Bulk

Bulk bins 2.13Mississippi Market offers hundreds of self-service bulk bins loaded with grains, rice, 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.


Featured Bulk Items

Birchwood Café Granola

This wonderful granola is locally made by Birchwood Café in Minneapolis and is a great source of fiber, iron, and protein. Ingredients include organic rolled oats, organic fair trade maple syrup, almonds, organic sesame seeds, coconut and organic sunflower seeds. Available in both our bulk and packaged grocery departments, this granola pairs well with skyr and yogurt.

Tierra Farms Organic Dried Mangoes

Tierra Farms is a certified organic manufacturer and distributor of dried fruit, nuts, nut butters, and fair trade coffee. This environmentally-conscious company sells their products mainly to food cooperatives and independently owned grocery stores throughout the country. In addition to being certified organic, all of their products are certified gluten-free, certified Kosher, and GMO-free. Try their sweet organic dried mango slices for a healthful snack.


Buying in Bulk

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!

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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.

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!