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New grocery co-op offers rare product in north city neighborhood: fresh vegetables

July 23, 2010 North City, Retail, Urban Food Systems 1 Comment
ABOVE: Old North Co-Op
ABOVE: Old North Co-op at 13th & St. Louis Ave

Last Saturday hundreds turned out for the ribbon cutting on the Old North Grocery Co-op.

veggies at the Old North Grocery Co-Op
veggies at the Old North Grocery Co-op

They were still stocking the shelves but it was far better than when I saw the very raw space a week earlier. Congrats to everyone that made the store a reality!  You do not need to be a co-op member to purchase from the store so be sure to visit after you stop at the North City Farmers’ Market (Saturday before noon).  The farmers’ market is located at 14th & St. Louis Ave (across from Crown Candy Kitchen) and the co-op is a block east at 13th & St. Louis Ave.  Both are easily accessed from the #30 or #74 bus lines.

At the opening of the grocery co-op I talked with many people, two on camera.  First is farmer Rusty Lee of Lee Farms LLC:


Second is Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture:

The Old North Grocery Co-Op is initially open Monday-Thursday 3-7 pm , Friday 3-6:30 pm, and 9-3 on Saturday. Closed on Sunday.

13th Street Community Garden
13th Street Community Garden

Next door to the co-op is the 13th Street Community Garden.

chicken coop at the 13th street community garden
chicken coop at the 13th street community garden

Tonight at the garden “find out how to prepare your garden harvest.”  This event is at 7pm tonight, Friday July 23rd.

– Steve Patterson


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  1. JZ71 says:

    Great to see it happening. Hope it succeeds!


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