‘Food for Thought’ Film & Book Friday
Join us on a summer evening by the lake for a documentary film screening and book launch tour stop. Shop and sample local delights at our curated food market.
Friday, July 5th
4:00 PM till 8:00 PM
2183 Lakeshore Blvd W
4-8PM: Curated Market
Stop by and browse the curated vendors at our Food Market. Chat with the growers and producers of these fantastic feasts and learn about the food you are putting on your table and the farms and people you are supporting.
Check back regularly to watch our vendor list grow:
- Albion Hills Farm Artisan Meats
- Chiamigos Instant Chia Seed Pudding
- Culcherd Vegan Cheeze
- Humbervalley Honey
- La Dee Da Gourmet Sauces
- Lapapampa Organic Dried Mango
- Zawadi Farm
6-7PM: A Silent Transformation
Join us for a screening of A Silent Transformation, a film about the transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model. Sit down with us and enjoy some popcorn and a beverage while learning about the power of co-operatives.
7-7:30PM: ‘Grocery Story’ by Jon Steinman
After the film, take part in Jon Steinman’s North American book launch of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants.
Grocery Story makes a compelling case for how food co-ops, as alternatives to corporate grocery giants, are spurring the creation of delicious local food economies and stronger communities, while changing the global food system for the better.
7:30-8PM: Panel Discussion & Questions
It’s your turn to ask questions and learn more from our experienced panel of experts:
Host and creator of the AnthroDish podcast, Sarah is a PhD candidate at McMaster University, specializing in the anthropology of health.
Executive Director of Berry Road Food Co-op, James began growing and preserving food at age six while gardening with his grandparents. Born in Vancouver, he grew up on a farm in Northern Ontario experiencing first-hand how food gets from field to table. James helped open Parkdale’s West End Food Co-op to provide a place for community engagement and education about food (in)security and access to quality food for all.
Jon was the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner and of Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System–a television and web series currently streaming online. He 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. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.
Co-creator of A ‘Silent Transformation’ and Principle, tOnic Productions.
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LOCATION: Empire Phoenix Presentation Centre
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
For learn about sponsorship opportunities please contact Jeanhy Shim, Berry Road Food Co-op Board Member and Fundraising Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org