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  • Our Bakery Team Nabs Third Place

    Prize-winners Lauren, Alissa, and Mary of the Seward Co-op Bakery Team

    Seward Co-Op took home the "Bronze Medal" in the Second Annual Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge last night.

    The...

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  • Updates: Friendship, Co-op Creamery Cafe, Hiring

    Progress is picking up on both the Friendship store construction and the Co-op Creamery. See what we've been up to and what we have coming up in the next few months!

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  • Bike It to the Co-op

    Now that warmer weather is upon us, Seward Co-op would like to encourage shoppers to bike to the co-op whenever possible! We want to make it worth your while to make the extra effort. Pick up a “Seward Co-op Bike Benefits” sticker at Customer Service to wear proudly on your helmet or bicycle.

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  • Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge

    Wednesday, April 22, Seward is sponsoring the Beez Kneez Second Annual Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge.

    This tasty annual event is a local foods pastry chef competition, judged by some...

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  • Plant a Pollinator Garden

    With their Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge next week, our friends at Beez Kneez have us thinking about pollinators. If you're concerned about the health of bees and butterflies too, now is the perfect time to start taking action. Because one of the best things individuals can do to support pollinators is plant a pollinator garden .

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  • Your Co-op is a Hive of Activity


    Seward Co-op is a veritable hive of bee-activity this month, all in the name of saving our pollinators. Want to get in on the action with us? You can take...

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  • Time to go Farmer-Shopping with CSAs

    This Saturday is the 2015 Seward CSA Fair. Still looking for a CSA to join? Would you like to hang out with farmers, meet our friends the Beez Kneez, and maybe win some amazing prizes? Then join us Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seward Co-op for a day of fun in the sun (we hope!).

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  • CSA Fair 2015 at Seward Co-op

    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.

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  • Pollinators on the Roof: Two Beehives Coming to Seward!

    Seward Co-op is partnering with Minneapolis-based The Beez Kneez, to launch an urban beekeeping site on the rooftop of its Franklin store. The project, set to launch some time this month, will provide a safe habitat where bees will produce honey that, hopefully, will in turn be sold to Seward Co-op shoppers.

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  • Record-Breaking SEED total: $21,860

    The SEED totals are in for the month of March: Seward shoppers and owners have donated $19,776.39 (from 43,693 individual donations). That's a record for monthly donations via SEED! Seward Co-op matched $2,085 in donations over the course of the final March weekend, for a grand total of $21,860 in March.

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  • Class: East African Cooking with Flamingo Restaurant

    Saturday, April 4: Learn healthy cooking techniques for beans, greens and beef rooted in East African cultures with Shegitu Kebede of Flamingo Restaurant in St. Paul. NOURISH 101 CLASSES ARE FREE!

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  • Store Hours April 3-5

    Our hours this weekend will be the usual daily hours, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., for Passover, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday (April 3-5). Count on us: We'll be open for all your holiday needs.

    Do check out the holiday specials in our all-star butcher shop (below), where we'll be serving local and sustainable meats all weekend!


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  • SEED Money Match This Weekend!

    Round-up and give at our registers this weekend and we'll match you!

    We're serious about our goal of raising $20,000 for the Sabathani Community Center Food Shelf by the end of march. So...

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  • 6 Jobs on the Seward Career Board Right Now

    There are some great jobs available at Seward Co-op right now. More details at Seward Co-op Careers page (you can sign up for email Job Alerts there too).

    Front End Manager, Full-Time, posted until: 04/01/2015
    Purpose: Lead department staff, manage...

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  • Natural Egg-dying Demo At Seward

    This Saturday, March 28, we'll be showing you how to make natural dyes for eggs at Seward Co-op. Pop by the store any time from 1-4 p.m. and see how to make great dyes from onion skins, coffee, turmeric, and tea!

    We'll have a recipe for natural egg-dyes in the recipe rack by the Customer Service desk, too, so be sure...

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  • Produce at Its Peak: Grateful for Local

    Considering all that our local farmers are experiencing and adapting to, it is a wonder that we have such a bountiful supply of locally grown food even in our more temperate months. It is all the more wondrous that Seward Co-op is able to offer locally produced food year round. As our lead buyer noted recently, “Local season never really ends, it just changes.”

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  • Co-op Presents Check to February SEED Recipient

    On Wednesday, March 11, Seward Co-op staff presented a SEED check for $15,708.88 (representing 35,108 individual donations) to Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association's Appetite for Leadership program.

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  • Spring Allergy Remedies

    Spring is coming and there's such a sweet balm in the air already. But along with the lovely temperatures, allergy sufferers (and bees!) know there's pollen in the air already, too. If you're prone to spring-time allergies, now is the perfect time to start taking preventative measures against allergy symptoms for the coming year.

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  • Feed 4 for Under $10: Mushroom Polenta Bowls Recipe

    Try our latest Nourish recipe for Mushroom Polenta Bowls. It’s one of our “Feed 4 For Under $10” recipes (find more in our recipe rack by the Customer Service Desk) and it's a great one for using up leftover vegetables – a budget-friendly recipe in every regard.

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  • Citrus: Brightness When We Need It Most

    When other fruit varieties aren't available in the winter, citrus really shines. Right now, the co-op has a dazzling array of citrus fruits in the produce department.

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  • The Lone Grazer Rides in Northeast Minneapolis

    The Lone Grazer Creamery is a new cheese producer in Minneapolis, and Seward Co-op is proud and eager to carry their cheeses.

    “We got them in last Friday (February 27). That was the first delivery,” said Scott Heard, Seward Cheese Department...

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  • Project Updates February 2015

    The Friendship Store is taking shape! Significant progress has occurred over the past couple of months, and we’re excited to share these updates with you. We are now five months into what we estimate to be a 12-month construction schedule.

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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

    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 section of the vacated alley was completed in late December.

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