The Prairie Roots Food Cooperative is dedicated to building a healthy community by providing access to natural, organic, and locally produced food.
Prairie Roots Food Cooperative will be a member-owned and operated natural foods cooperative whose purpose is to establish and operate a full-service, retail grocery store in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
As a co-op we abide by the Seven Cooperative principles and seek to provide education opportunities to members of our community and supporting producers who utilize sustainable and socially responsible production methods.
What’s a co-op?
A member-owned and member-controlled business that operates for the mutual benefit of all members. Cooperatives around the world look to seven internationally recognized principles to guide them. These are:
¨ Voluntary and open membership
¨ Democratic member control
¨ Member economic participation
¨ Autonomy and independence
¨ Education, training and information
¨ Cooperation among cooperatives
¨ Concern for community
By adhering to these principles, we stay connected to our member-owners, to our community, and to the global cooperative movement.
Interested in learning more about the co-op movement? These organizations support and promote co-ops nationally & internationally: