Co-op Creamery

Seward Co-op is in the midst of working on the new Co-op Creamery and administrative offices at 2601 E. Franklin Ave. Located across the street from Wells Fargo bank, the building was built in 1920 by a multi-stakeholder co-op that processed and home delivered milk and other dairy products to its owners.

In addition to gaining much-needed office space, the co-op is also returning the building to its original use as a food production facility, which we will use to expand our bakery and sausage production. The space will also include a retail café, the Co-op Creamery, opening in late July.

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  • Project Updates: Co-op Creamery

    New taps at the Creamery counter.

    This month we reached a major milestone: Food production at the Creamery has begun! The bakery and sausage production are now operating out of the Creamery kitchens, and deliveries to the Franklin store will start next month. Eventually, the Creamery will supply product to the Friendship store, as well, when it opens in October.

    We are preparing for the café opening in late...

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  • Seward Hires Co-op Creamery Chef

    We are pleased to announce the hire of Lucas Almendinger as Executive Chef of the Co-op Creamery. The café, set to open in late July, will offer a menu created by Almendinger that features local fare, as well as a beer and wine selection. Almendinger comes to the Co-op Creamery following an impressive career at some of the Twin Cities’ most well-known restaurants. Most...

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  • I Saw the Sign: The Co-op Creamery Cafe

    The Co-op Creamery isn't open yet, but you can almost hear the happy co-op owners inside chatting about a food revolution when you see the new sign, can't you?

  • Co-op Creamery Updates

    We plan to be ready to begin food production at the Creamery in late June: Deliveries to the Franklin store will start in July (then to the Friendship store in October). The café will open in July.

    New windows recently went in on the Franklin and 26th Avenue walls, which is probably the most visible update that...

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  • Welcome, Chad Snelson

    Seward Co-op has hired Chad Snelson as director of operations at Seward Co-op’s Creamery Kitchen and Co-op Creamery Neighborhood Café. At this point, with the café still under construction, it’s been a lot of planning and forecasting for...

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  • Project Update

    Work on the Co-op Creamery at 2601 E. Franklin Ave. is in full swing. In late January, co-op administrative staff moved into the second floor offices. This move has helped to alleviate space constraints at the Franklin store offices. The staff at the Creamery will support all Seward locations.

    On the first floor of the...

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