Your Market

The Minnesota Street Market is your hub for local food, art, and education for sustainable living, fostering community connections between land and people.

Our community-owned store sells local food and local art in the historic Loso’s Family Grocery Store (1899-2010) in downtown St. Joseph, Minnesota. 

If you’d like to learn more, read our About section.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15: Plant Sale Pre-Ordering Deadline
Katie Ballantine offers varieties of herbs, vegetables, tomatoes, an assortment of strawberries, native annual and perennial flowers, and more.  She also has 6-plant “pollinator packs,” a way to get a great selection without having to buy the plants individually. And this year, Katie also is offering some new 6-Pak Plant Collections!

Individual plants: Available this year only through pre-ordering
This is new for 2023. Get your orders in by Saturday, April 15
6-Pak Plant Collections, a way to get a great selection without having to buy plants individually.
We’ll have a variety of collections (in addition to the “Pollinator Paks” of the past). These will be available for pre-order, as well as in limited quantities at the Minnesota Street Market in May.

Check out each of the four links for the different types of plants:
—Annual Flowers and Tender Perennials: Order here
—Native Flowers & Grasses: Order here
—Tomatoes (27 varieties): Order here
—Herbs, Vegetables & Melons: Order here
See photos and descriptions of all plants on the order form. 

Choose your pickup date: Either Saturday, May 13 or Saturday, May 20.

The NEW 6-Pak Plant Collections and Pollinator Paks will be available for sale at the Minnesota Street Market in May while supplies last. 
We will have Pollinator Paks (6 plants each) for Bees, Butterflies, Monarchs, Hummingbirds. Katie has been working with the Minnesota State Horticultural Society and Gene Stark of Glacial Ridge Growers to promote help gardeners attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Each pak has 6 different perennial plants designed to attract a specific pollinator. Plus, they provide interesting color and texture to our sunny gardens. 
NEW for 2023: 6-Pak Plant Collections:

  • Herb 6-Pak
  • Heirloom Tomato 6-Pak
  • Rat Pak (Ratatouille)
  • Rookie Pak

MONDAY, MAY 1: Annual Potluck & Membership Meeting
YOU own our food & art cooperative.  We have nearly 1,200 owner-members in our St. Joseph community and beyond.  This is a time to gather; show appreciation for our members, volunteers and staff; enjoy good food and conversation; recap where we stand and where we want to go.  Please attend — and bring family, friends and potential members.

When: 5:30 pm, Monday May 1st
Where: Milk and Honey Ciders, 11738 County Road 51, St Joseph
Food: Potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert; main dish provided by MN Street Market
Entertainment: Trivia by Gary Bechtold (must be a Member-Owner to play)

We plan on kicking off the evening at 5:30pm with official business going till 6:30 when we’ll transition to Trivia!
Please RSVP by clicking here
Hope to see you there!

The Minnesota Street Market food & art cooperative is a community-owned, democratically-governed enterprise. 
Board elections take place every May and this year, we have three spots up for election. 
We seek passionate owners who care about the co-op and want to take a more active role in ensuring its continued success. Serving on the Board of Directors is one of the most rewarding ways that Owner-Members can become involved.  We seek a mix of institutional knowledge from longer-serving board members and fresh perspectives from newer board members. 
Interested? Please fill out the Board member application (in the About section of this site) and return it no later than Sunday, April 23.
This allows us to send a bio and ballot of the candidates out to our Member-Owners a week in advance. 

Current Board
Made up of community members who bring a variety of personal and professional experiences:
Term ends May 2023: Joe Degiovanni, Megan McNair, Betsy Ruckman (student).
Term ends May 2024: Hunter Grosse, Derik Weldon, Kathy Doyle.
Term end May 2025: Gary Bechtold, Stacy Titus Rauch, Addison Fraze (student).

The board has three primary roles: 
—To represent the Member-Owners of the co-op;
—To provide strategic and financial oversight for the co-op;
—To oversee and support General Manager.

Expectations: The term of office is three years. Attendance at the monthly board meeting is expected. Board members also are expected to serve on one committee: Finance, Marketing, Events or Volunteer Committee. Committee meetings vary depending upon committee.

Complete the Board Application (in the About section): 
—What excites you about being a member of the Minnesota Street Market board of directors?
—What skills and experiences would you bring to the board? What co-op issues are important to vou?
—Do you have specific goals you would like to accomplish as a board member?
—Please describe your volunteer activities in the community, including at the co-op.
—Any additional comments?
Directors assume office at the first meeting after the Annual Membership Meeting, where the board also sets its annual meeting schedule and elects officers. For bylaws and other information, check the About section.