OPEN TUES - SAT 10:30AM - 6:30PM | 651.348-6291 | Gourmet Grocery Store | Gift Boxes
We are all about local foods and helping the small-batch food maker enter and thrive in the market place. Our experience is working with makers of color and women-owned food businesses.
At our core, we are a producer-led market with a unique grocery model that helps food startups and emerging food businesses to bring their finest products directly to consumers, while working to connect them to more retailers, and give them all proceeds from their food sales. We call this co-retail - an artisanal grocery model with potential to create efficiencies and equip small producers to scale.
In our store, shoppers will feel like they are at a farmer’s market, a foodie gift shop, and a small-scale but fully stocked grocery store all at once. What does that mean? It means that shoppers will find handcrafted, small-batch food items for gifts for any occasion; get to know the makers, and buy groceries and ingredients to make a full meal at home.
Creative. Pioneering. Friendly. Kayla, Kenny (Keing), and Tina are always ready to welcome you. Kayla, our Founder, created co-retail to elevate equity and inclusion in local food systems, after spending several years back in 2015, as a food producer experiencing firsthand, a system with layers of gender and racial inequities. She was determined to bring change. Prior to that, Kayla spent 20+ years in corporate and philanthropic leadership.
Many of our products are made with love from makers of color and women-owned businesses. Since we opened in 2017, we have worked with numerous makers to advance them to more retailers and customers, while helping them retain all proceeds from their food sales. We call this community retail or co-retail, a new way of equipping small food businesses to scale.
We integrate food from different cultures and welcome all. Our goal is to ensure that the local, small-batch producers and their products get a chance to equitably compete in the market place.
As a grocery store that uses co-retail, we work to remove the system of controls on pricing and put it more directly into the hands of the producer and the consumer. We partner with for-profits and nonprofits to ensure the producers and their brands get the best possible market opportunities.