Building Community and Selling Great 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 ours and other co-ops has helped pave the way for better practices in how food is produced, distributed, and marketed. Learn more about our 40 years of cooperation in this special 40th anniversary feature article.

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 1980’s the co-op had outgrown its space. In 1991 the co-op moved to its next location near the corner of Randolph & Fairview, more than tripling its retail space from 1,100 to 3,595 square feet.