Hosted and produced by two Organic food and farming lifers, The Checkout brings forward diverse voices and stories from the frontlines of our food system. Now more than ever, our food system is in a constant state of flux, radical change and crisis. From farm, retail and wholesale sector analyses to public policy, labor organizing and community struggles, The Checkout will expand the horizon for consumers and food industry professionals of what is possible and what is necessary to create a just, equitable and resilient food system.
lauren Ornelas on Why Amy's Kitchen Worker Are Organizing
The Checkout speaks with food justice activist lauren Ornelas on the campaign to support workers at Amy’s Kitchen, a popular vegetarian food company based in California. lauren has been a longtime animal rights, plant-based foods and social justice activist and has a unique perspective on ethical food systems.
Why Trader Joe's Workers Want A Union
The Checkout speaks with Trader Joe's United, a group of retail clerks in Hadley, Massachusetts working to organize the first ever union at Trader Joes.
The Checkout gets the scoop on the labor movement from the AFL-CIO to the Labor Notes Conference from trade unionist and fellow Texan Tevita Uhatafe.
Tommy Carden of Warehouse Workers For Justice
The Checkout speaks with Tommy Carden Lead Organizer of Warehouse Workers for Justice, an Illinois based workers center organizing in the era of Amazon.
Andrew deCoriolis of Farm Forward
The Checkout speaks with humane farming advocate Andrew deCoriolis on ending factory farming and promoting a better food system.
Kamal Bell of Sankofa Farms
The Checkout speaks with Kamal Bell of Sankofa Farms of North Carolina about Afrocentric food production, beekeeping and food justice.
Great food industry podcast
Errol has such deep knowledge of the industry and brings great insights into industry trends, workers rights, cool brands and more. Highly recommend a listen.
As a person who works in the food business, I’ve found the Checkout to be such a great resource. It’s packed with so many nuggets of information and Errol along with his guests are so knowledgeable about anything and everything that has to do with our industry.