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.

MnStMktPalmersheimSoilsClass jpegWe hear a lot about how farmers can change their soil practices to build up healthy soils.  But what about home gardeners? How can we, with our home gardens, work with natural systems to build healthy soils? How to stop treating our soil like dirt! 

What does it mean to have healthy soil?  How can I cultivate a healthy soil ecosystem at home? What can I do to avoid using synthetic fertilizers and reaching for synthetic chemicals for pest management? This is a Question-and-Answer Forum, so come with your questions!  Or submit your questions before the March 23 session. Send to:

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•Pre-order tomato plants (38 varieties) at this link

•Pre-order native plants (including butterfly, bee and hummingbird collections), herbs, and vegetables at this link

Co-op member Katie Ballantine will provide plants for sale from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day — 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. This year, Katie also has many heirloom melons.

See photos and descriptions of each plant on the order form.  We also have descriptions at the co-op.

Of course, you can just come to the co-op during the plant sale from Sunday, May 12 through Sunday, June 16 this year, look over plants and buy them then!

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.


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 


“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 ·