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  • Recall: Organic Black Plums and Organic Yellow Nectarines

    It has come to our attention that Seward Co-op has sold six cases of recalled Organic Black Plums and Organic Yellow Nectarines in late June and mid-July. These fruits were packed at Wawona Packing Company in California and recalled for the potential of listeria concerns.

    Recalled Organic Yellow Nectarines were sold between June 27 – July 4; recalled Organic Black Plums were...

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  • P6 Month Celebration

    August is P6 Month, and Seward is going to celebrate every week, straight through to September!

    The festivities begin Saturday August 2, 2014, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm.

    Join us for the kick-off of a month of visits from farmers, great food vendors, and food tastings on Saturday, August 2. Ferndale, Maple Valley, Organic Valley, Kickapoo Coffee and more will be joining us for the...

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  • Lakewood Juices Recalls Unfiltered Apple Juice

    Lakewood Juice has recalled a single lot of Unfiltered Apple Juice due to the possible presence of inorganic arsenic which exceeds FDA allowable levels.

    The PLU barcode for this product is UPC 42608-45943. The recalled product has the lot #226F and a use by date 10.8.2015 and is priced at $4.39.

    Recalled products will be fully refunded at our Customer Service desk.

  • July 16 - July 29

    Store Specials Owner Deals Co+op Deals

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  • Produce at Its Peak: Apricots and an Adios

    It has not been truly hot so far this year, and for that I am grateful.

    Where I grew up in central Kansas, you could count on the mercury hitting 100 by the first week of July and staying that way for two months. We adapted our cooking to fit the season -- that is, we ate a lot of salads, grilled things, and we used a toaster...

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  • Run for the Board of Directors

    Are you an owner of Seward Co-op who would like to:

    • shape strategic, long-term plans for the co-op;
    • learn about issues in the cooperative and natural foods sectors; and
    • develop policies that govern the co-op?

    Then, please consider running for the board of directors!

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  • Capital Campaign Extended

    After an energized week leading up to June 30th we ended our fiscal year with over $2 million in owner investments. Thank you to everyone who came in to invest in an effort help us reach our goal! Recognizing how far we’ve come in a few short months and just how close we are to our goal of $2.5 million, we have decided to extend our capital campaign. Officially the campaign has been...

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  • H.S. Badger Is Recalling Pre-Shave & Aragon Hair Oil

    W.S. Badger Company recently informed Seward Co-op that a single lot of Baobab Oil was mislabeled as Certified Organic by their supplier, and although it was tested and contains little/no pesticide residues, its inclusion in two items that Seward Co-op carries invalidates the products’ USDA Organic Certification.

    These products are not currently stocked on our Wellness Department...

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  • Councilperson Glidden to Speak at Seward Groundbreaking

    On Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seward Community Co-operative will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new South Minneapolis store, to be located at the corner of 38th Street and 3rd Avenue. The special event will include notable guest speakers, live music, and, of course, delicious food for attendees.

    “We’re excited to celebrate this milestone....

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  • Councilperson Glidden to Speak at Seward Groundbreaking


    **WEATHER UPDATE: Friday, July 11**

    In case of rain on Saturday, this event will be held in the Sabathani Community Center's gymnasium (310 East 38th Street) across the street from the Friendship Store site. The gym...

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  • Eat Local Farm Tour 2014


    Your local food producers and all the Twin Cities’ food co-ops would like to invite you to a day out on the farm.

    Join us on Saturday, July 19 to explore the local food world, visit with your farmers, and see your food from their perspectives. The Eat Local...

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  • Know Our Grower: Keewaydin Farms

    The vitality and sustainability of our local food system depends on the presence of a diverse network of growers and the support of a dedicated consumer base. Seward Co-op’s annual Know Our Grower program directly connects shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food. Meet growers from Keewaydin Farms in the co-op on Saturday, June 28, noon - 3 p.m.!

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  • Produce at its Peak: Poetry from Plums

    I heard a couple of days ago via the radio newscast, that, because of the chilly spring, Minnesota’s strawberry crop has been quite delayed.

