Pomme de Terre Foods (fondly known as PDT) was founded in 1971 by a small group of students and faculty at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The desire for a local co-op and for alternative food sources led to an on-campus food co-op known as the Prairie Dog Store. The store was run entirely by volunteers and stock was minimal (mostly bulk food items). Membership was drawn primarily from UMM students and faculty, and the shop moved to various locations during the first four years. It was located in Pine Hall, Blakely Hall, and the P.E. Annex at different times. You can read more about our early history here.
In early 1975, PDT foods moved to a new location (where Willie’s SuperValue is) in the town of Morris and was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization. PDT foods moved again to its current location in 1998.
Today, PDT Foods has a computerized cash register and inventory system that keeps track of our members purchases. We have two part-time employees, our Manager and our Bulk Foods Coordinator. We pride ourselves on providing locally grown foods, organic and natural foods, bulk items, and unique groceries to Morris and the surrounding communities.