The Pomme de Terre Food Co-op’s (PDT) mission is to “provide our community with quality natural foods and local products, promoting care for the environment in a spirit of co-operation and volunteerism.” The food co-op has grown considerably since its founding as the Prairie Dog Store in Pine Hall on the Morris campus in 1971. The food co-op moved to downtown Morris and incorporated in 1975 as a nonprofit corporation, Pomme de Terre Foods, Inc. Today PDT provides many unique and healthful grocery products to Morris and the surrounding communities. PDT is the region’s largest retail grocer of locally raised grains, meats, cheese, dairy, eggs, honey, and frozen vegetables. PDT also carries Native Harvest wild rice, maple syrup, and soups, as well as organic, vegan, and gluten-free foods.
Contributions to Morris Healthy Eating
The co-op is a drop site for weekly vegetable deliveries from two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. PDT participates in University of Minnesota, Morris farmers markets, showcasing and selling a large selection of local and fair-trade foods that are a part of their regular inventory in downtown Morris. PDT provides a firm historical base for healthy eating in Morris, fostering a committed, knowledgeable, and active membership that has published two very popular cookbooks.