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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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  • August is P6 Month!

    August is P6 Month, and Seward Co-op will be celebrating every week! The festivities begin Saturday, August 6, from noon–3 p.m.; please join us for the P6 Month Kick-off with a celebration of your favorite local, small-scale and/or cooperatively-owned producers.

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  • 5 Reasons to Take the Detour to the Franklin Store!

    We aren’t letting a little construction get us down, and neither should you —take the scenic route and check out these great things Seward Co-op has to offer!

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  • Sprout! Newsletter Update

    Starting in September, the “Sprout!” newsletter will be published quarterly, rather than bimonthly. It will continue to feature the same information on classes, co-op news and events, P6 producers, and food-related issues. We will continue to mail the newsletter to those who elect to receive it. We’ll post the electronic version on our website.

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  • Co-op Creamery Temporarily Closed

    We plan to relaunch the Seward Co-op Creamery Café. In order to prepare and implement the changes needed we closed the café July 4. Our goal is to celebrate the reopening of the café in late August.

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  • Interested in Running for the Board of Directors?

    Seward Co-op’s Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the 2016 board election. If you feel strongly about the cooperative business model and want to help shape the future of our co-op, please consider being a candidate.

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  • Produce At Its Peak: Summer Squash

    Summer squash is in season now and we are carrying at least five varieties (green and gold zucchini, crookneck, zephyr-my personal favorite for its sweetness-, patty pan, and calabacita, a small tender zucchini). Wisconsin Growers Co-op, Featherstone Farm, Heartbeet Farms, and Sin Fronteras are delivering these squash multiple times each week.

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  • Eat Local Farm Tour

    Saturday, July 16, co-op owners and shoppers are invited to travel both within and beyond the city to visit local farms by participating in the annual Eat Local Farm Tour.

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  • Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm

    Heartbeet Farm is a family farm owned and operated by Joe and Rebecca Schwen. Stop in to chat and sample local produce Saturday, July 9th at the Franklin store 11 a.m.–2pm or Friendship store 3–6 p.m.

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  • Get Out and Grill

    Don't miss our Grilling Sampler Saturday, June 25 or forget to enter our grill giveaway by Tuesday, June 28!

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  • We're Open July 4th

    The Franklin and Friendship store are open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. and the Co-op Creamery Cafe is closed on July 4th. Stay safe and stop in if you need anything!

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  • Produce at Its Peak: Stone Fruit

    Stone fruit season has begun! Peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots, apricots, and cherries peak from June-September and the harvest spans warm climate regions.

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  • Know Our Grower: Mhonpaj’s Garden

    June kicks of the Know Our Grower series! Stop in and chat with Mhonpaj’s Garden–Saturday, June 11th, Franklin: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; Friendship 3–6 p.m.

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  • All About Fish

    Join Coastal Seafoods and the Seward Co-op Meat and Seafood Department Saturday, June 11 for a special intro to the Seward fish case!

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  • Produce At Its Peak: Gardening and Rhubarb

    Container and raised bed gardens are a great way to plant herb and vegetable gardens on different scales with very little investment.

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  • Support GMO Labeling, Join us June 2 at Birchwood Cafe

    Right to Know Minnesota (RTK-MN); the Copper River Watershed Project; and Seward Community Co-op staff, a RTK-MN coalition member, are participating in an inspiring and delicious evening in support of GMO labeling at Birchwood Cafe.

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  • DIY Marinade

    Making your own grilling marinades is easier than you think, just follow this basic formula.

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  • Grilling Sale May 16-29

    While summer doesn’t technically start until June 20, many people consider Memorial Day to be the official start of summer. We’re hosting a grilling sale from May 16–May 29, offering a little something for everyone.

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  • Starter Plant Sale

    Seward Co-op is hosting a plant sale from Monday, May 1 through Sunday, June 5. Stop in either of our store locations and browse our wide selection of starter plants.

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  • World Fair Trade Day

    Saturday, May 14, World Fair Trade Day, is a global celebration of fair trade bringing together those committed to building healthy and sustainable communities worldwide. When you choose fair trade products and ingredients, you help improve the lives of small-scale farmers, farm-workers, producers and their families.

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  • Annual Owner Survey

    In February, Seward Co-op worked with the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls to conduct a survey of its owners’ satisfaction with the cooperative. Thank you to all who took the time to complete the survey.

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  • Road to Friendship: A Food Co-op in a Community of Color

    Seward Community Co-op is a 42-year-old natural food cooperative located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seward Co-op has 15,000 owners, and it is looked upon as a leader among natural food cooperatives nationwide.

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  • SEED Donations Surpass $1,000,000 Mark

    We are proud to announce this community giving program has surpassed $1 million in donations!

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  • Evolving May Day Traditions

    This year’s MayDay parade will be held Sunday, May 1, at noon. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the preservation of a vital South Minneapolis event. Stop by the coop on your way to the MayDay events to gather all of your snacks and goodies.

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  • Mother's Day Gifts Ideas and Preview Event!

    Mark your calendars for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, and make sure to plan something special for the important moms in your life.

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