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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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  • 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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  • Report: GMO Label Day at the MN State Capitol

    In late January, Seward Co-op participated in “Label Day at the Capitol” with local nonprofit organization Right To Know MN (RTK-MN).

    RTK-MN is a campaign started by concerned...

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  • Saying Goodbye to Hill & Vale

    Joe and Bonnie Austin, Hill & Vale in Wykoff, MN

    For many years, Joe and Bonnie Austin from Hill & Vale have been supplying the metro area with 100-percent, all-pastured, natural...

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  • Produce at Its Peak: Ginger and Friends

    Fresh Turmeric from Kolo Kai in the Produce Department (January 27th).

    Growing up, the only ginger I knew came in powdered form and was most often added in modest amounts to batters for cookies and cakes. Now, decades later, ginger – fresh ginger – has become a staple...

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  • Letter Writing Day with Right to Know MN

    We have a right to know what is in our food, and RTK-MN wants to help you share why you care about GMO labeling! Join us anytime between 6–8 p.m. Tuesday night, January 20th, and enjoy some refreshments, meet Right to Know MN team members, and write letters to your state and federal elected officials.

    Please indicate your interest by...

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  • Isuroon Earns $18K+ From SEED in December

    Isuroon Executive Director Fartun Weli, second from left; LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Seward Education & Outreach Coordinator (far left); Abigail Rogosheske, Seward Education & Outreach Coordinator (second from right); Nicole Cina, Customer Service Coordinator (far right).

    Seward Co-op's December ...

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  • New P6 Video by Perennial Plate Filmmakers Released

    Many owners and shoppers have seen the P6 label around Seward Co-op for years, now, and have grown accustomed to using it in order to find the products that are either local, produced by co-ops, or produced by small farmers (companies must meet two of the three criteria to...

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  • Black Co-ops and “Their Collective Courage”

    In September, CoMinnesota and Nexus hosted an event to address the issues of economic development and cooperatives in African American communities. The event featured author Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, author of “Collective Courage: A history of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.”

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  • Seward on Fox9: DIY Skin Care Recipes

    Lea Vogl, Seward Wellness Manager, and LaDonna Sanders-Redmond, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Seward, were on Fox9 recently to share three great do-it-yourself skin care recipes: Whipped Body Butter,...

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