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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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  • 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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  • Recipe: Bittersweet Salad

    Recipe: WARM BITTERSWEET SALAD

    You'll need:

    Local organic radishes from WI Growers Co-op
    Upland Cress from Labore
    Organic Nettles from Just Local, bagged
    Organic Red Rabbage
    Organic Pixie Tangerines or ripe Organic Bosc Pears
    Salad Girls Pomegranate Dressing (in the Produce Aisle)

    ...

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  • Record-breaking Seward Donations for Sabathani Community Center

    In May, Seward Co-op shoppers made a bold statement: They raised more SEED money in a single month than ever before.

    Seward shoppers rounded up to give $18,470.35 to the Sabathani Community Center food shelf in May, the largest single month of fundraising in the history of Seward's SEED program!

    The co-op is very...

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  • Peters Family Farm: Get Your Goat

    Have you ever tried goat before?

    Right now, the Seward Meat Department has goat cuts from a new P6-producer Peters Family Farm in Fountain, MN, and we're very excited for you to give them a try.

    "We began raising goats in 2008. We have a 40-acre place," Travis Peters of Peters Family Farm tells us, "situated on a hillside; the land is perfect for...

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  • Produce at its Peak: Growing Conditions

    by Hannah B., Produce staff

    This week a customer asked me if the local spinach we have right now is a different variety than the kind we had last week, because the leaves are so much thinner and flatter, and also somewhat pointed.

    Meanwhile, I spent some time researching Vidalia sweet onions to see what makes them different...

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  • Produce at Its Peak: Signs of Spring

    If it were a “normal” year, by now we’d have lots of local produce: ramps, radishes, a wide selection of tender herbs, watercress, spring mix, etc., etc., etc. But it is gloomy and chilly yet, the trees in Powderhorn Park just barely showing evidence that leaves will exist again. One hundred years or so ago, we’d have been subsisting on sprouting potatoes and sad...

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  • 3 Ways to Help Seward Co-op

    To make the Friendship Store and Creamery Building projects a reality, Seward needs to raise $2.5 million by June 30, 2014.

    Want to help us do it?

    Here's how:

    1. Invest

    We're offering an investment opportunity to Seward's...

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  • New Seward Co-op "Grow Together" T-Shirt

    The next time you're in the big green co-op, go to register lane 4 and you'll find a display of brand new, crisp and beautiful t-shirts that are brimming with cooperative POWER:

    These shirts were designed by Tammy Ortegon, a...

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  • Invest: Make the Friendship Store and Creamery a Reality

    In the past five years, Seward Co-op's ownership has nearly tripled, so it's not surprising that owners have already invested $674,500 -- 27% of our goal -- in Seward's Friendship Store & Franklin Creamery Projects.

    But in case you didn't know about...

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  • Smart Dads Remember "Sale and a Coupon: No Way!"

    Note: Sale prices on the items mentioned in this article ended Tuesday, April 15.



    You know "shave and hair cut two bits," right?

    When you're at the co-op today, hum the words Sale and a Coupon: No Way! to that tune and it'll help you remember to save a boatload of money. It's a little...

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  • CSA Fair, Saturday April 12, 11 am - 2 pm

    Why join a CSA? Purchasing a share connects us to the bounty and risk that local farmers take in growing healthful, fresh food. Each grower offers a different package depending on the farm’s length of season, items offered, cost, and drop-off locations.

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