The Wedge started in a backyard meeting just a few blocks from the current location of our Lyndale store. In 1974, a small group of community members decided it was time to have access to affordable, organic, whole foods without having to drive or take a bus for miles out of the Whittier neighborhood. And from the day we opened our doors in the tiny space of a garden apartment at 715 Franklin Ave, the Wedge has been growing (and outgrowing) our spaces. Back then, buckets of fresh produce spilled out onto the sidewalks to make room for the lines in the small storefront. Since then, we’ve moved two times and expanded three, started an organic distribution business, and built a café and community gathering space.
In 2017, the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op came together in a historic, cooperative consolidation to form one business. Each bringing over four decades of experience connecting people to local growers, suppliers, farmers and producers with health, sustainability, ethics and community in mind. Together we are building community by developing a strong, local, food system.