The Corner Grocery: Creating Community

Dec 12, 2012

Can the corner grocery store bring prosperity to a community? Consumers are making more trips to drug, club, and dollar stores, and taking precious community money out of their neighborhoods. City Visions talks with Bay Area businesses that are re-circulating the food dollars to bring health and wealth to local residents, farmers, and artisans.

Rebuilding local food systems


  • Brahm Ahmadi -- Founder, People's Community Market, co-founder People's Grocery
  • Sam Mogannam -- Owner, San Francisco's Bi-Rite Market and co-author of "Eat Good Food: A Grocer’s Guide to Shopping, Cooking & Creating Community Through Food"
  • Bill Fujimoto -- Consultant, former co-owner and operator of Berkeley independent produce retailer, Monterey Market


Producer: Lisa Denenmark


Related Links:


Sam Mogannam

Sam Mogannam, Speaker at TEDx Presidio 2012

Bi-Rite Market

Local Grocer Cultivates a Following, Looks to Grow


Bill Fujimoto

Monterey Market
Eat At Bill's Filmmaker Page


Brahm Ahmadi

People's Community Market

Fast Company Article

SF Business Times