At the Co-op

  • Summer Classes at the Co-op
  • April 1st, 2016
  • Summer classes at the Co-op are open for registration. All classes are free and open to the public, please register with St. Peter Family and Community Education – 934.3048. Classes often fill up fast, register early!Summer Classes

  • March Campaign
  • March 1st, 2016
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    The St. Peter Food Co-op is aiming to raise 12,000 dollars and pounds of groceries for the St. Peter Area Food Shelf during the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. With 23 partnering businesses and organizations collecting donations, the Co-op is harvesting the power of our community to achieve this donation goal.

    March is an especially important time to donate because all food and money given earn the St. Peter Area Food Shelf credits that can be used for purchasing food from Second Harvest throughout the entire year – the more we donate now, the more credits the Food Shelf receives to meet demand year round.  

    For more than 30 years, Minnesota FoodShare has coordinated the March Campaign, the annual grassroots food and fund drive that provides more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the state. The March Campaign is the only statewide effort where every dollar donated goes directly to food shelves to purchase food for the hungry.​ This will be the Co-op’s 6th year collecting donations for the St. Peter Area Food Shelf. 
  • Product Recall Information
  • February 16th, 2016
  • St. Peter Food Co-op Product Recall
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    Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake and Meal Replacement

    RAW Meal Voluntary Recall Expanded to Include Additional Lots Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

    “We are now able to share with you that we’ve identified the likely source of Salmonella contamination to be Organic Moringa Leaf powder from a supplier used only in RAW Meal. This source only supplies Moringa to the manufacturer of RAW Meal and we started using this material in September. This Moringa is not used in any other Garden of Life product or by any other manufacturer. This means there is no risk to any other Garden of Life product and no other Garden of Life products are affected. Only RAW Meal was exposed.

    With the information we have now, it is clear to us that this is the right thing to do. Just like the original recall –which we did without waiting for direction from the FDA – we are putting our consumers’ health first and acting out of an abundance of caution. We will always act in our consumers’ best interests regardless of what it means for us. That means that if we aren’t absolutely sure of a product, we won’t sell it. Period.

    In order to prevent a recurrence of this issue, we removed Organic Moringa powder entirely from RAW Meal and have required our manufacturer to remove it from its facility. You will not notice a change to your favorite RAW Meal flavor.

    Affected Products from Garden of Life

    RAW Organic Meal 10 CNT Tray      47214800    9/1/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size     47216100    9/1/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Half Size      47225800    9/30/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size     47226200    9/30/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size     47226201    10/31/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size     47226400    9/30/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size     47247800    10/31/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Vanilla 10 CNT Tray     47248000    9/30/2017
    RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size     47257401    9/30/2017

    We apologize for this issue and thank you for your understanding and continued support of Garden of Life.”

    If you have purchased a recalled product, return product packages (with proof of purchase requested not required) to a St. Peter Food Co-op cashier for a refund.

    For more information on this recall, please visit [email protected]

  • Co+op Basics
  • February 2nd, 2016
  • Co+op Basics…not a sale, not a promotion, everyday low prices.

    Co+op Basics offers everyday low prices on many popular grocery and household items. From pasta sauce to beans to cereal, you’ll find both new value-priced brands as well as new low prices on some old favorites.

    Co+op Basics offers these prices for all our shoppers.

    Co-op Basics

    Look for these purple signs throughout the store.

  • Children’s Weekend Food Program
  • November 1st, 2015
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    $5,000!

    That’s how much Co-op shoppers and member-owners donated to the Children’s Weekend Food Program during the month of November. That’s over twice as much money raised in 2015 over November 2014. Thank you for your generosity.

    About the Children’s Weekend Food Program

    Weekend food matters for student learning and achievement. This is the mission for the Children’s Weekend Food Program (CWFP) and the message is simple: a full stomach and a healthy body are essential for success in the classroom. CWFP’s “purpose is to provide child-friendly nutritious, non-perishable food items for breakfast, lunch, and snacks for most non-school days of the regular school year.” St. Peter Food Co-op stands behind this mission and purpose and are happy to announce that we will be collecting monetary donations for CWFP throughout the month of November.

    The Children’s Weekend Food Program is a collaborative effort of the District #508 and St. Peter Area Food Shelf. It has been serving St. Peter youth and families since the 2011-2012 school year. The initial enrollment for the 2015-2016 is 103 students from 50 families. During the 2015-2016 CWFP is also financially supporting South’s Healthy Snack Cart which allows food insecure students to access healthy snacks during the school day and we are piloting a Teen Pantry, housed at the St. Peter Community Center.

    After students have received four consecutive meals from CWFP, their families are asked to enroll in the St. Peter Food Shelf.  In addition, CWFP Hunger Awareness Advocates are placed in South Elementary Early Learning Center and North Intermediate to provide families with a person who can ease the navigation into community food access systems available in St. Peter which will help with the families’ emergency food insecurities.

    CWFP relies on donations in order to provide these necessary kid-friendly weekend meals.  Please join the St. Peter Food Co-op in supporting this local cause – cash donations are accepted upon checkout. Thank you for your contributions.

    If you’re interested in volunteering with Children’s Weekend Food Program, contact them directly at: [email protected]

  • The Co-op Garden
  • October 19th, 2015
  • The sunflowers have bloomed and gone to seed and the zucchini and tomatoes have finally slowed down. The inaugural year of the Co-op Garden was nothing short of a success. With 115 pounds of fresh produce delivered to the St. Peter Area Food Shelf and 340 children participating in educational activities through their school classroom or Kids in the Garden, it was a fruitful summer. Not to mention the countless people who took a moment to walk through the garden – watching it grow and observing the monarchs and hummingbirds.

    Another thank you to our garden adopters: Stan Schripeth, Craig Nelson, Oshawa Achievers 4-H, Nicollet Girl Scouts, and Bonnie Frisk’s Farm-to-Preschool training plot.  And also thanks to the Statewide Health Improvement Program which provided funding for the Co-op Garden programming, resources, signage, and more.

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  • How-to: Grind-Your-Own Nut Butter
  • February 17th, 2015
  •  Jenn, our bulk buyer here at the Co-op, took some time to show off our nut grinders (almond and peanut) and explains how to use them.

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    Why grind-your-own?

    - Freshness: you can’t get a fresher nut butter
    - No additives, just peanuts or almonds
    - Add-your-own mix-ins: honey, salt, raisins, cinnamon…
    - Portion control: take as much or as little as you like
    - Delightfully delicious