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  • $5 Brat Baskets: Celebrate P6 Month

    Tuesday and Wednesday, this week only: Brats, chips, kraut, ketchup, mustard, and a pickle: $5 per basket.

    Best of all, these delicious brats are made right here in the Seward Meat department. So grab a friend or a co-worker and run over to Seward Co-op for lunch.

    Or bring the kids to our Deli for a fun, inexpensive P6 Month celebration!

    Tuesday and Wednesday this week only.

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  • Nourish Kick-off: Simple Healthy Eating

    Nourish Kick-off Event

    Saturday September 6, 2014, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm, at Seward Co-op

    Eating healthfully and affordably can be challenging. Whether you have budget constraints or are just looking for ways to save on your grocery bill, Nourish offers something for everyone. From noon to 4 p.m., stop by for...

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  • Produce at its Peak: Local Abundance

    Summer is a great time to eat in Minnesota.

    For much of the year, we benefit from the warmth and generosity of other regions. But for taste, there is no substitute for fruits and vegetables that are raised in the soils of nearby...

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  • Want $100? Snap a P6 Selfie

    P6 Month is upon us and we want to see YOU with your favorite P6 item.

    In fact, we want to see you championing your favorite P6 item so badly that we're giving away four (4!) $100 gift cards to the best P6 selfies we see this month.

    Here's how you can win one...

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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 became farmers by proxy when the founding farmers at ...

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  • Open Streets Mpls: Franklin Ave E

    Sunday, August 17, 10 am-4 pm

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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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  • Meat & Seafood New Items This Weekend

    Put these two items on your shopping list this weekend:

    1) P6 Star Prairie Trout, Stuffed to Order

    Select shaved orange and fennel root, fresh lemon & thyme, or fresh serrano chile stuffings. Superb. Don't let the summer end without trying stuffed Star Prairie Trout on your grill.

    2) Butcher's...

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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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