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Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op

We are a natural foods cooperative, owned by over 17,000 member-owners, with 3 stores in St. Paul. Since 1979 we have worked to create positive change in our community by influencing the production, distribution, enjoyment of and access to healthy foods that are produced in a sustainable manner.

Public, Societal Benefit

It helps to be passionate about great food and committed to increasing access to it. Our co-op is actively working on becoming more inclusive and diverse. While we would welcome skills such as leadership experience, legal background, or marketing experience, and we are looking for candidates with strong connections to and an understanding of the diverse communities we operate in.

Candidates for our board must be a member of our cooperative. We require that they either meet with a current director or attend a regular board meeting or a related board event in advance of being put on the ballot. Board members attend the monthly board meeting and participate on one standing committee. The monthly time commitment is approximately 4-6 hours, with additional time spent at retreats, education events and our annual meeting. Our board members receive a 10% discount on purchases and a monthly stipend in the form of a $100 gift card to the co-op.

Our board is a working, governance board. In addition to providing fiduciary oversight, they help set the strategic direction for the co-op and establish policies to guide management in achieving it. They are supported in their work by a board administrative staff person.

Sara Talbot
Board Administrative Support Staff
(651) 310-9475

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