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Local Foodmakers

The People Behind the Products

From: Grocery Story


Examples of local foodmakers and the pitfalls they experience in supplying grocery chains are described. The role of food co-ops as small business incubators and the fair dealiing policies co-ops employ are also described. A series of producer profiles is followed with two examples of the ripple effects of the local food dollar and planning with farmers.



John Steinman

Jon Steinman is the producer and host of Deconstructing Dinner, the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast (2006-2010) and streaming television series. Jon coordinates and curates the annual Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival and 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, BC.