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  • Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe Now Open!

    We’ve taken the community’s feedback to heart and used it to guide the vision for the new café. Going forward, the café will be open Sunday–Tuesday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., and Wednesday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.

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  • Seward Co-op Annual Meeting and Friendship Store First Anniversary Celebration

    Gather with fellow co-op owners at 2016’s annual meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5–8 p.m., at the Friendship store, 317 East 38th St., and celebrate the Friendship store’s first anniversary–everyone welcome!

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  • Board of Directors 2016 Election

    The board of directors election commences Tuesday, Sept. 6. Co-op owners, this is your opportunity to help impact the future direction of the co-op. Please vote today!

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  • Fall Harvest Snacks and Make-Ahead Meals

    Getting dinner on the table and lunches packed can be stressful as the back-to-school tensions and schedules resume. So, we invite you to try your hand at these DIY snacks and make-ahead meals sure to make packing lunches and weeknight meals a cinch.

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  • Save the Date: Bulk Sale Thursday, Oct. 20!

    Whether shopping in bulk is a new prospect or you’ve been shopping bulk exclusively for decades, we have a rare treat for you: a 10-percent-off Bulk Sale on Thursday, Oct. 20. All day — for one day only — everything in the Bulk department (even sale items) is 10 percent off.

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  • Food Preservation 101: Drying

    Drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food and is relatively simple. Food dehydrators are typically the best because that is what they were designed to do. But you don’t have to add another gadget to dry and preserve food. Click the link to learn more!

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  • Food Preservation 101: Freezing

    For simplicity and speed, it’s tough to beat freezing for preserving the local harvest. Plus, you probably already have all the tools you need to get started — just stop by the co-op and pick up your produce. Click the link to learn the best veggies and fruits to freeze so you can assemble a delicious stash for winter.

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  • Food Preservation 101: Canning

    Once the domain of grandmothers, canning as a means of preserving the harvest has been making a huge comeback. If you enjoy eating in season, this is the way to enjoy the bounty of the harvest all year long— and Seward Co-op has everything you need from jars to pickling seasoning to pectin!

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  • Midwest Food Connection Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Midwest Food Connection (MFC) is Seward Co-op’s presence in local elementary schools. Lessons feature cooking and tasting local food picked up from the co-op, the cultural and historical context of familiar foods, and nutrition education. Your co-op ownership helps to support this important outreach work.

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  • 2016 Alaffia School Supplies Drive

    Through Sept. 30, co-op owners and shoppers may participate in Alaffia's 2016 School Supplies Drive. Click the link to learn more!

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  • Produce At Its Peak: Local At Its Peak

    Right now our Produce departments are carrying over 75 local fruits and vegetables–more if you count the different varieties of hot peppers! Now is the time to make the most of the local harvest’s bounty available at the co-op.

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  • Healthy Lunch Box Sampler

    Stop in on Saturday, Sept. 3 for new ideas, recipes and grab 'n' go items from our deli for easy, nutritious lunches and snacks for busy kids and families.

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  • Watermelon Salad Recipe: a Jason Show Favorite!

    The dog days of summer are here and what better way to celebrate than with fun, fresh, and hydrating watermelon snacks? Seward Co-op's Friendship store Demo Specialist was on Fox 9's The Jason Show last week demoing five creative ways to enjoy watermelon.

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  • August is P6 Month!

    P6 producers will be sampling and we’ll have Seward gift card raffles every weekend in both stores, so please, stop by often!

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  • Introducing Farm Fresh Fridays

    Join us in celebrating P6 products from small, local farms with 25% discounts on select produce, meat and cheese items every Friday throughout the year. Look for Farm Fresh Friday sale signs in the stores or check out Seward’s social media sites every Friday for a list of items on sale.

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  • Know Our Grower: Sin Fronteras

    Sin Fronteras (Without Borders) is a Stillwater, Minn-based family-farm growing fresh, healthy Latino food.

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  • 5 Reasons to Take the Detour to the Franklin Store!

    We aren’t letting a little construction get us down, and neither should you — take the scenic route and check out these great things Seward Co-op has to offer!

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  • Sprout! Newsletter Update

    Starting in September, the “Sprout!” newsletter will be published quarterly, rather than bimonthly. It will continue to feature the same information on classes, co-op news and events, P6 producers, and food-related issues. We will continue to mail the newsletter to those who elect to receive it. We’ll post the electronic version on our website.

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  • Co-op Creamery Temporarily Closed

    We plan to relaunch the Seward Co-op Creamery Café. In order to prepare and implement the changes needed we closed the café July 4. Our goal is to celebrate the reopening of the café in late August.

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  • Interested in Running for the Board of Directors?

    Seward Co-op’s Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the 2016 board election. If you feel strongly about the cooperative business model and want to help shape the future of our co-op, please consider being a candidate.

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  • Produce At Its Peak: Summer Squash

    Summer squash is in season now and we are carrying at least five varieties (green and gold zucchini, crookneck, zephyr-my personal favorite for its sweetness-, patty pan, and calabacita, a small tender zucchini). Wisconsin Growers Co-op, Featherstone Farm, Heartbeet Farms, and Sin Fronteras are delivering these squash multiple times each week.

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  • Eat Local Farm Tour

    Saturday, July 16, co-op owners and shoppers are invited to travel both within and beyond the city to visit local farms by participating in the annual Eat Local Farm Tour.

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  • Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm

    Heartbeet Farm is a family farm owned and operated by Joe and Rebecca Schwen. Stop in to chat and sample local produce Saturday, July 9th at the Franklin store 11 a.m.–2pm or Friendship store 3–6 p.m.

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  • Get Out and Grill

    Don't miss our Grilling Sampler Saturday, June 25 or forget to enter our grill giveaway by Tuesday, June 28!

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  • We're Open July 4th

    The Franklin and Friendship store are open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. and the Co-op Creamery Cafe is closed on July 4th. Stay safe and stop in if you need anything!

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