About the Co-op
In 1973 four households living on farms in the area combined their efforts to get economical, whole foods. Initially, it was necessary to travel to Minneapolis, MN in order to get the kinds of foods they were looking for. More and more friends and relatives became interested and a buying club quickly emerged, providing food to several households.
By December 1973 a storefront had opened, and the East Dakotah Cooperative was born! Several locations (and a name change) later, the Co-op Natural Foods is now a fixture in the Sioux Falls community with over 3000 members and more joining daily! If you arent a member, do not fear, we won't lock you out of the store.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME to shop for healthy, local and sustainable products at our store. The more the merrier as the saying goes. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, and what that means, be sure to visit the ownership section of our website to learn more!