The Purple Carrot Market

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

In The News

​Save the Date!

Plans are in the work for our next ownership event and you will not want to miss this one! So reserve the evening of Wednesday, May 2nd for fun, food, and friends. Watch our Facebook page and website or check your email (if you're on our contact list) for more information coming soon.)

​Purple Carrot joins Morrison County's Master Gardeners - Saturday, March 17

Mark you calendar for Saturday, March 17 and plan to join the Purple Carrot and the Morrison County Master Gardeners for Horticulture Day 2018​.  From 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, there will be a wide variety of workshops to choose from and lots of vendor booths.  Stop by the Purple Carrot booth and register to win a co-op gift.  Thinking about becoming an owner?  Current owners will be available to visit with you about why they think a locally owned grocery store is just what we need in downtown Little Falls.


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.