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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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  • Produce at its Peak

    The Produce department wetrack
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 --Today, it is 70 degrees outside and sunny, and there is no snow in the ten-day forecast.

    Surely, that means that it really is early Spring, which is one of the most challenging and...

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  • How You Can Help Honeybees in April


    Every week, there's another news story about why honeybees are in danger and how to prevent their losses from happening....

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  • The Art of the $5 Gift

    It's difficult and potentially awkward to give gifts to office mates and co-workers, but sometimes you just have to gird up and do it.

    There's that office buddy you really enjoy -- you laugh at each other's jokes, can't stop jabbering about "True Detective" together -- but you haven't decided you're buds yet. S/he receives a promotion, and you want to say a special congrats. How do you...

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  • Verdant Tea Kombucha on Tap

    Verdant Tea Kombucha


    Your favorite probiotic drink is on tap at Seward, and we're so excited to report that we're the only grocery in town who offers it.

    Verdant Tea’s tangy and...

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  • L.T.D. Farm's Goose & Duck Eggs Exclusively at Seward

    LTD Goose Eggs are at the co-op and , boy, is Vanessa stoked.

    It may not feel like spring yet, but that doesn't matter to L.T.D Farm ducks and geese.

    Our friends at L.T.D. reported a week ago that, in defiance of the Upper Midwest polar vortex,...

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  • Community Meeting at Sabathani: March 18

    Please join Seward Co-op for a community meeting on Tuesday, March 18, from 6–8 p.m. in the gymnasium (2nd floor) of the Sabathani Community Center. At this meeting, we will continue to discuss ways in which we can work together to build a second grocery store that best serves our community.

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  • Capital Campaign Launch Event: March 11

    Seward Co-op is Growing!

    We invite you to join us for our Capital Campaign Launch event on Tuesday, March 11, from 6–8 p.m. at the Franklin Creamery, located on the corner of 26th and Franklin avenues.

    Learn how to invest in the co-op; ask questions about our growth and exciting Expansion Projects; enjoy light appetizers, drinks, and music!

    Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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  • Do Low-Income Folks Really Want to Eat Healthy Food?

    The tracks on the right are headed for Cub in the suburbs.

    "If you build it, will they come?"

    That's the essential question of NPR's article ...

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  • Farm Bill '14 Will Cut Food Assistance in Fifteen States

    The new Farm Bill, or, the Agricultural Act of 2014, is being signed into law today, and as usual, ...

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  • Franklin Co-op Creamery Building

    Seward Co-op has signed a long-term lease, with an option to buy, with the owners of the Franklin Co-op Creamery building located at the corner of 26th and Franklin Aves. The building was built in 1920 by a multi-stakeholder co-op that processed and home delivered milk and other dairy products to its owners.

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  • Signatures From Property Owners Acquired

    We are happy to announce that we have the required signatures from property owners needed to move forward with a second store at 38th St. and 3rd Ave. This exciting development has been in the works since the last community meeting, hosted by the Friendship Site project task force on Nov. 6, 2013.

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  • Know Our Grower: Wisconsin Growers Cooperative

    Wisconsin Growers Cooperative often brings us produce all year long, from greenhouse radishes at the first sight of spring, clear around the calendar to over-wintered parsnips. The key to the longevity of their growing season are labor-intensive, fossil fuel-free farming methods. WI Growers was the featured Know Our Grower Oct. 2-15. Meet the Grower: Sunday, Oct. 5.

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  • Know Our Grower: Featherstone Farm

    Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables started in 1995 as Jack Hedin and Jenni McHugh’s five-acre garden. Since then, the farm relocated to land near the town of Rushford, Minn., and now employs nearly 50 people working on over 250 acres of optimal vegetable-growing ground. Featherstone Farm was the featured Know Our Grower Sept. 18 - Oct. 1. Meet the Grower: Sunday, Sept. 29.

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  • Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm

    Heartbeet Farm, outside of Lake City, Minn. and owned by Joe and Rebecca Schwen, uses a combination of draft horses, small tractors and other technologies to grow a wide variety of vegetables. They bring us green-top onions, Hakurei turnips, shiso, salad mix, beets, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant and more. Heartbeet Farm was the featured Know Our Grower Sept. 4 - 17. Meet the Grower: Sunday, Sept. 8.

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  • Back to School Sampler

    Visit Seward Co-op on Saturday, Sept. 7 from noon - 4 p.m. for our Back to School Sampler! Try out a number of kid-friendly, lunch box-ready foods and supplements.

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