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!


SIGNS OF SPRING: Start planning your gardens!

The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) was Saturday, March 20. From this day, the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun. We have longer, sunnier days. Yay! 

Get ready to grow! Pre-ordering for our Annual Plant Sale is on.

Our Mother’s Day to Father’s Day plant sale partnership with Katie Ballantine (Member #90) continues! 

Katie 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.

As in past years, you can pre-order your plants for the 2021 growing season! 

Place your orders early to reserve your plants — and get the best plant selection. Some plants do sell out. 

We’ll put your order together and have it ready for the pickup date you choose: 

Saturday, May 8 or Saturday, May 15. 

ORDER TOMATOES HERE

This year we have 37 varieties of Tomatoes! They are separated into sections by type: Grape/Cherry (7), Saladette (3), Paste (4), Mid-Size(13) and Beefsteak(10).

ORDER HERBS, VEGGIES, MELONS HERE

We have 33 Herbs and 7 Specialty Herbs; Strawberries (2); Rhubarb (1); Vegetable, 4-pk (34); Lettuce (Seed Saver’s Mix); Vegetable 3″ (21); Melon (13); Pepper, Sweet (13); Pepper;  Paprika (2);  Pepper, Ancho/Poblano (2); Pepper, Hot (10); Squash, Winter (16); and Squash, Summer (5).

ORDER NATIVE PLANTS HERE

We have Pollinator Paks, Native Flowers for Shade (7), Native Flowers for Sun (34), Native Grasses for Shade (1), and Native Grasses for Sun (4).


Looking forward in 2021!

2020 was a year of daily uncertainties and major changes at the Minnesota Street Market.  The phrase, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” just might apply. We have been made better by it all.

We have had our share of high-stress times this year — a perfect storm of equipment failures, staffing challenges, and financial challenges.

We adapted quickly to “social distancing” (a term none of us knew before March!) and wearing masks to protect those around us.  We have tried so hard to be both a safe place and a place of community when so many places were shut down. Even 1- to 2-minute conversations became so important. 

We have been persistent in finding ways to make needed capital improvements and replacing equipment. 

Our staff have been so admirably agile and adaptable in responding to change.

We have minimized supply bottlenecks. Our buyer has had such a keen, creative eye for keeping us well supplied.

The all-volunteer Art Committee did a revamp of our consignment program.  The art displays look fabulous and we have never sold more art.  

We were nimble in booting up curbside pickup and home deliveries, and people have been so appreciative. We received a beautiful card with a pop-up tree and handwritten message  that makes all the hard work worth it.

We have been blessed with deep loyalty of customers and volunteers, who help week-after-week.

We look to 2021, with healthier finances, an eye toward growth, and expecting better things to come.



Home Delivery and Curbside Pickup

We are open 9am to 7pm, seven days a week, for in-person shopping (with the exception of a few holidays during the year).  No crowds. No lines.

Your Minnesota Street Market staff and volunteers also are working to bring groceries and supplies to our community.  We want to make to make this time of pandemic safer and more convenient for all. Spread the word to people you know!

Curbside Pickup:  Thursday and Saturday.

Home Delivery:  Friday. You can get fresh baked bread delivered to you on this day!

Click here for link to the Online Order Form.

Or call us at the store to place an order: 320-363-7733. We’ll walk through the store with you on the phone, so you can select the items you need.

Please order by 6pm the day before, so we can organize the orders.

 


Hours: 9 am – 7 pm · Seven days a week
Location: 27 West Minnesota Street, St. Joseph, MN 56374 · Mailing Address: PO Box 397, St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-7733 · info@mnstreetmarket.com