Mark Ritchie was a key leader in the People's Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and 1970s. The
system was composed of food co-ops, worker collectives and a series of wholesale collectives that supported the retail
stores, including a bakery, produce, trucking, cheese, grains, and so on. The mission was food for people not for profit,
healthy food and land, and a new way of making decisions.
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