Gathering Community Around Good Food Since 1979

Serving those who value the connection between food, their families’ health, and the environment has always been a primary focus for Mississippi Market. The ongoing success of our and other co-ops has helped pave the way for better practices in how food is produced, distributed and marketed. Learn more about our 42 years of cooperation in the article we wrote for our 40th anniversary.

Mississippi Market opened on the corner of Saint Clair & Pascal on March 1, 1979, with the mission of providing healthy, unprocessed food to the surrounding neighborhood. The St. Paul community responded favorably to Mississippi Market, and by the late 1980s, the co-op had outgrown its space. In 1991 the co-op moved to its following location near the corner of Randolph & Fairview, more than tripling its retail space from 1,100 to 3,595 square feet.