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  • Project Updates February 2015

    Significant progress has occurred over the past couple of months, and we’re excited to share these updates with you.

    Friendship Store

    Friendship Store is taking shape! We are now five months into what we estimate to be a 12-month construction schedule. After a delay earlier in the winter due to utility...

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  • CSA Fair 2015 at Seward Co-op

    Our friends from Turnip Rock Farm at a previous CSA Fair.

    Meet and make friends with local farmers at Seward's CSA Fair on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with area farmers, learn about different CSA programs, and sign up for the share that’s right for you.

    Why join a CSA?...

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  • Everything's Coming Up Len Busch Roses


    On an icy visit to Len Busch Roses (LBR) in Plymouth recently, there was a fizz and spark in the greenhouses.

    “Everything builds up to this,” said Jason Lenz, LBR’s director of business development. “It doesn’t get any bigger than Valentine’s Day.”

    Here at Seward Co-op,...

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  • The Legacy of African Americans in Co-ops

    February is recognized as Black History Month in the United States. Traditionally, its focus has been to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in the U.S.

    Carter G. Woodson pioneered the celebration that started as out as a week in February in 1926, to its current month-long celebration. As we approach the opening of the Friendship store in Bryant neighborhood, it is...

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  • Co-op Creamery Logo Unveiled: Seward Project Updates

    Seward Co-op Project Updates




    Friendship Store

    Progress on constructing the new Friendship store was delayed in November and December due to rerouting and reconnecting existing power and communication cables, but the remaining demo of the old church building and the removal of the north-south...

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  • Report: GMO Label Day at the MN State Capitol

    In late January, Seward Co-op participated in “Label Day at the Capitol” with local nonprofit organization Right To Know MN (RTK-MN).

    RTK-MN is a campaign started by concerned...

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  • Saying Goodbye to Hill & Vale

    Joe and Bonnie Austin, Hill & Vale in Wykoff, MN

    For many years, Joe and Bonnie Austin from Hill & Vale have been supplying the metro area with 100-percent, all-pastured, natural...

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  • Produce at Its Peak: Ginger and Friends

    Fresh Turmeric from Kolo Kai in the Produce Department (January 27th).

    Growing up, the only ginger I knew came in powdered form and was most often added in modest amounts to batters for cookies and cakes. Now, decades later, ginger – fresh ginger – has become a staple...

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  • Letter Writing Day with Right to Know MN

    We have a right to know what is in our food, and RTK-MN wants to help you share why you care about GMO labeling! Join us anytime between 6–8 p.m. Tuesday night, January 20th, and enjoy some refreshments, meet Right to Know MN team members, and write letters to your state and federal elected officials.

    Please indicate your interest by...

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  • Isuroon Earns $18K+ From SEED in December

    Isuroon Executive Director Fartun Weli, second from left; LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Seward Education & Outreach Coordinator (far left); Abigail Rogosheske, Seward Education & Outreach Coordinator (second from right); Nicole Cina, Customer Service Coordinator (far right).

    Seward Co-op's December ...

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  • New P6 Video by Perennial Plate Filmmakers Released

    Many owners and shoppers have seen the P6 label around Seward Co-op for years, now, and have grown accustomed to using it in order to find the products that are either local, produced by co-ops, or produced by small farmers (companies must meet two of the three criteria to...

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  • Black Co-ops and “Their Collective Courage”

    In September, CoMinnesota and Nexus hosted an event to address the issues of economic development and cooperatives in African American communities. The event featured author Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, author of “Collective Courage: A history of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.”

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  • Seward on Fox9: DIY Skin Care Recipes

    Lea Vogl, Seward Wellness Manager, and LaDonna Sanders-Redmond, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Seward, were on Fox9 recently to share three great do-it-yourself skin care recipes: Whipped Body Butter,...

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  • Seward Community Fund’s 2014 Recipients

    Seward Co-op is pleased to announce the recipients of Seward Community Fund (SCF) grants for 2014. Grants funded by SCF are awarded annually to local non-profit organizations whose work aligns with our Ends Statement.

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  • Red Table Meat Co.: A Cut Above

    Anyone who visited The Craftsman restaurant in
    Minneapolis, or Chet’s Taverna in St. Paul back in
    the day, knows that chef Mike Phillips is a wizard
    at creating delicious, ingenious meat dishes.
    But with Red Table Meat Co., his latest venture,

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  • Seward Bakery Spills Its Pie-Crust Secrets


    If you’re going to make homemade pie from scratch for the holidays, the crust is going to make or break you. You could have the sweetest blueberries, the reddest cherries frozen from last summer, or the very best baking apples from Hoch...

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  • Isuroon: Mpls Needs a Halal Food Shelf

    UPDATE: Since this article was posted, Isuroon Ethnic Food Shelf received $18,558.25 in SEED donations from Seward shoppers for the month of December 2014. This is a new record for SEED donations at Seward Co-op.

    Imagine emigrating to a faraway nation. The culture, the alphabet, the weather, and everything you encounter on a daily level is completely alien to...

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  • Waite House Receives SEED Money from Seward Co-op

    The movement to change the way Americans eat is many decades old in Minneapolis, and Pillsbury United Communities' Waite House is one of the oldest forces of them all. For nearly fifty years, Waite House has been targeting "both the immediate needs and the root...

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  • Upcoming Seward Classes

    Would you like to learn tips for shopping at the co-op? Maybe you need a brush up on some culinary skills? Get your calendar out and take a look at which great health and cooking classes Seward Co-op has on deck for the next two months!

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  • Crock Pot Gumbo: Recipe and How-To Video

    LaDonna Sanders-Redmond, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Seward Co-op, visited KARE-11 recently with a terrific winter soup recipe: Crock Pot Chicken Gumbo.

    Gumbo is actually pretty easy to make; it just has a lot of ingredients and a...

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  • Produce at its Peak: Winter Radishes

    Most of us are familiar with the crimson-skinned, green-top spring radishes, so when a craving sets in, this is the radish we crave. But when those beautiful, red radishes are unavailable, Seward Produce has to turn to winter radish varieties instead. Winter radishes offer an even wider array of colors,...

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  • Produce at its Peak: Persimmons

    Hachiya Persimmons at Seward Co-op.
    I first tried a persimmon in my early twenties during my first autumn living in Japan. I had neither heard of nor seen a persimmon before, and I was excited by the chatter of the locals who were eager for persimmons – Japan’s...

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  • Read the New Scorecard

    Seward Co-op's 2014 scorecard and annual report is now available. You can read a downloadable version here or pick up a copy at the Customer Service desk. Check out our financial and social performance for this year and learn from the general manager and the board president about where the co-op is headed in 2015.

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  • Co-op Pop: Five Ways to Build a Good Eater

    I’m the father of two darn good eaters.

    My son can rip through a plate of rice and black beans like a lawn mower and my daughter actually packs cucumbers in her lunch. They aren’t the best eaters (Skittles and Nerds are the bane of my existence), and I always wish they’d eat more at any given...

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  • Seward Collard Greens Recipe on Fox 9-TV

    Seward Co-op's Education and Outreach Coordinator LaDonna Sanders-Redmond was on Fox 9 this morning, sharing a collard greens recipe for National Co-op Month.

    Great tips from LaDonna on cooking greens and how to get the texture just right. Recipe here on the Fox News site.

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