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  • Annual Owner Meeting Video Recap Available Here!

    The 2015 Annual Meeting and Friendship Ribbon Cutting at the Friendship store was a lively and fun event held earlier in October! Checkout this recap video shot and produced by Andrés Cid and Andrés Peréz in case you missed it!

  • Seeking Principle Six (P6) - Co-operative Trade Movement National Director

    P6 is looking for an energetic person who will lead the co-op as we build membership and refine our operations. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of success in facilitating diverse interests in support of a shared vision, exceptional communication skills, and a passion for co-operatives. This is a full-time position working out of Seward Co-op in Minneapolis, MN.

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  • 2015 Board of Directors Election Results

    Seward Co-op’s 2015 board of directors election culminated at the annual meeting on Oct. 6. The board of directors governs the entire co-op — Franklin store, Friendship store, Creamery Café — and is comprised of nine co-op owners. Through a democratic election, four seats were filled this year.

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  • Know Our Grower: Featherstone Farm

    Last Saturday, co-op shoppers had the opportunity to meet members of Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables. The farm was started in 1995 as Jack Hedin and Jenni McHugh’s five-acre garden at the Zephyr Valley Land Co-op near Winona, Minn.

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  • Annual Meeting & Friendship Store Ribbon Cutting

    The Friendship store opened its doors on Oct. 6 at the co-op's annual owners meeting. Hundreds of owners and customers got a first look at the store following the ribbon cutting. Regular hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

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  • Produce at its Peak: Winter Squash

    Of the many reasons to love eating with the seasons, I find the anticipation of the next season’s harvest perhaps the most satisfying. The feeling of excitement for the return of certain fruits and vegetables after months away – when they are in their prime and often when we like to eat them most.

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  • Know Our Grower: Wisconsin Growers

    Celebrate National Co-op Month by supporting the many cooperatives that fill Seward Co-op's shelves. We’ll be featuring Wisconsin Growers Co-op as part of our Know Our Grower program.

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  • Introducing Friendship Store Managers

    We are proud to introduce the management team of the Friendship store! This talented group of leaders brings a wealth of experience and diverse backgrounds to the co-op.

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  • Seward Hosts Successful Career Fair

    Seward Co-op's career fair at the Sabathani Community Center was an immense success, with nearly 400 people attending to participate in interviews with Seward Co-op managers and learn working at the co-op.

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  • Meet Co-op Creamery Chef Lucas Almendinger

    Lucas Almendinger, Executive Chef of the Co-op Creamery, has been busy creating the menu for the new cafe, one that features unique offerings for both day and evening.

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  • Produce at its Peak: Late-summer Offerings

    It's the perfect time to try aronia berries and elderberries from Blue Fruit Farm, summer squash from Wisconsin Growers Cooperative and Featherstone Farm, and peaches Jim and Crystal Barnard.

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  • Back to School with Seward Co-op


    When kids (and adults) head back to school, the disposability of our world can feel on full display: Disposable sandwich bags, tin foil, cling wrap, lunch bags, and other needless packaging for single-serve foods. This year, commit to reducing waste and lessening the impact your lunches have on the environment.

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  • Try a P6 Breakfast Pizza

    Happy P6 Month! Have you stopped by the Franklin store Customer Service desk lately? There we have information about our Nourish program and a great selection of tasty Nourish and P6 recipes, like this P6 Breakfast Pizza.

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  • Co-op Creamery Cafe is Now Open!

    Seward Co-op's Co-op Creamery Neighborhood Cafe opened Saturday, Aug. 15! Please stop by the corner of 26th and Franklin Avenues to enjoy a coffee, meal or beer.

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  • August is P6 Month

    August is P6 Month, and P6 Month is very special to Seward Co-op. During this time, we celebrate all our P6 producers and applaud their tremendous work in contributing to a more equitable and just food system.

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  • Enter Seward Co-op's #P6Plate Photo Contest!

    Enter Seward Co-op's #P6plate photo contest and you could win a terrific P6 prize for P6 Month. All through August (P6 Month) we are collecting #P6Plate pictures from Seward hot bar diners like you, selecting the best, and giving away LOTS of fabulous P6 items for your creations!

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  • P6 Kick Off Event


    Saturday, Aug. 1, noon–4 p.m.
    Kick off P6 Month with a celebration of your favorite local, small and/or cooperatively owned producers. We'll have a store full of P6 samples to enjoy, an opportunity to talk with P6 representatives, and chances to win great P6...

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  • Nourish Celebrates One-year Anniversary

    This summer, Nourish celebrates its first anniversary. A year ago, Seward Co-op launched the Nourish program as a way to provide greater access to the products and services we offer. We recognize that shopping for healthful and affordable food can be challenging.

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  • August 1 SEED Deadline Approaching

    The SEED application deadline for the next cycle of recipients is August 1, 2015. Find out how to apply here.

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  • Seeking Muralists for Friendship Store

    Seward Co-op is planning on the creation and installation of original pieces of artwork for the Friendship store. The building design designates two wall locations for local art work, one on an exterior wall, and one on an interior wall that will be visible from the outside.

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  • Dates and Deadlines for 2015 Board Candidates

    Planning on running for the Board of Directors at Seward Co-op? All candidates are required to attend one orientation meeting and one board meeting to be eligible to run in the election.

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  • Know Our Grower: Hoch Orchards

    Hoch Orchards and Gardens, run by Harry and Jackie Hoch, is a family farm near La Crescent, Minn., with a long tradition of growing fresh fruit. Hoch Orchards is certified organic by the Midwest Organic Services Association.

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  • Fair State Brewing: Seward Co-op Night!


    This Monday, July 13! Join Seward Co-op and other Seward members at Fair State Brewing Cooperative for happy hour 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Bring...

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  • Wirth Co-op Receives SEED Check for May

    Wirth Grocery Co-op isn't a brick-and-mortar store yet, but they've announced a location, 500+ owner-members have already signed up, and Seward shoppers have donated nearly $20,000 in SEED donations to the new co-op, by rounding up at Seward Co-op registers.

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  • Produce at its Peak

    Spring is moving quickly this year. Availability lists from local farms have been getting longer each week with the help of greenhouses and warm, wet weather giving plants a little boost.

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