Gateway Food Cooperative

Bringing Healthy Foods to the East Side

Our mission is to establish a sustainable, natural food cooperative on the East Side of St. Paul that provides healthy, local, ethically-produced food. Guided by the Cooperative Principles, we are committed to:

  • Promoting wellness for our neighbors and community
  • Connecting local farmers with consumers
  • Supporting a community-based food system
  • Raising awareness about food justice issues
  • Being an active member of our community
  • Being a welcoming destination for all the diverse cultures that call the Twin Cities home

Exciting Local Food & Beer Developments by Tina Cassler, Gateway Member

A movement seems to be afoot on the East Side of St. Paul. Recently, several new companies and initiatives have taken root and are beginning to gain momentum. One aspect I find interested in that they all have to...

What Does a Food Coop Bring to a Neighborhood? By Tina Cassler, Gateway Member

We all have neighbors; some are more like friends than neighbors. They always have a kind word or smile, and sometimes they even give you a hand. Shops and organizations that settle into our neighborhoods are also our neighbors....

The Right to Know What’s in Your Food

Gateway’s 3rd Thursday Community Conversation is hosting: Right to Know MN this Thursday, September 19 at Farnsworth Aerospace School (1000 Walsh St, Saint Paul) from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. to discuss today’s food industry and food labels. Our most...

Lowertown Living by Tina Cassler, Gateway member

Living in downtown St. Paul is a great experience for those who enjoy a “walkable” lifestyle. From elegant restaurants to music in the park to art crawls to fireworks over the Mississippi, there’s always something to do and new...

Benefits of Eating Right: Health, Wealth and More

By Tina Cassler, member blogger Over the last few years, we have been intentionally improving our diets, lifestyle and health. We began by first increasing water and tea consumption, as well as whole, real foods. Around the same time...

Sunday Suppers in July

Click here to see availability. Using fresh, local foods, we are providing cooking demonstrations for free. All that we ask is that you bring a family recipe per each adult (and RSVP) so that we are able to create...

Community Conversations – 3rd Thursdays

Gateway Food Cooperative will be hosting monthly community engagement events on the third Thursdays of the month at Farnsworth Aerospace School. The school is located at 1000 Walsh St., in Saint Paul, MN. The first event is Thursday, June...

200 Member Party!

The Steering Committee members all feel like we need to have another member appreciation party. It’s been a long winter and we need member-mojo. We could have a party, just to have a party; but wouldn’t it be great...

Lowertown’s First Friday Was a Success!

Although it was a snowy April day outside, the atmosphere was warm and cozy inside Lowertown’s Black Dog Cafe. At least 75 people converged on the cafe for April’s First Friday to learn more about community happenings. The majority...

What are you Doing for Outreach, Gateway?

Gateway Food Co-op is engaged in multiple activities to build cross-cultural relationships on the East Side. Some of these activities include: Participating on the East Side Prosperity Campaign’s Health and Wellness Vision Area. The East Side Prosperity Campaign is...

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