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59. Grow Where You’re Planted

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Coop Name: Valley Natural Foods N° of Employees: 135
City: Burnsville N° of Members: 8887
Country: United States Year of formation: 1977
Website: http://www.valleynaturalfoods.coop Twitter: Link
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Valley Natural Foods is a community-owned cooperative retailing organic, natural and local food and wellness products since 1977. In 2009 we opened up a dedicated gluten-free bakehouse to serve our store, other cooperatives and retailers in the greater Twin Cities area of Minnesota. This expansion was in response to a growing need within our community to have access to quality gluten-free baked goods. Who better than a co-op to step up to the call.

This video is part of Co+op, Stronger Together’s “Lights, Cameras, Co-ops” series sponsored by the National Co-op Grocers Association celebrating 2012 International Year of Cooperatives and hosted by celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie. In this episode, Kevin travels to Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville, MN to see how their connection to local food has grown to include their own community garden. Kevin also travels to Gardens of Eagan, an organic farm owned by The Wedge Co-op. Watch and you’ll quickly discover the many ways food co-ops, their shoppers and owners, and their communities are stronger together. Visit our website at www.strongertogether.coop or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coop.strongertogether.

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