$5 Community Dinners

May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Summers should be for relaxing, socializing and enjoying great food together. Don't heat up your kitchen, come eat with us and our Co-op community!   Introducing... $5 Community Dinners   Bring family, friends and neighbors for a delicious, made-from-scratch meal in our café. Enjoy everything on our hot bar—for just $5 a pound!   Starting May 31st and continuing on the last Friday of each month through the summer, join us for a great deal and a family-friendly meal from 5-9 pm.   Our June menu features 100% grass-fed burgers and local Marksbury Farm brats (plus Beyond Meat versions of both for our veg friends) as well as fried chicken, mac and cheese and a variety of made-from-scratch sides to complete your meal!  

Carnegie at the Co-op: Writing for Magazines

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
From citywide publications like Louisville and Indianapolis Monthly to elite national glossies like The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, magazines provide a unique opportunity for nonfiction writers to showcase their work in a forum where they are not constrained by word counts or rigid style. This three-part class takes place on June 12th, 19th, and 26th. In it, you’ll learn what it takes to get published in a leading magazine– from identifying a worthy subject to crafting a pitch sure to attract an editor’s attention. This class is suitable for all writing levels. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Joe's work has been published by magazines including the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, and Louisville Magazine. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $39 for Good Foods owners and can be purchased here.

“Grocery Story” by Jon Steinman Book Signing & Presentation

June 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Grocery stores owned by their customers are nothing new. They’ve been around in a lasting and meaningful way for the better part of the past century – and yet, very little has been written about them – particularly in book form. In a new book from author Jon Steinman of Deconstructing Dinner, the role of consumer food co-ops is examined through an eye-opening account of the history of grocery retailing in America, the rise of chain grocers and the impact these grocery giants have had on the entire food system from farm to plate.

To launch Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants, Steinman is embarking on an extensive tour across the U.S. and Canada throughout 2019 with visits to upwards of 150 food co-ops from coast to coast. Members and customers of food co-ops will have the opportunity to meet Steinman inside the stores, purchase a signed copy, and attend presentations, book readings and discussions.

“I couldn’t imagine any other way to launch this book,” says Steinman of the ambitious book tour. “Grocery stores represent the most vital, and yet often forgotten link in the food system. This book was written to both remind and introduce eaters to the significant influence consumer-owned food cooperatives can have in reshaping global and local food systems and economies. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with food cooperators across the country.”

Author Jon Steinman
Steinman will be visiting existing co-ops with storefronts and those only just emerging. There are presently 230 food co-ops across the United States with more than 300 locations among them. Another 100 are in their start-up phase.

Grocery Story will be of particular interest to existing and soon-to-be members of food co-ops and to anyone passionate about expanding access to healthy, clean, local food in their communities. Foodmakers of all sizes are also encouraged to attend events. Steinman devotes considerable attention in the book to the challenges and opportunities smaller-scale foodmakers encounter when working within the dominant food system channels.

As part of his tour, Steinman will be visiting Good Foods Co-op on Friday, June 21st. He'll be signing books from 10 am - 4:30 pm followed by a presentation and Q&A starting at 5:30 in the Community Room. For more information on the book and the tour visit www.grocerystory.coop.

If you'd like to join other members of the Co-op community to read and discuss this book, please email Shelby Isert at shelbyisert@gmail.com.

Film Series – How We Grow

July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - July 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The July feature in our 2019 Film Series is "How We Grow". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.

HOW WE GROW seeks to tell the story that digs deeper- beyond the farmers markets and local food access into the ways in which communities rebuild themselves around agriculture. The film is a coming of age story of a community re-learning how to work together and growing stronger in the process. Inspired by the drive and dedication of the next generation of agricultural leaders in the Roaring Fork Valley, the community explores how to overcome pressing issues. Land access, income inequality, and a short growing season turn from barriers into levers as these ambitious young farmers discover ways to get healthy, sustainably produced, locally grown, nutrient dense food onto the tables of everyone in the community.

  Watch the trailer HERE

  Mark you calendar for many more thought-provoking films to be screened at Good Foods Co-op through the end of the year:

  September 11 - Resilience

November 13 - The Food Cure

Laughter Yoga

July 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - July 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for laughter yoga and laugh as you've never laughed before. No flexibility or sense of humor required!! Bring water and something to lay on (yoga mat, blanket, towel, etc) and wear loose comfortable clothing. (This class can be done sitting and does not require laying down.) Everyone is welcome, we accommodate all genders, ages, and abilities. Bring a friend and share the joy of laughter! The goal is to leave feeling less stressed and more joyful while improving your overall health! ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jaime is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader and has taught for three years. Tickets are $7 for General Admission and $5 for owners and can be purchased here.

Film Series – Resilience

September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The September feature in our 2019 Film Series is "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

  Watch the trailer HERE

  Mark your calendar for our last thought-provoking film of the 2019 Film Series:  

November 13 - The Food Cure

Film Series – The Food Cure

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The fourth and final feature in our 2019 Film Series is "The Food Cure". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.

Can dietary measures halt or even reverse an advanced and lethal disease? This documentary follows the extraordinary stories of six cancer patients who decide to tackle their disease with fruit and vegetables. Will lifestyle changes and a plant-based diet work where aggressive chemotherapies, targeted drugs, and high-tech medicine often fail? The film records the patients’ diverse experiences over a timespan of more than 5 years. Could lifestyle methods like these - as yet untested and unapproved by medical authorities - be the missing link?

  Watch the trailer HERE