News Announcement

Introducing Eric Wenaas, PRFC General Manager

Eric Wenaas grew up in Carrington, North Dakota where his parents owned and operated the local grocery store.  He attended NDSU majoring in business administration but also found time to play his drums for the university’s jazz band and graduated in 2002.  Over the next several years Eric took on hospitality and retail roles in Colorado including Glenmoor Country Club, Colorado Golf Club, and Whole Foods Marketplace.

In 2014 he came back to his hometown to assist in modernizing the family business by taking on a two-year general manager apprenticeship.  Ultimately deciding not to purchase the family business, Eric moved back to Fargo to pursue his MBA at NDSU.  While a full-time grad student he worked for both Prairie Roots Food Co-op and Prairiewood Golf Course and completed his degree in May 2019.

In August 2019, Prairie Roots welcomed Eric as their new general manager.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding his bike, snowboarding, golfing, art/music, sipping iced mochas, and scoping out the next great product for the shelves.

Recurring Events

Tasting Thursday
Every Thursday

Come sample some of the awesome products we have available in the store!

Prairie Roots Board Meeting
1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Attending Board Meetings is a great opportunity to learn more about your food cooperative.

Wellness Wednesdays
Select wellness products are on sale and Co-op Owners get 10% off the entire wellness section!

Owner Appreciation Day
One benefit of being an owner is getting 10% off your entire purchase on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month!

Events & Classes

Events and Classes are located at the Prairie Roots Food Co-op Community Room unless otherwise noted.

Gardening Day!

Madison Elementary School
1040 29th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102

Until October 26th

Wednesday,  4pm-6pm
Saturday, 8:30am – 10:30am

This is a great time to spend learning and having fun with neighbors and folks from nearby in our community! This garden is free to participate in and family friendly — kids are welcome! We share the work and the harvest when it is ready. Come join us! Many hands make light work!

Our garden plot is located in the field west of Madison Elementary School, south of Madison Swimming Pool. Parking is on the street or in the Madison Elementary School parking lot.

To make sure our consistent gardeners get a fair share for their work, harvest shares will be organized in the following way:
16 hours = full share
8 hours = half share
4 hours = quarter share

Everyone who works on a day we harvest will get some of the harvest, but those who are there consistently get bigger portions!

This event is hosted by Prairie Roots Community Fund.

CBD Class with Sara Gurath
PRFC Community Room

Saturday, October 19

This class is led by Sara Gurath and will explore CBD. What is it? How is it used? How does my body utilize it? Bring your questions, she will have the answers! This class is free, and open to all!

Free Pix with Paige – Family, Friends or Solo Picture Day
PRFC Community Room

Saturday, October 26

This Free Photo Event will allow you to come in and get a professional picture taken. First come, first served-this is open to all. Digital delivery or printed options available. Once pics are taken, you will be notified when you are able to pick them up at the Co-op or they will be sent to the email you gave at the event. Paige Windahl has a professional photo set up she is donating use of along with her time and talents. THANK YOU PAIGE!

Turn the Page wit Paige Storytime
Saturday, November 9
Saturday, November 23

This is a family friendly story time event with a free light snack provided in our Community Room.

Live Music Aca-SHE-mia
Saturday, December 7

Come shop with the ambiance of live music in the background. A team of NDSU Professors will grace us with their gifts live in store. You won’t want to miss this musical event!

Prairie Roots Food Co-op invites artists of all media to create, sell and display your crafts and talents at the Co-op. You pick where is best for what you do at the store – whether it be outside on our gorgeous patio, inside the store in our Community Room or in our Co-op Live space. You can sell your art, create it or just plain be in our space to expand your audience reach. There is no cost to you and no commission taken from us. We want to showcase our talented friends in the community. All artists welcome! If you would like to participate in this event, send an email to

Do you or someone you know have Event ideas that can be held in our community room? If so, please send an email to with subject EVENT IDEA.

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