Eco-stamp Program

When you bring your own bag to the co-op, everyone wins! You save us a bag, you save a tree and you save money. That’s right – you’ll receive a credit of 5¢ for each reusable bag you fill.

However, our Eco-stamp program allows you to donate that 5¢ credit to various organizations throughout the year. You’d be surprised how much 5¢ can add up to!

If interested in applying for our Eco-Stamp Program, simply click here to download a Donation Policy & Request Form and return it to our customer service staff or email it to Recipients of our Eco-Stamp program are typically organizations with missions pertaining to local & sustainable agriculture, local hunger initiatives, and nutrition education.


The Big River Farms Program of Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates an immigrant and minority farmer training program, which provides farmers with the skills and knowledge to operate their own viable organic and sustainable vegetable farms, while providing fresh, organic produce to local consumers by the farmers-in-training and promoting a more sustainable food system.

2013 EcoStamp recipients:

January ~ Minnesota Food Association – Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference

February ~ Mississippi River Fund

March ~ Minnesota FoodShare

April ~ Do It Green Minnesota

May ~ MN350

June ~ Cycles for Change

July ~ Urban Roots

August ~ Farm to School 

September ~ The Raptor Center

October ~ Just Label It

November ~ Midwest Food Connection

December ~ Joseph’s Coat

Mississippi Market is a proud sponsor of the Healthy West 7th Project. One of the initiatives of this project is a community garden behind the Shalom Home on West 7th St, which boasts 13 plots and has more plots available.

2012 EcoStamp Recipients:

January ~ MInnesota Waste Wise

February ~ Minnesota Food Association – Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference

March ~ Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

April ~ Fresh Energy

May ~ Land Stewardship Project

June ~ Youth Farm & Market Project’s St. Paul programs

July ~ Friends of the Mississippi River

August ~ Healthy West 7th Project

September ~ Great River Greening

October ~ No Kid Hungry

November ~ Eco Education/Selby Avenue Fruit Oasis

December ~ Just Label It

2011 Eco-Stamp Recipients:

January ~ MFA Immigrant Farmer Training Program

February/March ~ Minnesota FoodShare

April/May ~ Frogtown Gardens

June ~ Major Taylor Bicycling Club

July ~ U of M Bee Lab

August ~ Hallie Q Brown Eat Local Food Drive

September ~ Friends of the Mississippi River

October ~ Howard Bower’s Fund

November ~ Midwest Food Connection

December ~ Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of MN