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Local Authors at the GPL: Cathy Stanton


About This Event

The Greenfield Public Library welcomes local author Cathy Stanton on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 pm, to discuss her book, Food Margins: Lessons from an Unlikely Grocer.

Food Margins tells the story of a small food co-op in Orange Massachusetts, a former mill town searching for its place in the twenty-first century economy. 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. It also 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.

Cathy Stanton is Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Tufts University. She has written widely about industrial and agricultural history in the American northeast, none of which prepared her for the challenges of actually trying to stay afloat in the grocery business.

Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

This program is free and open to the public.

Event Details

Date & Time: June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Event Cost: Free
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Event Venue

Venue Name: Greenfield Public Library
Phone: 413-772-1544
412 Main St
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States