Food Margins: Cathy Stanton book launch event

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Registration for this event will close on June 26, 2024 @ 6:00pm.
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Join local author Cathy Stanton for the launch of her newest book, Food Margins:  Lessons from an Unlikely Grocer.

Stanton says:

"Food Margins: Lessons from an Unlikely Grocer tells the story of my involvement in a small food co-op in Orange, Massachusetts, one of the poorest towns in one of the wealthiest American states. Part memoir and part history lesson, the book traces the tangled economic and political histories of the plantation, the factory, and the supermarket through the life of one New England town and tells the story of a rural community imagining and creating a viable alternative to the mainstream in a time of increasingly urgent need to build a more socially and ecologically just food system.

Available directly from the University of Massachusetts Press or your favorite independent bookseller. Or, you know, Amazon too."

“Cathy Stanton presents a piercing, passionate, and profoundly braided account of the community’s effort to save a small food co-op.”—Julian Agyeman, coeditor of Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability

“Stanton’s writing is accessible and enjoyable, not academic. She is engaged, committed, and even hopeful without being naive or cynical. She mixes scholarly inquiries with personal experience, resulting in vivid and unexpected insights into the American food system.”—Brian Donahue, author of Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town

Cathy Stanton teaches at Tufts University in Boston and is the past board chair of local food co-op, Quabbin Harvest.


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