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Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants by Jon Steinman

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  "Steinman shows us we can confront the power of food retailser and create an inclusive, health promoting, and sustainable food system" Rod MacRae, Asssociate Professor York University. 

In northern MN we've got Natural Harvest Food Coop in Virginia, Harmony Coop in Bemidji, Crow Wing Food Coop in Brainerd and the soon to be Free Range Coop in Grand Rapids. 

Steinman will be in northern MN this July (Grand Rapids) and September (Bemidji).

Grocery Story 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

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.