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The Co-Op Advantage


For more than 30 years, Twin Cities Natural Food Co-ops have been providing local communities with an extensive, ever-growing variety of fresh, local, sustainable, Fair Trade and organic food and products.

Over those three decades, they have built close relationships with local farmers, growers and artisans—providing a level of safety and trust. Nearly 25 percent of their food sales are from products that are locally grown or produced. Why is local so important? The fruits and vegetables sold at co-ops are purchased from local farmers when the food is ripe. The food is transported quickly and carefully to co-op stores for maximum freshness, flavor, and vital nutrients.

When people buy in-season, locally grown and organic foods, they not only receive better tasting food, they also support minimal use of carbon-based fuels and fertilizers, making less of an impact on the environment.

In addition to local and organic foods, co-ops offer a vast assortment of flavorful spices, artisan cheeses, grass-fed meat and dairy products, Fair Trade coffees, teas, and chocolates.

There are more co-ops per capita in Minnesota than anywhere else in the country. There are 11 community-owned Natural Food Co-ops serving the area’s nearly 3 million residents at 14 locations ranging from Cambridge to St. Peter, Chanhassen to Stillwater, and all points in between. While co-ops are member-owned, everyone is encouraged to come in and take advantage of the fresh, flavorful food and friendly service.

For more information, visit www.twincitiesfood.coop

 


Stop by a local co-op and find out what’s in it for you!

Anoka

Lakewinds Natural Foods
1917 2nd Ave. S.

Burnsville

Valley Natural Foods
13750 County Rd. 11

Cambridge

City Center Market
122 N. Buchanan St.

Chanhassen

Lakewinds Natural Foods
435 Pond Promenade

Minneapolis

Eastside Food Co-op
2551 Central Ave. N.E.

Linden Hills Co-op
2813 W. 43rd St.

Linden Hills Natural Home

2822 W. 43rd St.

Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli
2111 E. Franklin Ave.

The Wedge Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave. S.

Minnetonka

Lakewinds Natural Foods
17501 Minnetonka Blvd.

Northfield

Just Food Co-op
516 S. Water St.

St. Paul

Mississippi Market
1810 Randolph Ave. and
622 Selby Ave

St. Peter

St. Peter Food Co-op
119 W. Broadway

Stillwater

River Market
221 N. Main St

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