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  • Produce At Its Peak: Chestnuts

    Chestnut trees once made up a significant portion of North America’s hardwood forests. The nuts were widely eaten by Native Americans and later by European immigrants, until the chestnut blight of the 1930s, which nearly eliminated the American chestnut tree. This year, Seward shoppers will find local chestnuts from Badgersett Farm out of Canton, Minn. on Seward shelves.

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  • Know Our Grower: Featherstone Farm

    Know Our Grower is an opportunity to connect shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food and sample recipes that allow their flavors to shine. Featherstone Farm is our featured farm this December! They will be in the Franklin store on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the Friendship store on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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  • Sow the Seeds Donation

    Seward Co-op's total contribution to the Sow the Seeds campaign was $4,790. Your help cultivates a stronger, healthier community; thanks to everyone who participated in this campaign to save our local farms!

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  • Seasonal Celebration Photo Contest

    Seasonal celebrations are in full swing and in this spirit, we’re hosting a photo contest. To enter, send us a picture of your seasonal celebration with a brief description, however it is defined by Sunday, Jan. 15.

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  • Seward Co-op's Guide to Winter Squash

    Winter squash varieties are some of the most versatile and festive vegetables of the fall harvest. Which one will you fall in love with this season?

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  • Support for Standing Rock

    Seward Co-op stands with Standing Rock and has supported the movement with donations to groups traveling to Standing Rock. We encourage community members to learn about current needs of the camp by following the link below and donate if you are able.

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  • Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe Weekly Specials!

    Here are the new weekly specials available in the Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe.

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  • 2016 Annual Meeting Recap

    Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the anniversary of the Friendship store and the annual meeting. Congratulations to our 2017 SEED recipients and to Mehdi Kennar, Jill Krueger, Gregory Lee and Migdalia Loyola, elected to fill four seats on Seward's board of directors.

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  • Winter Decor from Trout Brook Vineyard

    Wreaths and garlands from Trout Brook Vineyard in the St. Croix River Valley are available at Seward Co-op this year. The grapevine was harvested from the vineyard and handcrafted into the wreath base.

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  • Equal Exchange: Cooperatively Creating Fair Trade Partnerships for 30 Years

    This Co-op month, help Equal Exchange celebrate 10 years of radical banana trade at Lakes & Legends Brewery in Downtown Minneapolis on October 27th! The evening will be filled with discussion, food, and fun that celebrates small farmers striving to change the way American consumers view and eat bananas.

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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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  • 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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  • Know Our Grower: Shared Ground Farmers' Co-op

    Shared Ground Farmers' Co-op represents a diverse group of producers united around a commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. Stop by to visit with representatives Saturday, Oct. 22 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Franklin store and 3–6 p.m. at the Friendship store.

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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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  • 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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