What is MANNA?

It is the 1 st food Co-op for Detroit Lakes and the surrounding area!

Our Mission

We are dedicated to honoring and returning to Gods original design and intent for wholeness in health and wellness by offering quality local, natural, organic foods and products. We desire to live abundantly and joyfully, bringing people to all God intended!

We are committed to creating an atmosphere of loving people and building relationships in a nurturing environment through education and support. We celebrate an abundant healthy lifestyle, and wholesome food through individual and community sustainable practices. MANNA Food Co-op is a community owned and operated resource center that nourishes and sustains our community’s health and wellness by providing access to affordable local, natural, organic foods, and products.

We are a natural foods retail store that will ultimately include a Juice Bar, Deli/Café, Community Education Center and a Commercial Kitchen.
We celebrate healthy food, healthy relationships, and healthy lifestyles which in turn creates a Culture for a Healthy Community!

At MANNA Food Co-op, we are about building community!  We desire to work together with local farmers, producers, and growers to create access to healthy food for everyone. We also want to help educate families on how to use these amazing products and to be a resource center for health and wellness!

 
fresh variety of tomatoes

Our Vision

Caring, Sharing, Living & Eating by God’s Design

Meet Our Board Members

Stacy Salvevold

Stacy Salvevold

Vice President

218-770-2062

stuccie_wlf@yahoo.com

Stacy Salvevold grew up in Southwestern Minnesota to parents who were small business owners and grandparents who worked the land or served those who did. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from South Dakota State University in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and has had a 16 year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in various positions in Western Minnesota. Stacy has enjoyed the opportunity to work with producers all over west central Minnesota and has learned so much from each producer who took the time to share the intricacies of their farm operation. She personally has been a huge advocate of local food for many years. Stacy has been a consumer of locally grown vegetables through CSA and farmers markets and has been purchasing beef, pork, bison, chickens and eggs directly from the producer for over 14 years. Stacy and her husband Mike make their home outside of Detroit Lakes, with their two dogs. They have been here for four years and have fallen in love with the community spirit in Detroit Lakes.

Ryan Pesch

Ryan Pesch

Secretary

218-770-4398 | Lida Farm

ryan@mannafoodcoop.com

Ryan and his wife Maree own and operate Lida Farm, a diversified and certified organic vegetable operation in Otter Tail County near Pelican Rapids. They market primarily vegetables via CSA, the Lakes Area Farmer Market in Detroit Lakes, a self-serve stand, and through other retailers, although they also produce some hogs and boilers for their CSA members. In his professional life, Ryan received a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from U of M’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. As an Extension Educator with the University of Minnesota, he works with communities and business organizations on issues of economic development, tourism, and business development.

Vicky Williams

Vicky Williams

218-234-7910

jco@arvig.net

Vicky Williams has extensive retail management and design experience in the natural foods industry. She has managed or co-managed four natural foods businesses. She was an owner in two partnerships. She co-authored the business plans, as well as participated in the design, inventory planning/purchasing and staffing of three natural foods stores. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University along with continuing education within the natural foods industry. She has taught workshops on topics such as natural healing, cooking and supports local and organic producers and crafts persons wherever possible.

Lori Botzet

Lori Botzet

 

 

Deb Knutson

Deb Knutson