Book of the Month, Jan. 2018 - Grocery

January 2018 – Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

In our fourth selected book for AgBookClub, we’ll be discussing Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman. This book gives us a look at something we don’t give much thought to in the food system: grocery stores. How have they evolved? How do they dictate how we shop? How have our shopping habits changed and what impact do they have on the food retail industry?

Here’s what you need to do this month:

Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, read over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book.

Read the book.

  • Week 1: Pages 1 – 76 (Twitter chat on 1/3)
  • Week 2: Pages 77 – 138 (Twitter chat on 1/10)
  • Week 3: Pages 139 – 176 (Twitter chat on 1/17)
  • Week 4: Pages 177 – 260 (Twitter chat on 1/24)
  • Week 5: Pages 261 – 292 (Twitter chat on 1/31)

Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. Learn how to participate in a Twitter chat here. While we hope you can participate in our discussion every week, we know that everyone has busy schedules. If, for some reason, you have to miss a week of #AgBookClub, we’ll make sure to post a recap of our discussion on our blog. We always include general questions that can be answered by anyone, so please don’t hesitate to jump in the Twitter chat if you didn’t have a chance to read the section we’re discussing. We welcome any and all to join the discussion!

Happy reading!

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