Mississippi Market offers hundreds of self-service bulk bins loaded with grains, rice, oats, beans, pasta, shelled nuts, coffee, teas, spices, granola, dried fruits, candy, and more. A simple way to purchase only in quantities you need, reduce post-consumer waste, eliminate excess packaging, and save money is to shop in our bulk department. We also carry liquid bulk items including maple syrup, honey, oils, soaps, shampoos, and laundry detergents.
How to Buy in Bulk
1. If you bring your own container, weigh it and record the weight while empty. Otherwise, use a bag or container provided in-store.
2. Fill your container or bag with the amount needed. Please use the clean scoops and funnels provided or ask for assistance if needed. We’re happy to help!
3. Record the PLU number from the bin on the container. That’s it!
Featured Bulk Items
Bergin Fruit & Nut Company – Deluxe Mixed Nuts
Locally and family-owned since 1951, Bergin Fruit & Nut Company creates and distributes healthy products, including nuts, trail mixes, grains, dried fruit, candy and organic items. Since 1973, Begin has been supplying local food co-ops with bulk roasted nuts. Their excellent deluxe mixed nuts are available in our bulk department in both salted and unsalted varieties. Makes for an excellent protein-packed snack.
Red Lake Nation Foods – Wild Rice
Red Lake Nation Foods hand harvests locally-grown wild rice from their reservation in northern Minnesota, approximately 30 miles north of Bemidji. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians are the only American Indian tribe in the U.S. that grows and harvests their own wild rice on local lands. This uniquely Minnesotan product represents the tribe’s cultural heritage and is rich in flavor, color, and texture. Goes great in soups, salads, or served as a side with chicken, fish, or venison. Available in both our bulk and packaged grocery departments. Mississippi Market also carries Red Lake Nation’s hand harvested wild jams.
Nothing says warm winter breakfast like a bowl of steaming hot oats topped with fruit, cinnamon, nuts, or honey. These inexpensive grains are great for breakfast, baked into cookies, or served as a side dish. In a rush? Simply add oats to a small jar with your dairy or non-dairy milk of choice along with mix-ins like seeds, nuts, and fruit, and let sit overnight in the fridge. The next morning you’ll have a healthy, energy-boosting way to start the day without having to turn on the stove. Oats are available in many varieties, including thick rolled, regular rolled, steel cut, and more in our bulk department.
Buying in bulk doesn’t mean dealing with large quantities. At the co-op, we’re big on bulk because it means buying products with minimal or no packaging. You may bring your own reusable containers to fill. The best part is that it’s easier on the earth and your pocketbook!
Less Food Waste
Research shows that between 25% and 50% of the food Americans purchase ends up in the garbage or compost. Buying in bulk means you can buy only the amount you need – no waste!
Less Packaging Waste
Americans discard 570 million pounds of food packaging each day. By bringing your own containers for bulk foods, you avoid much of the waste associated with packaged products.
Lower Costs, Lower Prices
Without all those packages to design, manufacture and fill, our suppliers can offer us better costs on bulk foods than packaged foods, and we pass those savings on to you.
Learn more about why Bulk is Best including tips and temperatures for storage lengths.