I just found the website of the newly forming food co-op in Brookings. If memory serves me, Brookings had a co-op way back when my family first moved to town in 1979. I have vague memories of my mom stopping there. But hey, I was only five, so things might be a little skewed in my memory. Can anyone else verify?
From the new Brookings Food Co-op’s site:
This cooperatively owned grocery will open in Brookings, South Dakota with your support. The co-op will have a significant focus on organic, natural and locally grown and produced items. We are committed to offering co-op members and our community the opportunity to purchase products which promote a healthy lifestyle, as well as support local growers and support practices which do not deplete our environment.
Looks like the co-op isn’t open quite yet; in the meantime, they have an online survey to help determine demand and level of support. If you’re in the Brookings area, be sure to head over to their site and take the survey! They’re also on Facebook here.