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Simple, Good, and Tasty Book Club

"This Organic Life" by Joan Dye Gussow

This book club is all about the food. Literally.

Mississippi Market Co-op, in partnership with the Minneapolis-based Simple, Good, and Tasty blog, has launched a book club centered on local, organic, sustainable, fair trade, healthy food books.

“We knew there was a market for people to talk about food-related issues,” says Darci Gauthier, the co-op’s Member Services Manager.

“As a community, we’re becoming more mindful of the food we eat, more concerned about eating wisely.”

Mississippi Market Co-op, which has two St. Paul locations, felt that a book club would be a terrific way to engage the community and get people talking about food in their families, homes, and markets.

Gauthier, who also blogs for Eat Local, America!, is excited about the increasing awareness of local farmers and locally-produced foods, and hopes the initiative will further broaden understanding of the agricultural community in the Midwest.

So far, the club has met to discuss Michael Pollan’s latest book, “Food Rules,” and Catherine Friend’s “Compassionate Carnivore.”

“It’s been very successful,” says Gauthier. “People have shown a lot of interest.”

The April selection is “This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader,” by highly acclaimed nutritionist Joan Dye Gussow.

Books are available to purchase at Mississippi Market Co-op locations.

Meeting Details
Upcoming dates: Thursday, April 29 and Thursday, May 27
Place: Mississippi Market Co-op, 622 Selby Ave., St. Paul
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
To register: Call the co-op at 651-310-9499

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