Our General Manager


Board president Pia Lopez and vice president Jim Degiovanni are sharing management duties on a volunteer basis.

We have a very capable and dedicated assistant manager in Addie Carlson; enthusiastic part-time staff in Lisa Baker. Our student workers Anne Gleich, Brian Koch, Seth Peterson and Katie Stelzner have graduated after four years with the co-op (Congratulations!) and we now have a new crew. Welcome Morgan Durban, Laura Lanigan, Laura Precourt and Megan Noetzel.  Also welcome Kate Tschakert, one of our founding co-op members and experienced natural foods buyer, who works on Fridays.

We also have a faithful and devoted crew of volunteers — and always are looking for more.

Your co-op in 2016 celebrated its 5th Anniversary with 300 people, great music and food! We have been a model of frugality, nurturing the old-fashioned values of making do with what we can afford. Entering 2017, our sixth year, we are a low-budget, do-it-yourself sweat-equity enterprise, not a capital-intensive mega-operation.

In 2016, we were a break-even enterprise, focused on the basics. In 2017, we aim to continue building on this foundation, as we increase our revenue and expand our offerings.

You can be sure of the foods you buy at the co-op. No synthetic pesticides, herbicides or petro-chemical fertilizers in the produce. No hormones or antibiotics in the meats. Food animals treated humanely.

With your help, 2017 will be a year focused on engaging with our members, expanding our inventory and increasing our sales. Your face-to-face recommendations, as well as your presence in the store as shoppers and volunteers, are the best advertising we have. In 2017, we want the Minnesota Street Market to be a friendly, community gathering place, in addition to a place to buy food and art!

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