Our Produce Department wins so many awards, we lose track of them. If we're not winning awards, we know we're doing something wrong!
Not to brag, or anything, but We Know Good Farmers. We connect the dots between the pleasures of produce and the local organic farms that help our region thrive.
Our staff knows everything you want to know about our produce: who grows it (and how); how to cook things you've never seen before. Go ahead and buy that heirloom squash or Italian beet. Don't be intimidated - ask the people in produce how to use it. (You might hear more than one option.)
Is it all organic?
Nearly... our ratio is seven organic items to every one conventional product.
Our Certified Organic Produce Department respects organic integrity. Our staff is thoroughly trained using the Organic Trade Association's Good Organic Retail Practices Manual.
Our Produce Department has the most experience of any organic retailer in Minnesota. We were the first Certified Organic Produce Department in the state, starting in 2002. We earn the certification again every year after inspection by Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA).
Local food is nothing new here
We have over 30 years of experience working with local producers. Check out our Grower's Profiles section to learn more about local farms that supply us. In our short growing season most of our produce comes from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.
In 2007, the Wedge agreed to purchase our very own organic farm-Gardens of Eagan. Now we have an exciting opportunity to further our mission to provide our customers with the freshest local organic fruits and vegetables. Between Gardens of Eagan and our year-round produce warehouse, Co-op Partners, we participate in every level of what it takes to get food from the farm to your fork.