Last Year's Owner Meeting

Annual Owner Meeting & Party

It’s time to celebrate YOU, the BriarPatch Owner Community!

The 2019 Annual Owner Meeting & Party will be held Thursday, October 24 at the beautiful, historic Miners Foundry in downtown Nevada City, California. Doors open at 4:45 p.m., followed by the start of dinner at 5 p.m. At 5:30 the owner meeting begins, featuring this year’s special guest speaker, Jon Steinman.

Jon is the author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants.  This is your chance to hear Jon speak about how co-ops like BriarPatch are creating local, food-based economies and changing the world in positive ways!

About Jon Steinman

Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most authoritative strand of the food web has received surprisingly little attention: the grocery store—the epicenter of our food-gathering ritual.

Through penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements.

Jon has studied and worked with all things food for over two decades. He was the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast, Deconstructing Dinner, once ranked as the most-listened-to food podcast in Canada. He is the writer and host of Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System – a streaming television and web series. He is the curator and coordinator of the annual Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival featuring compelling food documentaries. From 2006-2016, Jon was an elected director of the Kootenay Co-op – Canada’s largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

The Menu

by Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering & BriarPatch Chefs

Crustless Homestyle Turkey Pot Pie

White Bean Vegan Sausage Cassoulet

Roasted Autumn Root Vegetables

Classic Green Beans Almandine

Baby Greens Fennel Fig Salad w/ Rosemary Balsamic

Mini Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies

Mini Pumpkin Cookies

Mini Almond Tea Cookies

Assorted Chocolates & Candies

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