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Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.

Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

20 E. First Street
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
One block down from the stoplight on the East Bay
Phone 218.387.2503

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Wellness Wednesday

Save 10% on all Health and Body Care Products, except sale items. Wellness Wednesday is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Sign up for the Wellness Wednesday raffle, need not be present to win!

The next Wellness Wednesday is: 21 May

Free blood pressure screening from 4-5 p.m.

Stop by and see us we're open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Class Schedule
April-May-June 2014

Mexican Street Tacos
Yafa Napadensky & Bob Shannon
Sunday 27 April, 2014 at 5:45-7:45 p.m.

We'll be making soft corn tacos with three fillings:
Carnitas(cubed meat), grilled green chiles and cheese, veggies and shrimp with avocado. Bring your appetites Amigos!
$10 owners / $15 non-owners
Limit 10 participants

DIY Burn Spray & Soothing Skin Beauty Mist
Kim Falter, Wellness Coordinator
Tuesday 13 May, 2014 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

As summer approaches the sun is getting stronger, and although we all try to keep that sunscreen applied, there is always that inevitable sunburn. Join us at the Co-op, learn how to make your own Burn Spray, effective for both your everyday accidental burns as well as sunburns. We will also make a Soothing Skin Beauty Mist great for calming down that overheated skin. Everyone in the class will learn about the essential oils that compose these mists and why they are great at protecting and calming the skin.
$10 owners / $15 non-owners
Limit 10 participants

DIY Bug Spray
Kim Falter, Wellness Coordinator
Tuesday 3 June, 2014 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

As bug season approaches, come in to the Co-op and make your own all- natural bug spray! Learn about essential oils and why they contribute to an effective bug spray. Everyone in the class will get the opportunity to make their own bottle of bug spray to take home just in time for bug season.
$10 owners / $15 non-owners
Limit 10 participants

For all classes please pre-register at the Co-op or call us at 218.387.2503. Class fees will vary depending on the subject matter. Classes will be cancelled if the minimum of 4 people do not pre-register.

Co-op Family Movie Night

Join us for family movie night hosted by the Co-op at:

"What's Upstairs" Theatre-above Betsy Bowen's Studio-301 1st Ave. West Grand Marais, MN

We will choose movies that cover many topics such as: The Environment, Globalization, Sustainability, Climate Change, Developing World, Indigenous Peoples, Earth Science, and Children's Films to name a few.

Admission is FREE for Co-op Owners, $5 for Non-Owners. Bring your own snacks if you like.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the movie starts at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 8 May 7:00 p.m.
Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, Fresh features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur's 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy. Running time: 72 minutes

Thursday, 26 June 7:00 p.m.

What's On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multiracial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it's cultivated and how many miles it travels from farm to fork. Running time: 76 minutes



Owner Appreciation Day is Wednesday, 5 May, 2014
Owners save an additional 5% on most items.
Stop by and see us, we're open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m

Co-op Catering!
Are you searching for catering for parties, events, family gatherings and more?
Look no further! Check out the Co-op's catering menu below or call us at 218.387.2503.

Deli Catering Menu

Coop Deli has a blog!
Click here to find out what's new in the Deli. Look for recipes and more from Kate Keeble our Deli Manager.


Co-op 101

Saturday 3 May at 4:00 p.m.

Daunted by the bulk area? Have questions about products?
Take an easy and free Co-op "bootcamp" class. We'll take a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the
store and various departments, explain how to place a special order and, talk through the benefits of ownership. Andrew will be available to answer any questions you may have.

No pre-registration required.
FREE, everyone is welcome!


All Natural Egg Dye

Looking for a natural alternative to store bought egg dying kits?, check out the link below.
Natural Egg Dye Information

Employment Opportunities!

Now Hiring:
Deli Prep Cooks

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the ability to prep and cook deli items. Additional duties include labeling, stocking, cleaning and receiving deliveries. Preference will be given to candidates with previous restaurant experience. Full and part time positions are available. 
Shifts may include, early morning, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

We offer:
Competitive salary
Discount on groceries
Paid time off
IRA program
Health insurance
A fun team and work environment

Please drop off, send or e-mail an application, resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Stoltz
Cook County Whole Foods Coop
PO Box 813
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Click here for application


Phone: 218.387.2503 or 218.387.1939

Jennifer Stoltz, General Manager


Local Growers Informational Gathering
Hosted by: Jeri Person, Co-op Producer Manager

Sunday 27 April  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Co-op conference room

This informal gathering is for all local growers interested in providing fresh produce for the Co-op.
We will discuss how to prepare your produce for sale and what the Co-op requires from the growers
in order to market the produce to our customers.

In addition the Co-op requires all growers to have a signed Local Grower Agreement on file.
This agreement out-lines the purchasing guidelines for local, non-organic produce and will
be sold as such. There will also be plenty of Q & A time, and some fresh produce to sample.


2014 Board Meetings

Find out what's happening at your co-op, attend a board meeting.

Next board meeting:
Tuesday 22 April, at 5:30 in the Co-op Meeting Room.

*Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,
in the Co-op Meeting Room.


Do you want a place to recycle milk cartons and shelf stable aseptic containers?

Please read the attached information on where you can mail packages of these containers so they can be recycled. Recycle Your Cartons






HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9a.m. - 7p.m. | Sunday 10a.m. - 6p.m.
218.387.2503 | 20 E. First Street | PO Box 813 | Grand Marais, MN 55604
1 block down from the stoplight