Your Market


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

The Minnesota Street Market, a cooperatively owned store, sells local food and local art in the former Loso’s store in downtown St. Joseph, MN. Open to the public, there is no membership required to shop at the Market.

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

Please contact us if you are interested in joining as a member or volunteering at the store.


Coronavirus COVID-19 and the Co-op: A message from Pia Lopez, General Manager

We are in a deeply challenging, uncertain time.

We all need to take care of ourselves and, especially, of vulnerable people in our community during this public health emergency.  We owe a special debt of gratitude to doctors and nurses, health-care workers, first responders, teachers, nursing home workers, pharmacy workers and more.

We also quickly have come to realize that those who work in grocery stores are on the front lines of this crisis.

We will all need food as we work our way through this period — and keeping our food stores going is essential.  At the Minnesota Street Market, we are committed to doing our best to continue to provide you with fresh, local, nutritious, natural and organic foods that are free of synthetic chemicals, hormones and antibiotics —  as we all try to eat healthy to boost our immune systems.

As a small store, we don’t have too many people shopping at once. You can easily shop at times when there are very few other shoppers. Morning and early afternoon hours are the least crowded.

We are slightly changing our store hours:  We will open 9am to 6pm seven days a week.

One of our strengths is that we source from multiple suppliers, not from one central warehouse.  We feel grateful to work with small, local producers within our state and region!   When we were running low on eggs Saturday morning, we were able to call a producer in Cold Spring.  Jim Kruger of Organic Food Plot dropped by with more eggs!  Two days later, Cheri & Don Sauerer of DCBL Acres in Avon also brought eggs when we needed them.

As we all stay close to home, let’s remember all of our local businesses — from our local farmers and artisan food producers to our local artists.  As you shop in our little store, you’ll also see new art exhibits that have gone up in the last couple of weeks — and more still to come.  We all need food for our bodies — and art helps to feed our souls.   Wander through our store to revel in beauty, creativity and the sense of interconnectedness that art brings.

This is a time for all of us to pull together to work our way through this crisis.  Thank you for your loyalty, your support and trust.


SPRING IS HERE: Gentlewomen and men, start your gardens!

The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) is Thursday, March 19. From this day, the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun. We will start to get longer, sunnier days. Yay!

Pre-order for our annual Mother’s Day to Father’s Day plant sale.

Our annual plant sale is special.  MnStMkt member-owner Katie Ballantine (#90) selects the most popular, best-growing native, heirloom and interesting plants for our region.

Pre-order now for May pickup at the co-op. The pre-order period goes right up until Mother’s Day.

We have 3 order forms this year.  Work your way through each, picking your plants.  Photos and descriptions of each plant are on the order form.  [We also have descriptions at the co-op.] We will send an email confirming your order(s) and your total cost. 

Click on order forms here:

Wildflowers & Native Grasses order form

Herbs, Vegetables and Melons order form

Tomatoes order form


MEET YOUR BOARD  

John Merkle, Kathy Doyle, Lisa Lindgren, Grant Stromgren, our new President Jim Degiovanni, Secretary Patty Weishaar — and our new General Manager Pia Lopez.  Not pictured:  Vice President Corrie Gross, Terri Johnson, Rachel Brodeur, Ray Sjogren, Derik Weldon, Danee Voss and Brigid Mark. We appreciate your passion, guidance, and dedication. Couldn’t do all we do without you!


Lots of fresh, local produce!
From many varieties of leafy greens to broccoli to cabbages, and more, we work with farmers in Stearns County and in our region to bring you the freshest, highest-quality and sustainably-raised produce from as close by as we can get it.

Produce

When you buy fresh, local produce at our community-owned store, you are supporting the local economy, real food grown locally, local growers in our region, and sustainable farming practices.

And food delivered direct from the farm is tasty. As member-owner Kathy Doyle of St. Joseph says:  “Food tastes better when you know the person who grew it!”

Hours: Mon–Fri 9 am–7 pm · Sat–Sun 9 am–6 pm
Location: 27 West Minnesota Street, St. Joseph, MN 56374 · Mailing Address: PO Box 397, St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-7733 · info@mnstreetmarket.com