Departments

DELI

Beat the grease and treat yourself to real food! Our Deli uses wholesome ingredients to create a large selection of mouth-watering, made-from-scratch food that will please meat eaters, vegetarians, AND vegans. Wake up with a cup of our Fair Trade and organic coffee, enjoy a relaxing lunch in our dining room, or grab a meal on the go – we’ve got it all!

  • Hot Bar: Our Deli is known for its great tasting food, which makes it a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. We make our food from scratch using fresh, wholesome ingredients. With a rotating menu of entrees, soups, salads, and made-to-order sandwiches, there is something for everyone! Help yourself to delicious food sold by the pound and savor it in our sunny seating area or take it to go.

  • Grab-N-Go Case: It is fast food with a fresh twist! When you need to fill your belly in a hurry, visit our grab-n-go case which includes wholesome and homemade sandwiches, sides, snacks, dips, and desserts. Our grab-n-go case is quick, delicious…and even healthy!

  • Bakery: Our bakery goods are freshly made using real butter, real vanilla, and other quality ingredients. Savor fresh biscotti, scones, cookies, bars, and sweet rolls. Take home some of our artisan breads or rolls. And don’t miss the handmade candies, including fudge and peanut brittle.

  • Catering: Call the Deli to cater your next event or celebration! From professional business meetings to personal parties to weddings, the Deli will prepare and serve the finest quality food available. There is no doubt that your guests will be impressed by the fantastic food from our Deli. Call 507-934-4880 to place an order. All orders require a 48 hour notice.

 

MEAT

We offer both fresh and frozen meats in a wide variety of cuts and styles. Everything from chicken to beef to pork…and even buffalo! We take pride in the fact that most of our meat is locally produced. We believe that quality meat begins with suppliers who raise their animals humanely, consider environmental impact, and do not utilize hormones and antibiotics. Although we occasionally offer fresh seafood (and it is always available to special order), we keep most of our seafood in the frozen section.

 

PRODUCE

At the co-op you will find only the highest quality, freshest organic and conventional produce. Our offerings include interesting and unique varieties such as Purple Potatoes, Beauty Heart Radishes, Tarocco Blood Oranges, Ataulfo Mangos Hawaiian Blue Ginger, Gold Beets, and White Peaches…just to name a few! We understand that the best produce comes from just miles away, which is why we have great personal relationships with our local growers and buy from them as often as we can.

 

BULK

Buy a little or buy a lot…but never more than you need or want! Bulk products allow you to get the best price around because you aren’t paying for packaging. Bringing your own container is encouraged, but not required (bags are available at the store). We offer more than 500 unique items from teas to grains to baking supplies to pasta… even chocolate… some being locally sourced and many being organic. Whether you bring your own container or use a bag provided by us, buying bulk is easy!

If you bring your own container (please be sure your container is clean and dry):

  • Weigh your empty container and record its weight
  • Scoop or pour the desired item and quantity into your container
  • Write down the bin number
  • Continue shopping!

Forgot your container at home? No worries!

  • Grab a bag
  • Scoop or pour the desired item and quantity into your container
  • Write down the bin number
  • Continue shopping!

Got a few mystery products in your cupboard with nothing but bin numbers on them? Identify your product with our bulk foods index.

 

GENERAL GROCERY

Find everything you would in a conventional grocery store, and so much more! We provide a high quality, diverse mix of natural and organic products with many options for vegetarians and vegans. We also offer a large selection of gluten free and Fair Trade products. From small, local, mom and pop companies to nationally known, mainstream brands, and everything in between…we carry it all, including products for the wee ones.

 

CHEESE & DAIRY

We are fortunate to be located in the heart of dairy country and because of this we are able to provide a large selection of fresh, local products in these departments. Our dairy case offers both organic and conventional selections. Gourmet butter, creamy yogurt, fresh eggs – all locally produced! Because these items come from nearby, you can be sure you are buying the freshest and tastiest dairy products. Our cheese case is filled with cheeses made locally and around the world – sheep and goat cheese included!

 

WELLNESS

The focus of the St. Peter Food Co-op Wellness Department is on health, or what we call “wellness,” in regards to the physical body – our internal and external physical health. The Wellness Department shelves are stocked with a variety of natural products in the forms of soaps, lotions, essential oils used for aromatherapy, natural first aid items, toothpastes, vitamins, minerals, supplements, probiotics, herbal medicines (also known as botanicals), homeopathic remedies, flower remedies, and many other “natural products.”

The Wellness Department staff is committed to you as consumers by being here to share with you what we know, to educate you, to answer any questions that we can, and to simply be here to listen. To enhance St. Peter Food Co-op’s commitment to consumer education, we also have a fully integrated health, food, and lifestyle information kiosk called “Aisle 7” (formerly known as “Health Notes”) in the Wellness Department. It is designed to help our customers easily investigate their health concerns, discover new products, and learn about simple dietary and lifestyle changes – an all in one user-friendly resource.

 

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Most of our products in this department are eco-friendly and Fair Trade so you can feel good about your purchase. We have candles, clothing, baskets, incense, cooking utensils and gadgets, gardening supplies, books, travel mugs, water bottles, and much, much more! You are sure to find something for that hard to buy for person – or as a treat for yourself!