Labels & Signage

a photo of a green sign that says sale

Discounts for everyone. Items with this sign are on sale—it’s that simple. Check for your dollar savings in the bottom right-hand corner.

a photo of a green sign that says organic

Trying to eat more organic? Look for these signs. If items are local, signs will include state of origin. Hyper local items will include farm names.

a photo of a orange sign that says owner specials

Discounts for owners only. Owner-only specials are one of the perks of joining the Co-op! Look for the orange signs for exclusive deals, sales, and discounts.

a photo of a green sign that says Co-op deals

Discounts for everyone. Specials on national and regional brands. Check for your dollar savings in the bottom right-hand corner.

a photo of a purple sign that says Co-op basics

Discounts for everyone. Co+op Basics offer everyday low prices on popular grocery and household items.

a photo of a green sign that says fresh deals

Discounts for everyone. Fresh Deals offer weekly sale items on fresh foods, including produce, meat, cheese, and the Deli.

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Our definition of local includes items hailing from five surrounding states—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North & South Dakota.
Products we love. If you see the “We Love This” sign, it means that item is a staff favorite!
“New” signs indicate products that have recently been added to the shelves at the St. Peter Food Co-op.

Universal Labels

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Fair Trade Certified™

Fair Trade is a global trade model and certification that allows shoppers to quickly identify products that were produced in an ethical manner. Items labeled as Fair Trade Certified™ have been made with respect for people and our planet—promoting safe, healthy working conditions; protecting the environment; enabling transparency; and empowering communities to build strong, thriving businesses.

For customers, Fair Trade offers a powerful way to reduce poverty through everyday shopping. For farmers and workers in developing countries, Fair Trade offers better prices, improved terms of trade, and the business skills necessary to produce high-quality products that can compete in the global marketplace. Through vibrant trade, farmers and workers can improve their lives and plan for their futures. Today, Fair Trade benefits more than 1.2 million farming families in 70 developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Learn more about Fair Trade practices and products.

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USDA Organic

Items carrying the USDA Organic seal have been certified as meeting the standards and regulations set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA organic regulations describe organic agriculture as the application of a set of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. These include maintaining or enhancing soil and water quality; conserving wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife; and avoiding use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering. Organic producers use natural processes and materials when developing farming systems—these contribute to soil, crop and livestock nutrition, pest and weed management, attainment of production goals, and conservation of biological diversity.

Learn more about organic methods and labeling.