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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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  • Local Author Reading on December 20

    Bring the young ones to Seward Co-op on Saturday, December 20 (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.), for a very special event: Local writer and artist Anne Sawyer-Aitch will read from her newest children's book Nalah Goes to Mad Mouse City....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seward Co-op on Kare11

    With a Honey Cashew Chicken recipe and scrumptious dish in hand, Seward Co-op's Tom Vogel (Marketing Manager) and Ladonna Sanders-Redmond (Education and Outreach Coordinator) went on Kare11-TV yesterday to talk co-ops, Equal Exchange cashews, and our Friendship store expansion.

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  • Seward Supports GMO Right to Know Month!

    Love GMOs? Then Label 'Em!

    A coalition called Right to Know Minnesota (RTK-MN) has organized a campaign supporting passage of a labeling bill to require foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such. This joins with over two...

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  • Seward Cooperates with Cashew Co-op

    As an important source of protein, an alternative to peanuts for those with allergies, and a unique ingredient for many traditional dishes, cashews are a key staple sold at Seward Co-op. Cashews are so popular with Seward customers, in fact, that we’ve sold...

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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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  • 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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