    Indeed. By my calculations, we’re maybe two weeks behind schedule, but we did get a good supply in from Hoch Orchard this week. Hallelujah-there is...

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  • Oil-Pulling: Real or Just a Trendy Fiction?

    A Huffington Post article begins:

    Is the ancient Indian practice of oil pulling a cure-all or snake oil?

    A s...

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  • Counting Down and Building Capital

    We are more than a week into June and, with more than $1.5 million in owner investments, we now have less than $1 million remaining to raise. We have been aiming toward June 30 — the end of our fiscal year — as our goal date for attaining the $2.5 million in owner capital needed to complete our expansion projects. While we could...

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  • Counting Down and Building Capital

    We are more than a week into June and, with more than $1.5 million in owner investments, we now have less than $1 million remaining to raise. We have been aiming toward June 30 — the end of our fiscal year — as our goal date for attaining the $2.5 million in owner capital needed to complete our expansion projects. While we could continue to raise capital throughout the summer, we...

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  • Summertime Recipe: Frozen Grapes

    Frozen grapes are terrific trick to keep in your summer tool kit. They're great treats for kids, fun to make as an activity, make good "ice cubes" for kids' fruit drinks (lemonade!) and/or grown-up drinks (sangrias!), or they're just...

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  • Produce at its Peak: Suddenly Summer

    Summer came all of a sudden, curtailing ramp season. I hope you got a taste while they were still around, but if you didn’t, there are still lots of interesting early season local products around.

    For instance green garlic, which is simply the first shoot of the...

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  • Sabathani Food Shelf Receives Record-breaking SEED Check

    June 5, 2014 --Reps from Sabathani Community Center Food Shelf received their record-breaking SEED check from Seward Co-op in a small but very moving ceremony today. Seward owners and shoppers gave more money in the...

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  • Have thyroid concerns? Join Dr. Sara Jean Barrett N.D. this Saturday

    When your thyroid doesn't function well, it can affect every aspect of your health -- depression, energy levels, weight, everything.

    Since undiagnosed thyroid problems can dramatically increase health risks, it's important to understand the complexities surrounding the...

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  • Seward Boosts Needs-Based Discount to Ten Percent

    As part of its forthcoming "Nourish" program, Seward Community Co-op has raised its store discount from five to 10 percent for Seward shoppers who receive various forms of needs-based assistance. The increase went into effect June 1, 2014.

    "We’re very proud to make this higher discount available,” said...

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  • Recipe: Bittersweet Salad

    Recipe: WARM BITTERSWEET SALAD

    You'll need:

    Local organic radishes from WI Growers Co-op
    Upland Cress from Labore
    Organic Nettles from Just Local, bagged
    Organic Red Rabbage
    Organic Pixie Tangerines or ripe Organic Bosc Pears
    Salad Girls Pomegranate Dressing (in the Produce Aisle)

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  • Record-breaking Seward Donations for Sabathani Community Center

    In May, Seward Co-op shoppers made a bold statement: They raised more SEED money in a single month than ever before.

    Seward shoppers rounded up to give $18,470.35 to the Sabathani Community Center food shelf in May, the largest single month of fundraising in the history of Seward's SEED program!

    The co-op is very...

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  • Recall: Kind Strong Bars and Kind Healthy Grains Bars

    Seward Co-op has pulled Kind Strong Bars and Kind Healthy Grains Bars from the shelf due to the possible presence of unlabeled peanuts in this product. This is a voluntary recall undertaken by the company, KIND, after their own quality-assurance systems detected the problem.

    From the FDA's recall press release:

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  • Half Way There!

    Ten weeks into the capital campaign and we’ve passed the halfway mark with $1,362,750 in owner investments, which represents 52 percent of our goal. Thank you once again to our owners for your support!

    At Seward Co-op we have 11,908 (and counting) owners. With $1,137,250 left to raise, if 2,275 owners (roughly 20 percent of our ownership) purchased a single share we would reach...

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