CO-OP: The Wedge

Not many retailers can boast they own a farm. Except for The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op they bought the farm. Literally. The Minneapolis institution acquired Gardens of Eagan Farm last year with the goal of keeping the 120-acre operation open after its longtime owners announced they were retiring. The thought of losing one of its steadiest providers of local, organic food was all it took to convince

Not many retailers can boast they own a farm. Except for The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op — they bought the farm. Literally.

The Minneapolis institution acquired Gardens of Eagan Farm last year with the goal of keeping the 120-acre operation open after its longtime owners announced they were retiring. The thought of losing one of its steadiest providers of local, organic food was all it took to convince the officers of the co-op to pursue the purchase.

“At a certain point, it bec

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