What is MANNA?
It is the 1 st food Co-op for Detroit Lakes and the surrounding area!
MANNA Food Co-op is a community owned and operated retail storefront and deli which fosters health and wellness, builds a sustainable food system, and supports the local economy in the Detroit Lakes area. We are dedicated to offering quality local, natural, and organic foods.
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!
Meet Our Board Members
Zachary Paige is the Food Sovereignty Coordinator for the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, coordinator for the Lake Agassiz chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association of MN, and a sustainable farmer who is passionate about local food systems. Zach is currently developing a seed business with a group of sustainable growers across Minnesota.
218-770-4398 | Lida Farm
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.
Susan Crow Kamath
Susan is a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence nurse specialist at Essentia Health hospital in Fargo. As a youth, Susan grew up working at her family’s fishing resort and helping her mother and grandfather in their garden. Susan’s passion for gardening, hunting, and fishing are the result of her upbringing from stout, self-sustaining German immigrants on her maternal side. When not working in her own garden, Susan and her husband can often be found riding their bicycles around Detroit Lakes and other local area bike trails and parks. Along with her nursing degrees from MSTATE and Metropolitan State University, Susan also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin in Sociology and Anthropology. Susan’s background in cultural and behavioral studies fuels her passion for travel, exploration, and experimenting with new food.
“I am a IntegraƟve Nutrition Health Coach with a passion to help others better their lifestyle. A spouse, a mother and a lover of sustainable living. Natural remedies, holistic living and brussel sprouts are my jam!
Being apart of the board is more then just taking action. It’s to inspire
a new vision in helping more families! Providing resources and tools to
utlize all that the Co‐op has to offer!! With that goes the online presence & workshops classes!
I was born and raised in Detroit Lakes, MN. I currently live with my husband and two small children in Audubon, MN. I am also a business owner in the Detroit Lakes community.