Local Eats

Starting today, the staff at MANNA Food Co-op in Detroit Lakes is ready to begin taking orders for their latest offering — Local Eats, a meal kit service featuring organic foods from local farmers.

Lisa Skarie, left, and Roxanne Carr are ready to begin taking orders for MANNA Food Co-op's new meal kit service, Local Eats, which features organically grown foods, produced by local farmers. The first meal kits will be available for pickup on Tuesday, Jan. 8. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)

Lisa Skarie, left, and Roxanne Carr are ready to begin taking orders for MANNA Food Co-op's new meal kit service, Local Eats, which features organically grown foods, produced by local farmers. The first meal kits will be available for pickup on Tuesday, Jan. 8. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)

"Partnership 4 Health gave us a grant to use toward advertising, packaging and the use of their chef, who is working with us to help maintain nutritional guidelines for all our meals," says Lisa Skarie, general manager of the MANNA store on Barbara Avenue.

Each week, MANNA will be offering two new meal boxes, one with an entree and one with a salad, she added.

"Each meal box will contain enough food to feed 4 to 6 people — the salad can probably feed more than that," Skarie said.

MANNA is also working hard to maintain its tradition of offering locally produced foods, added Roxanne Carr, who works with Skarie at the co-op store.

"We work with over 60 local vendors, from within a 50-mile radius," Carr said. "And our food is organic... all of our meats will be from free-range, grass-fed animals, with no hormones."

Plus, it's affordable. 

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