This campaign is about hope, resiliency, cooperation, and sustainability for the Brainerd Lakes Area. Your support will help Crow Wing Food Co-op relocate, expand, and finally build the deli and smoothie bar we have long dreamed of
bringing to our community.
But this campaign is bigger than smoothies and sandwiches.
This is about creating a cooperatively owned food and community focused
hub in the heart of Downtown Brainerd.
Founded in 1979 (we’re one of the longest-running food co-ops in MN!),
Crow Wing Food Co-op is a cooperatively owned grocery store dedicated to
sustaining a healthy and thriving community.
We believe good health starts at home with the food we feed our families.
We believe resilient communities have strong family-run farms and sustainable,
localized food systems.
And we believe historic Downtown Brainerd is just the right place for an
expanded storefront full of fresh, healthy, locally grown food.
With your support last year, Crow Wing Food Co-op won the 2019 Destination Downtown Business Challenge, sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Now we are ready to relocate and open a larger food co-op in Downtown
Brainerd. From 900 square feet to roughly 4,000, your contribution will help us
make this vision a reality.
Make a purchase today—a t-shirt, canvas bag, or maybe an insulated, reusable
smoothie cup etched by downtown neighbor MN Makerspace—and you
help us bring a deli, smoothie bar, and expanded Crow Wing Food Co-op full of
healthy, delicious, quick food options into the heart of Downtown Brainerd.
This is an investment in Crow Wing Food Co-op, but it's also an investment in
Downtown Brainerd, and in the health and sustainability of our community.
We can’t wait to plan fun events with the Destination Downtown Brainerd
Business Coalition. Think street fairs, farmers' markets, harvest festivals,
and so much more! We want to help bring renewed energy to our historic
Crow Wing Food Co-op is open to everyone. Anyone can become a member-
owner, anyone can shop here (member or not!). You can become a new member-
owner TODAY and then you get to help own and run your local grocery store.
How cool is that?!
Join us or make a donation at a level that works for you, and you will help us make this dream a reality. Every dollar helps!
Construction at 624 Laurel Street is underway, NOW. Your support will help us purchase deli equipment and finish the expansion project to open the new storefront in August or September, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Thank you for believing in this vision for our Co-op and our community!
Check out these Rewards for Donations*:
$10.00 - Thank you on Facebook
$15.00 Thank you on Facebook + Proud Member Lawn Sign
$25.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Lawn Sign, & Organic Cotton Canvas Bag
$50.00 - Thank you on Facebook + Handmade Logo Mug
$65.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Reusable Smoothie Cup, & Smoothie Punch Card with Two Free Punches
$75.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Canvas Bag, & Choice of Cup
$100.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Member Lawn Sign, Canvas Bag, & Choice of Cup
$150.00 - Thank you on Facebook, New Lifetime Single Family or Business Membership, Member Lawn Sign & Canvas Bag
$200.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Name on Donor Wall in New Co-op, Member Lawn Sign, Canvas Bag, Choice of Cup & New
Family or Business Lifetime Membership
$250.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Name on Donor Wall in New Co-op, Member Lawn Sing, Canvas Bag, One of Each Cup, &
New Family or Business Membership
$300.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Family or Business Name on Donor Wall in New Co-op, Member Lawn Sign, Canvas Bag, One of Each Cup, Co-op t-shirt, $25.00 Co-op Gift Card, & New Family or Business Membership
$500.00 - Thank you on Facebook, Business or Family Name with MAJOR DONOR Recognition on Donor Wall in New Co-op,
Lawn Sign, Canvas Bag, One of Each Cup, Co-op t-shirt, $50.00 Co-op gift card, & New Family of Business Membership.
*Donors will be notified when items will be available for pick-up at the new
store in Downtown Brainerd. Some items may require additional production
time but will be ordered and ready ASAP!
- Kari Frisch
- Kelley Smith
- Nick Miller
- Amanda Allord