Mpls. Named a Top City For “Organic Foodie Lifestyle”

Minnesota's harsh weather hasn't stopped the progression of organic food in the state, according to Organic Authority.

Minneapolis is one of the nine cities where residents can most easily lead an “organic foodie lifestyle,” according to food and lifestyle website Organic Authority.

The city ranked sixth, following San Francisco; Los Angeles; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and New York. Other cities that made the list were San Diego; Denver; and Austin, Texas.

According to Organic Authority, the cities on the list offer residents easy access to organic foods.

“A little ice and snow hasn't stopped the progression of organic food in Minnesota,” Organic Authority reporter Jill Ettinger wrote.

Ettinger named Minneapolis co-op The Wedge and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) plans offered by local organic farms as avenues through which organic foods are available to residents in the metro area.

The Twin Cities has a high concentration of grocery stores and co-ops that sell organic products. Among the most well known are The Wedge, Seward Co-op in Minneapolis, and Mississippi Market in St. Paul.

Texas-based Whole Foods Market, which also features natural and organic foods, operates three stores in the Twin Cities metro area. An Edina store is slated to open April 18, and the company announced last week that it plans to open a location in downtown Minneapolis in 2013.

To view the full Organic Authority list, click here.