Your Market


msm-sign 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.


mnstmkttheisenclass2feb2019 jpegCLASS AT THE CO-OP. Todd Theisen, “Rejuvenative Farming: Beyond Sustainability.” 10am – 12noon, Saturday, February 2. Free, but do let us know if you can attend! Email us: info@mnstreetmarket.com

Todd Theisen is all about restoration — whether it’s old floors, homes or the land.

Remember when the Theisen’s 5,400-square-foot barn burned down in November 2014? Come hear about their life-changing transformation and experiences.

Learn about the Theisen family’s Creek Wood Acres farm on County Road 160 in St. Joseph Township.

Todd asks: “Why have we come to use so much poison in the development of our food, polluting our environment and bodies?”

Conventional farming deals with depleted soils with heavy use of chemical fertilizers and unhealthy plants also call for increased use of pesticides and herbicides — leading to a cycle of dependency on artificial inputs, which we then eat in the crops produced.

In contrast, two words sum up the Theisen approach: All Natural. No pesticides, no insecticides, no herbicides, no chemicals — Period!

At Creekwood Acres, the Theisens set out to produce humanely raised animals, restoring and bettering the land with each passing season, while producing high-quality food. The systems are quite simple, yet labor-intensive. Their farming and grazing practices rebuild soil organic matter and restore soil biodiversity

Todd says: “The process rejuvenates the environment and us, hence the circle of life and a meaningful connection to our food source. Rejuvenative farming aims to restore oneness to the fragmented web of life.”

About Todd: He grew up in Pleasant Acres in St. Joseph, graduated from Apollo High School, studied carpentry at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. The Theisens are founding members of the co-op (#11) and volunteer each year to oil our 120-year-old floors.

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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.

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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!”


Meet Member-Owner #509: Hosanna Fortmeyer, pictured here with friend, Katelyn Boyer, from her hometown in Kansas 

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“I shop at the Minnesota Street Market because I want to support smaller stores that provide local and/or organic options. I believe that spending my money this way is a way to vote for the kind of food system I want to see, and has an impact beyond simply feeding myself. Plus there are so many wonderful things to try at the co-op!”

 

Hours: Mon–Fri 9 am–7 pm · Sat 10 am–6 pm · Sun 11 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