The Purple Carrot Market

Our community-Owned grocery store Coming soon to Little Falls, MN

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Giving the gift of ownership gives back to you!

With Christmas less than a week away, are you still struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on your list? Ownership in the Purple Carrot makes a great gift for that special someone AND for a limited time, it gives back to you! Thanks to financial support from a donor, when you buy a gift ownership, the Purple Carrot will give you $20 in Chamber Bucks that can be spent anywhere in Little Falls.

Ownership costs a one-time investment of $200. But hurry! This offer is limited to the first eight gift ownerships bought starting NOW!

You can purchase your gift ownership at our Online Ownership Store by clicking the button at the top of the right hand column or download your ownership application from our Ownership Page.  Don't do online or download? Then we invite you to stop by either the Shoppes of Little Falls or the Victor Mall to pick up an ownership brochure and mail it to the address on the application.


Introducing the Future Home of the Purple Carrot Market!

After two years of organizing and community-building, the Purple Carrot Market took its next step to opening a locally-owned, cooperatively-run grocery store in downtown Little Falls on November 30:  it purchased the Victor Mall building from co-op owners Michael and Pamela Cramer.  Mike and his staff plan to continue operating Business Machines Plus in the north end of the building while the Purple Carrot plans its home in the main storefront.  As the Purple Carrot completes the necessary planning work to successfully open its grocery store, it will be looking for compatible businesses to lease a portion of the main floor since the grocery store will not require the entire 9500 square feet of space.  In January 2018 a Medicare/Individual Health Insurance Office will open in the northwest corner of the main floor.

In selling the historic Victor Mall to the Purple Carrot, Mike and Pam wanted to insure that the building remained locally owned and chose to become co-op owners because we wanted to support the mission of the Purple Carrot Market.  When approached about purchasing the Victor Mall, the Purple Carrot Market Board of Directors reviewed the important location criteria for a co-op grocery store and found the Victor Mall to be an excellent match.  The building has excellent parking in the back, good visibility on Highway 27, plenty of space, and an open floorplan giving the Purple Carrot flexibility in how it designs its store.  It also offers a downtown location which owners of the Purple Carrot highly value.