This chapter draws on two sets of literatures that look at alternatives or responses to the crises of capitalism, and the resultant emerging shadow structures that come from two opposing perspectives. The data suggest that taking part in subsistence food production can in some ways be understood as the result of neoliberal ideologies that have privatized what ought to be public issues like access to healthy foods. Yet, communities of practice that develop among producers have the potential to upend traditional neoliberal logic and develop into shadow structures through various interstitial strategies. This chapter adds to the literature by suggesting that these diverse communities of practice, horizontal in form, may represent a shadow structure that can be employed for social change if or when certain contradictions of late capitalism come to pass.