CUESA | Talk: The Future of Good Groceries

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Sat 8am–2pm | Tue & Thu 10am–2pm

The Future of Good Groceries

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Sorry, there is no waiting list, but you can watch live-streamed video of the discussion on CUESA’s Facebook page at 6:15 PST, or catch up later by listening to our audio recording, which will be shared in our e-letter after the event.

The proposed Amazon-Whole Foods merger is shaking up the world of food retail, and CUESA is convening a panel of experts to discuss the future of local, sustainable groceries. On-demand food delivery and meal kits are becoming well established, and other innovations like push-button ordering, smart fridges, and checkout-free shopping are vying for our attention. As technology advances, how will our shopping evolve? How can conscientious consumers enjoy these conveniences without diluting their values? Can the small guys—like family-owned businesses, local farmers, and farmers markets—survive the demand for instant gratification at a low price? Eaters want to know.


  • Barb Stuckey, President of Mattson and author of Taste: Surprising Stories & Science on Why Food Tastes Good
  • Marcy Coburn, Executive Director, CUESA (moderator)

The talk will be followed by a reception with farmers market refreshments. 

Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, San Francisco


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »