers
Source: National Co+op Grocers

 

If you wish to see thriving community-owned grocery stores in every community across the country, tell your friends about our campaign!

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    E-BOOK

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    GROCERY STORY SUPPORTER

    ($72 USD) The full Paperback Reward (see above) with your copy signed by Jon Steinman, plus your choice of 1 New Society book or E-book from our Kickstarter rewards list (scroll down to view some titles). We will contact you to help you select your book.

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    GROCERY STORY SUPERHERO

    ($120 USD) The full Paperback Reward (see above) with your copy signed by Jon Steinman, plus your choice of 2 New Society books or E-books from our Kickstarter rewards list (scroll down to view some titles). We will contact you to help you select your books.

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    GROCERY STORY REVOLUTIONARY

    ($400 USD) The full Paperback Reward (see above) with your copy signed by Jon Steinman, plus 4 New Society books or E-books from our Kickstarter rewards list (scroll down to view some titles). We will contact you to help you select your books.

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    PRIVATE LUNCH WITH THE AUTHOR

    ($800 USD) The full Paperback Reward (see above) with your copy signed by Jon Steinman, plus your choice of 6 New Society books or E-books from our Kickstarter rewards list (scroll down to view some titles), plus lunch with author Jon Steinman (only for backers living in an American or Canadian community with an existing or emerging food cooperative). We will contact you to help you select your books.

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    SCREENING OF DECONSTRUCTING DINNER

    ($1,990 USD) The full Paperback Reward (see above) with your copy signed by Jon Steinman, plus your choice of 10 New Society books or E-books from our Kickstarter rewards list (scroll down to view some titles), plus a private screening with Jon Steinman for you and your friends of Jon's Deconstructing Dinner television series (only for backers living in a community with an existing food cooperative). We will contact you to help you select your books.

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    GROCERY STORY PARTNER

    ($4,000 USD) The full Paperback Reward (see above) with your copy signed by Jon Steinman, plus 10 paperback copies of Grocery Story for you to distribute to your colleagues, plus your choice of 10 New Society books or E-books from our Kickstarter rewards list (scroll down to view some titles), plus a mention of you or your organization or your business on the back cover of the book and on the book's web site, plus a 40-word summary of your organization or business in the section of the book titled “Get to Know Grocery Story's Partners”. We will contact you to help you select your books.

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    WEEKEND IN NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

    ($5,150 USD) The full Paperback Reward (see above) with your copy signed by Jon Steinman, plus a weekend for two in Nelson, British Columbia with Jon Steinman (Round-trip flight to Nelson from any major airport in the U.S. or Canada (max. $1,875 USD / $2,500 CAD), three-nights accommodation at Heddlestone Village Cohousing Community, all meals covered, private tour of the Kootenay Co-op's new store, your choice of activities (max. $375 USD / $500 CAD) and ground transportation included.

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