Eco-stamp Program

When you bring your own bag to the co-op, everyone wins! You save us a bag, you save a tree and you save money. That’s right – you’ll receive a credit of 5¢ for each reusable bag you fill.

However, our Eco-stamp program allows you to donate that 5¢ credit to various organizations throughout the year. You’d be surprised how much 5¢ can add up to!

If interested in applying for our Eco-Stamp Program, simply click here to download a Donation Policy & Request Form and return it to our customer service staff or email it to Recipients of our Eco-Stamp program are typically organizations with missions pertaining to local & sustainable agriculture, local hunger initiatives, and nutrition education.


The Big River Farms Program of Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates an immigrant and minority farmer training program, which provides farmers with the skills and knowledge to operate their own viable organic and sustainable vegetable farms, while providing fresh, organic produce to local consumers by the farmers-in-training and promoting a more sustainable food system.

2014 Eco-Stamp recipients:

January ~ Immigrant & Minority Farmer Conference

February ~ Spark-Y

March ~ Minnesota FoodShare

April ~ Right to Know Minnesota

May ~ The Minnesota Project / Fruits of the City

June ~ Twin Cities Mobile Market

July ~ Roots for the Home Team

August ~ Hunger Solutions Minnesota

September ~ Women’s Environmental Institute

October ~ Kadejan, Inc.

November ~ Midwest Food Connection

December ~ Stone’s Throw Urban Farm

2013 Eco-Stamp recipients:

January ~ Minnesota Food Association – Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference

February ~ Mississippi River Fund

March ~ Minnesota FoodShare

April ~ Do It Green Minnesota

May ~ MN350

June ~ Cycles for Change

July ~ Urban Roots

August ~ Farm to School 

September ~ The Raptor Center

October ~ Just Label It

November ~ Midwest Food Connection

December ~ Joseph’s Coat

Mississippi Market proudly sponsored the Healthy West 7th Project. One of the initiatives of this project is a community garden behind the Shalom Home on West 7th St, which boasts 13 plots and has more plots available.