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Co-ops offer fresh food that is often sourced locally, sustainably or both. 

    Although there are several co-ops in the metro area, only a few are located near the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campuses.  Many co-ops have a specific community development mission. Shopping at a co-op can be environmentally sustainable as well as socially responsible! 

    Seward Co-op 

    • Minneapolis based co-op with a community focus
    • 8 stops Westbound on Metro Transit Bus 2 from Washington Ave & Coffman Union

    Tare Market

    • Package free, local, sustainable market
    • 2 stops Westbound from East Bank Station on the Metro Transit Light Rail Green Line then 4 stops Southbound on the Blue Line

    Hampden Park Co-op

    • Saint Paul based cooperative
    • 10 stops Southbound on Metro Transit Bus 87 from Buford Ave & St. Paul Student Center