As a community-owned and cooperatively operated business, co-op employees are some of Mississippi Market’s greatest assets. Our friendly, dedicated staff possess a wealth of knowledge. They work diligently to provide you with access to the freshest, healthiest foods and the safest, most effective personal health and beauty care products available. Our three stores employ over 200 people from our surrounding local communities who are passionate about sustainably grown and humanely raised foods; supporting local family farmers, vendors and makers; and nurturing the health of people and the planet. We wouldn’t be here without them!
Interested in joining our co-op team?
Meet Sarah Cromett – Central Kitchen Manager
How long have you worked at the co-op and what brought you here initially?
I have been with Mississippi Market for 10 months. What originally brought me here was the culture of local foods, giving back to the community, and being a part of an inclusive work atmosphere. Also, co-op familiarity! Starting as a child accompanying my mother shopping, I have been familiar with different co-ops my whole life.
What led you to cooking and baking as a career?
I grew up watching my mother cook, bake and preserve food. I followed in her footsteps and started baking and cooking at a young age. I attended Le Cordon Bleu in the Twin Cities and started to cook professionally.
What are you most excited about for your new role as Kitchen Manager?
I love having an avenue to be creative with food and create new products to go out to our deli. I also love seeing the shelves full of beautiful food that the Central Kitchen produces.
How are your personal values reflected in your work?
I value wholesome foods when I cook for my family, so I love the fact that the Central Kitchen is a from-scratch kitchen, meaning everything we produce is homemade. From cookies to soups to our grab & go items, everything is made in house, and I take a lot of pride in that.
What do you like to do during your free time?
I enjoy camping in the summer with my family. I love getting outside, gardening and growing my own food. We recently added a new family member, Mr. Basil Beans (Boston Terrier). He keeps everyone at home busy and entertained.
What are some of your favorite products found at the co-op?
There are so many! It’s so convenient to leave work and go right out to the grocery store! I usually just ask the department managers what their favorite product is and buy that; I have never been disappointed!