100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
August 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - August 28, 2022 @ 2:30 pm
Panel: The Past, Present and Future of Food Cooperatives in the Bay Area Sunday,
Learn how food cooperatives have been an integral part of both the food and justice movement, as well
as workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area since the Sixties. Featuring Celia LoBuono
Gonzales of Other Avenues in San Francisco, Sue Lopez from Arizmendi Bakery in San Francisco,
Paula Schnese from Cultivate Community Food Co-op in Benicia & Jameelah Lane of The DEEP
Grocery Coop in Oakland, moderated by Shanta Sacharoff, author of Other Avenues are Possible:
Legacy of the Peoples Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Other Avenues maintains a thriving business that provides food and supplies for sustainable living.
They support organic and local farms, cooperatives and other small businesses and serve as a model of
workplace democracy for the community. In 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors inducted
Other Avenues as a San Francisco Legacy Business, reserved for historic small businesses that have
operated in San Francisco for over 40 years.
Arizmendi Bakery is a worker-owned cooperative specializing in morning pastries, artisan breads and
gourmet pizza, located in the Inner Sunset.
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s mission is to build a thriving, full-service, natural grocery store in
the Benicia/Vallejo area that is owned by the people.
The DEEP (Deep East Oakland Empowering the People) is a worker-owned grocery cooperative
dedicated to restoring East Oakland’s community with fresh organic produce, community
Sunday, 8/21/2022 from 1:00 to 2:30.
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, S.F, CA 94102 ; Ph: 415-557-4400