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About Us

River Market Community Co-op is a consumer cooperative located downtown in Stillwater, Minnesota. We are committed to selling fresh, local food whenever available and in season. The St. Croix Valley is our home, and we actively support this community as much as possible.

The links to the left will provide more information on our co-op, governance and currently available employment opportunities at River Market.

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Product Selection Philosophy

As a downtown Stillwater based, full service grocer, we are committed to:

  • Preferring to source local, fairly traded, humanely treated, clean, and organic products
  • Providing equitably priced products for the co-op, customer, and vendor.
  • Fostering supportive and transparent relationships with small, local, or cooperatively-operated farms and businesses that share our commitment to operate in increasingly sustainable ways.
  • Educating ourselves and our shoppers to be better able to make informed choices about products whenever possible.

We use this philosophy in striving to meet the changing needs of our growing community.

Definitions:

Local

Products produced in Minnesota and Wisconsin 

Clean

Products without artificial additives, colorings, preservatives, trans fats, and meats without hormones, added nitrates, or routine antibiotics 

Organic

Products that meet the National Organic Standards Board criteria of organic practices.

 Sustainable

Operating in a manner that benefits the environment, community, consumers, and our business

 Humane

Products produced with consideration for kinder and more responsible animal practices.

 Fair Trade

Commitment to a food system in which farmers, workers, and producers are valued and compensated fairly at each step of the supply chain.

Occasionally there are exceptions to this product policy, for example, products necessary for eligibility with the WIC program.