Shop Small, Buy Local

A round or oval local sign in the store indicates an item that comes from Minnesota or four surrounding states—Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, or South Dakota.

The Co-op also carries a variety of hyper-local foods—foods that were raised, grown, or made within a 100 mile radius (some of our local producers are profiled below). Eating local is good for the economy because money from each transaction stays in our region. It connects community members to the people who grow or produce their food, while helping to support family farms. Eating local is respectful of the environment because food doesn’t travel far, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Often, hyper-local food is harvested or processed the same day it arrives at the Co-op—more nutritious and delicious!

a photo of a local product label

Meet Some Of Our Local Producers

Alemar Cheese Company
Mankato, MN – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Barsy’s Almonds
MN – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Ben Penner Farms
Belle Plaine, MN – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Caves of Faribault
Faribault, MN

Cedar Crate Farm (Kasota, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

East Henderson Farm (Henderson, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Ferndale Market (Cannon Falls, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Hendrycks Apiaries (Lafayette, MN)

Hope Creamery (Hope, MN)

Kohnert Organic Farms (Montgomery, MN)

Lakota Made (Mankato, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Little Big Sky Farm (Henderson, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Living Land Farm (St. Peter, MN)

Lucky’s Popcorn Dressing (Mankato, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Prairie Pride Farm (Mankato, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Rebel Rooster Farm (Mankato, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

River Rock Kitchen & Baking Co (St. Peter, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog

Thousand Hills Cattle Co. (Cannon Falls, MN)

Under The Sun Herbs (Madelia, MN) – Learn more about this producer on our blog