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!


YOU’RE INVITED: Celebrating 10 Years! A Decade of Persistence

Let’s gather Friday, September 10, to savor the fruits of our labors!
Food, Music, Door Prizes, Kids Activities.  Bring the whole family!

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10 years means a lot to us. A big thank you all who have made our little enterprise possible, and cheers to the next 10 years!

Our community came together in 2011 to turn the closing of a 110-year-old independent store into something new, yet connected with the roots of a locally focused small business.

It’s been hard work by all to keep our food & art cooperative going. Each year, there’s more to celebrate.

Our journey has not been easy. We’ve had to overcome incredible barriers — and much still needs to be done.

Let’s celebrate and keep the momentum going.

When: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday, September 10

Where: At the store, outdoors.  In Stacie’s fenced-in yard and our back parking lot.  

[A big thank you to Stacie Stone, founding member (#2) and steadfast supporter, for the use of her backyard for our annual celebrations!]

Music 

—Dave Cofell: “Broad Spectrum Americana,” inspired by folk, bluegrass, blues, jazz.

—Nate Chestnut Ness: Local singer/songwriter, acoustic guitar.

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Potluck Food Menu:  Megan McNair, Linda McNair, Shelly Carlson and Addie Carlson are organizing!

Main dishes: Pulled Pork (St. Joseph Meat Market); Vegan Pulled ‘Pork’ (Forest Mushrooms)

Side dishes: Brown Rice; Black Eyed Pea Salad (organic); Tomato-Beet Salad 

Bread: Dinner Rolls (Backwards Bread)

Dessert: Can you bring your favorite? 

Reducing waste: Can you bring your picnic basket with your own napkin, plate, utensils and cup?

Food waste will be composted.

ADMISSION TO THE EVENT IS FREE: No cost, though free-will donations are welcomed and gratefully accepted to offset costs.

PLEASE RSVP (Yes, No, Maybe, so we can get a head count for food!): https://forms.gle/fefQ6fBfsnnYuTSAA. And, if you cannot attend, click on the form to offer your memories and vision for the future! What’s your favorite memory of the co-op these last 10 years? What has made you most proud of the co-op in the first decade? What’s your vision for us in the years ahead? We’ll put together a montage.


COLORADO PEACHES: First shipment arrived Friday. Second comes Tuesday, Aug 31

A crew of volunteers unloaded 121 boxes Friday morning — and all of our peaches (more than 4,000 total!) were gone by Saturday afternoon.  Thank you to all who made this possible! 

Lots of smiles and stories. One person said he scooped a gushing ripe peach with a spoon. 

Another said he cuts peaches in half, coats with olive oil and cinnamon, roasts them on the grill and adds a scoop of ice cream to serve!  Yummy!

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Second shipment arrives Tuesday, Aug 31.  Reserve yours now!

Palisade Produce is an herbicide-free small orchard operation. Full-grown, tree-ripened peaches.

Box: 18-22 lbs, 30-40 peaches

Cost: $40 for members; $45 for non-members.

LIMIT: 3 boxes per household.

How to Order

Use this online form: https://forms.gle/yi3pKb3byVnqEdzYA — or call (320) 363-7733 or come to the store in person to place order on paper sign-up sheet.

Uses of tree-ripened peaches: Meant to be eaten not long after picking — or preserved by freezing or canning. 

•Eat chin-dripping-juicy ready-to-eat ripe peaches as is.

•Make a peach cobbler or peach pie.

•Freeze them. Wash and leave the skins on. Slice into sections. Lay on a cookie sheet not touching and freeze. Double bag in a zip-top bag. They should last about a year in your freezer.

•Can ‘em. Peach season is home canning season! Scald, peel, slice, and store yummy peaches in sealed mason jars.

Close to ripe peaches: Place them in a single layer on a kitchen counter and cover loosely with a towel. Let the peaches ripen at room temperature. Don’t refrigerate non-ripe peaches.


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