Region Five Development Commission

A Fresh Start

"Co-ops bring a bounty of local food to Central Minnesota tables." "If you crave locally raised heritage pork, honey or organic breads and live near Pequot Lakes, you're in luck."

Click to read this article featuring Ideal Green Market Cooperative and other regional food co-ops in the Food Co-op Coalition, written by Lynette Lamb, in the new 4th Quarter 2017 issue of IQ Magazine

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Six Co-ops work together to educate region

"It is hoped with a cohesive message and branding of food cooperatives in our region, that it aids in growing the local food economy in our region," Mann said in the release. "As people travel through the region, residents and visitors alike can patronize co-ops wherever they travel, impacting economic growth locally and regionally on multiple levels. Everybody wins."

Click to read the Brainerd Dispatch news article.

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