10 Best Markets in South Dakota
A great way to get bread, meats, produce, and specialty items is by shopping at your local market. Not only will you get fresh goods, but you’ll be supporting locally-owned shops and your community. Next time you’re looking for organic options and unique items you just won’t find anywhere else, check out the 10 best markets in South Dakota!
Eat healthy, promote local business, and support ethical farming practices by shopping at the Breadroot Natural Foods Co-op in Rapid City. In addition to organic and healthy options, they also have plenty of vegetarian and vegan restaurants, with likely the largest selection in the Black Hills. Their products include organic and non-GMO food, grass fed meat, bulk spices and herbs, and supplements. This ethical, healthy market is perfect for your grocery needs!
Founded in 1949 and family owned and operated, Sioux Falls’ Franklin Food Market is ingrained in the community. Their many aisles are stocked with meat, produce, dairy, frozen foods, and a beer aisle. Not only do they have a plethora of groceries, but the friendly staff is helpful and can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Shopping here is not only convenient, but also supports local businesses and the community!
Andy’s Affiliated Foods has high-quality goods, welcoming staff, and unbeatable prices. Family owned and operated since it was founded in 1950, this store is part of the community and understands the needs of locals better than a big national chain. By shopping here, your money is kept in the local economy and stimulate local business, as Andy’s is stocked by nearby farms. Check out their hundreds of weekly specials to get the best deals possible!
Established decades ago by a savvy South Dakota entrepreneur, Lynn’s Dakotamart has grown to include locations in Belle Fourche, Custer, Faith, Fort Pierre, Fort Thompson, Hot Springs, Lead, Martin, Pierre, and Sturgis. With locations across the state, shopping at this local market is easy and convenient. Nowadays, the stores are operated by the family’s next generation with a corporate office nearby in Rapid City. This chain of grocery stores is truly South Dakota born and bred, and helps stimulate local economy and keeps money in the state.
Haggar’s Grocery reminds one of a big city grocery store with their huge selection! This locally owned store offers weekly ads and specials, so there are endless chances to save money. Look into their gas rewards card next time you visit to get the most bang out of your buck.
Whether fresh pies and baked goods from local bakers or benefits for locals who are struggling, Pops Grocery Shoppe in Hermosa truly knows what it means to support their community. This market is nearly a community center! Like big city grocery stores, they have a huge selection of quality products, and if they’re missing something, they’ll go out of their way to order it in. Supporting Pops Grocery Shoppe means supporting Hermosa itself.
7. Cowboy Country Store, Pierre, SD
This small grocery store has everything a cowboy (or regular Pierre citizen) would need to stock their shelves. Cowboy Country Store supports the local economy and community.
Proudly serving Aberdeen for nearly 80 years, Kessler’s grocery has departments for everything including bakery, catering, deli, floral, liquor, meat, seafood, pharmacy and clinic, and produce. It has grown from a small family operation to 250 employees, and the market supports the local community and their employees. No matter your grocery needs, Kessler’s has it.
Coborn’s has locations in Huron and Mitchell, as well as dozens of locations across Minnesota. This location, located only minutes away from the famous, world’s only Corn Palace, offers grocery items, a liquor store, floral, and Caribou Coffee. The staff members regularly volunteer to help the community, so this store is big on supporting Mitchell.
10. Benja’s Mexican Store, Rapid City, SD
Finding quality Mexican food and ingredients can be difficult when you’re in the Midwest, but Benja’s Mexican Store in Rapid City makes it easy to find everything you could need! Make sure to try the tamales!