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Member-Owner Appreciation Day Bulk Sale

Please join us on Tuesday, October 3rd for our Member-Owner Appreciation Day Bulk Sale – member-owners receive 10% off all bulk items*, including bulk spices, tea, coffee, cleaners, soaps and lotions, at all three of our store locations.

We’d like to thank you for being a part of our cooperative community. Mississippi Market continues to thrive thanks to the support of our dedicated member-owners. Because of you, we’ve been able to offer local and organic foods to our St. Paul neighbors for nearly 40 years! Thank you for your continued commitment to values-based community building and sustaining a robust regional food economy. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Not yet a co-op member? There’s no better time to join than now, during our annual Member-Owner Drive!

*Discount does not apply to non-discountable items (such as eggs, cut flowers, bulk produce items, cut your own soaps, and special orders)

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40% Off All Garden of Life Products

Garden Party

September 27-30 | All day, each day | All three stores
40% off all Garden of Life products*

Save 40% on all Garden of Life products during Mississippi Market’s Garden Party from September 27-30. Meet with Garden of Life (GoL), sample their range of health and wellness products, and learn which ones are best for you and your family. GoL staff will be on hand daily to answer any questions you may have about their certified organic, Non-GMO lines of protein powders, vitamins, and probiotics. Plus, there will be free fresh popcorn and smoothie samples made using their organic products.

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Klean Kanteen Savings

Planning a trip to the Great Minnesota Get-Together this year? Stay hydrated at the State Fair with reusable stainless steel bottles from Klean Kanteen. Throughout the month of August, select Classic Kanteens and accessories, including reusable lids and straws, are 25% off at the co-op. This includes a variety of their Classic, Insulated Classic, and Kid bottles in a range of sizes and colors. The insulated bottles and caps work particularly well during the heat of summer at keeping beverages like water, beer, and kombucha cool for hours on end. When the seasons begin to change, the insulated bottles can also be used to keep beverages like coffee and tea warm on brisk fall outings.

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Andalou Naturals 30% off Pop-up Sale

Sunday, July 16 | All Three Stores | All Day Sale | Active Demos 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Receive 2 for $10 on all Andalou Naturals hair care products plus 30% off all of their other beauty and personal care products

Join us on Sunday, July 16th at all three stores for our one-day-only Andalou Naturals pop-up sale! All co-op shoppers are eligible to receive a special 2 for $10 deal on all Andalou Naturals hair care products as well as 30% off all of their other beauty and personal care products in our Wellness department all day long.

Plus, personal care experts from Andalou will be offering free hand facials, sponge demonstrations, and sheet mask demonstrations from 12:00-5:00 p.m.

In addition, a number of giveaways will take place from 12:00-5:00 p.m.:

  • Spend more than $50 on Andalou Naturals products and receive a free gift with a retail value worth $20.
  • Spend less than $50 on Andalou Naturals products and receive a smaller gift such as a face mask or travel size item.
  • Enter the Andalou Naturals gift bag raffle for your chance to win even more fabulous items!

Andalou Naturals is the first Non-GMO Project Verified natural beauty brand focused on label transparency and quality ingredients. Their entire product line follows the Superior Source Ingredient Standards, which include items that are certified non-GMO and gluten-free, certified organic, organically-grown, vegetarian, vegan, sustainably sourced, fair trade, and cruelty free. Their products utilize fruit stem cell science, an antioxidant defense system inspired by nature, to hydrate, sooth, and replenish.

We carry a wide selection of their products, including shampoos and conditioners, body lotions, hand creams, cleansing foams, serums, toners, exfoliators, masks, and more. In addition to their strong ingredient sourcing standards, they’re also committed to female empowerment, equality, and education. A percentage of their profits directly support social entrepreneurship efforts for women and girls. We love Andalou Naturals!

evanhealy 30% off Pop-up Sale

Sunday, April 30 | All day | Selby store

Co-op shoppers receive 30% off all evanhealy products

Join us on Sunday, April 30th at our Selby-Dale store to save 30% on all evanhealy skincare products in our wellness department all day long. Plus, visit anytime between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a chance to meet with evanhealy skincare experts to discuss how their trio of oil, water, and clay can nourish and heal your skin.

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Member-Owner Appreciation Meat & Seafood Sale

Tuesday, April 18 | All day | All three store locations

Member-Owners receive 10% off on select meat and seafood items; some exclusions may apply.*

Mississippi Market member-owners are an integral part of our co-op community. Because of you, we’ve been able to offer local and organic foods to our St. Paul neighbors for nearly 40 years! In appreciation of our thanks, please join us on Tuesday, April 18 to save 10% on select meat and seafood items from our fresh and frozen cases.

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Make it, quick! – Grilled cheese & soup

Sometimes we just need something quick & easy for mealtime. In winter, something warm is usually preferred.  Well, one of the most comforting and quickest meals around is grilled cheese & soup. Now through February 26th, you’ll find all you need to make this quick meal on sale:

  • Amy’s organic soups – 2 for $5 (choose from chunky tomato bisque, split pea, lentil and more
  • Local, Milton’s Creamery Prairie Breeze cheddar – 20% off
  • Rudi’s organic sliced bread – $3.29 per loaf

Ask around in our aisles and you’ll find that almost everyone has their favorite way to spruce up their grilled cheese sandwich. Here’s a no-fail recipe from James, our grocery manager at Selby, for a grilled cheese sandwich that brings it up a notch:

Garlic Grilled cheese recipe

Local Profile: Rochdale Farms


Meet one of the goats responsible for Rochdale Farms’ 18 month aged goat cheddar.

A favorite producer here at Mississippi Market, Rochdale Farms Cheese is locally and cooperatively owned.  Rochdale Farms is the creation of Mary Bess Michaletz and Bentley Lein. It was created with the intention to foster the growth of small local dairy producers and to create delicious and creative cheeses.  Rochdale sells all of their cheeses exclusively to natural food cooperatives.

Most of the milk Rochdale uses comes from a network of over 325 small Amish family farms spread across Wisconsin and Minnesota. These family run farms take an extraordinary amount of care into the treatment of their animals and their land. Each farm has a small single heard of cows or goats that is milked by hand every day. The extremely fresh milk is brought to K&K creamery, in traditional milk cans, where it is produced and is overseen by Master cheese maker Tom Torkelson.

Rochdale makes affordable everyday favorites such as organic Mild & Sharp Cheddar, Provolone, and String Cheese. In addition, they have also created a tremendous line of artisan cheese. Unique and hand-made, this line includes Cellar Aged Gouda, Cave-Aged Blue, Reserve Alpine Emmentaller, and Extra Aged Goat Cheddar. Mississippi Market is excited to offer this line of cooperatively made cheese.