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  • Brief Gap in Kadejan Chicken Supply This Week

    Due to an upgrade in Kadejan’s production process, the Seward Meat department is receiving its delivery a day late this week (Wednesday instead of Tuesday).

    We fully support Kadejan, their product, and our standards, so we have decided to wait until Wednesday for their product.

    We apologize for the shortage of chicken till that time and the inconvenience.

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  • RECIPE: Tasty Summer Bread Baking

    Sunflowers, Wild Yeasts, and Red Turkey Wheat Flour

    Bread baking is said to be a winter activity, but actually, you may find that loaves turn out better in warmer weather.

    I once had a fellow bread-baking buddy who swore by baking bread in summer and early autumn. I wasn’t convinced, but...

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  • October is National Co-op Month!

    The cooperative model is unique. A co-op exists to serve its members, and the members are also the owners. With ownership comes an opportunity to participate in some co-op decision-making and to reap economic rewards of ownership. Kick off Co-op Month by joining CoMinnesota on Monday, Sept. 29, for a community conversation with Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard.

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  • Eden Foods Response to Seward Co-op letter

    On August 6, 2014, Seward Co-op General Manager Sean Doyle wrote a letter to Michael Potter CEO of Eden Foods in regards to the company's widespread public controversy (there's a decent synopsis of the issue in this CNN op-ed) and Eden Foods' falling sales at Seward Co-op. ...

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  • Nourish is for You

    A consistent complaint about the organic and sustainable food market is price. Seward Co-op is too small a store to correct market realities single-handedly, but we do believe in making economic relationships in our co-op as equal as possible....

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  • What's Your Favorite P6 Product?

    We had a prize drawing this week in the store, where Seward customers wrote down their names and their favorite P6 products, and the randomly-drawn winner took home a great big beautiful basket of P6 goodies.

    Below are some of the top names and products that...

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  • Know Our Grower: Gardens of Eagan Farm

    Gardens of Eagan's farm team, 2013

    Questions and Answers with Gardens of Eagan Farm

    Overnight, in 2008, Wedge Community Co-op's 10,000 members...

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  • Seward Co-op's Letter to Michael Potter

    Update on the Eden Foods issue from Seward Community Co-op

    Background

    Eden Foods produces 70+ packaged organic...

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  • Seward Co-op Has Huge News to Report!

    Seward Co-op has reached $2.5 million in owner investments!

    This is a huge achievement for the co-op and an example of cooperation among our co-op community. Although we've hit the $2.5 million mark, there's still time to contribute to the co-op's expansion projects. You can still invest in the co-op though an...

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  • Friendship Groundbreaking!

    On Saturday, July 12, Seward Co-op broke ground on its future Friendship store site at 38th St. and 3rd Ave. in Minneapolis. Hundreds of people of all ages from the surrounding neighborhoods were on hand to listen to an array of speakers and take part in a ceremonial ground breaking. Video by Chris Bohnhoff.

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  • How to tell if Seward's "Nourish" Is for YOU...

    A common criticism about the organic and sustainable food market is that prices are too high. As a small store, Seward Co-op cannot correct market realities single-handedly, but we do believe in making economic relationships in our co-op as equal as possible.

    To that end, we created Nourish, a multifaceted program...

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  • Seward Co-op Sponsoring Open Streets Aug 17!

    Open Streets Mpls: Franklin Ave E

    Sunday, August 17, 10 am-4 pm

    Seward Co-op is a Street Sponsor of Open Streets Mpls: Franklin Ave E. We’ll be selling brats and celebrating with Zipp’s, Harriet Brewing, Chef Shack and Du Nord Craft Spirits with music and libations! You can also visit us in front of the ...

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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, Aug. 2, noon-4 p.m. Join us for the kick-off of a month of visits from farmers, great food vendors, and food tastings on Saturday, Aug. 2. Ferndale, Maple Valley, Organic Valley, Kickapoo Coffee and more will be at the co-op.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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