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  • National Farmworker Awareness Week

    Farmworkers are some of our nation’s most vital workers; their labor allows us to enjoy high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables year round. During National Farmworker Awareness Week, March 24–31, Seward Co-op is calling out the hardships faced by farmworkers.

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  • Pachamama Coffee: A One-of-a-Kind Cooperative

    Pachamama Coffee Co-op roasts delicious single-origin coffees and blends, but their high quality isn’t the only special thing about them. They are the first (and currently the only) 100% farmer-owned coffee cooperative. Pachamama’s board of directors is made up entirely of farmer representatives, meaning that farmers not only own the business, they control the business.

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  • Isuroon: Changing Food Shelf Culture

    Isuroon believes that empowering women is key to building a thriving community. Founded in 2010, the organization was launched to address unmet healthcare needs of Somali women with the goal of eventually opening an ethnic food shelf, providing healthful foods to any person in need.

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  • A Cooperative Legacy

    The story of cooperation, and furthermore cooperative economics, is not exclusive to Europeans; it has been adopted by countless cultures around the globe. This is particularly true in African American history.

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  • SEED Round Up for Little Earth of United Tribes

    Thank you to all who donated to the SEED round up the weekend of Feb. 10–12. The round up to assist the victims of the recent Little Earth fire was a great success. Customers donated $3,559 and the co-op contributed an additional $1,000.

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  • Eating for Heart Health

    When it comes to reasons for eating well, heart health sits near the top of the list. It all starts with food shopping, of course—by filling your cart with heart-healthy foods at your co-op, you can help lower your risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.

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  • Everyone welcome

    "Everyone Welcome," the words above the Franklin and Friendship entrances, are perhaps more important now than ever. In the days to come, let’s embody these words through a spirit of inclusion and cooperation.

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  • Cooperatives Grow Communities: Riojana Olive Oil

    Co-ops are your exclusive retailer for extra virgin, fair trade, organic olive oil produced by La Riojana Cooperative in the Antinaco-Los Colorado Valley of Argentina. Learn more about how they are growing a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community through cooperation.

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  • Valentine's Day at Seward Co-op

    This Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetheart at the co-op!

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  • Super "Bowl" Meals

    Whether you call it a goddess bowl, a Buddha bowl or something else, nobody can stop talking about these one-dish wonders with infinite tasty combinations.

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  • Heirloom Grain: Farro

    Why is one of the most ancient of grains suddenly becoming a trendy ingredient? Farro has been a common staple of Mediterranean cooking since the days of the Roman Empire.

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  • Protein Packed Smoothies

    Looking for a way to get your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables or a healthy on-the-go option to keep you on track and full throughout the day? Smoothies are your answer!

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  • DIY Herbal Tea Bulk Recipes

    Many of us have so much on our plates these days that we tend to forget to stop and appreciate the little things around us that make life worthwhile. This winter, we invite you to adopt a ritual that connects you to “right now.”

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  • Know Your Chili

    More than with most dishes, what we think of as “chili” probably has a lot to do with where we live. Here are some popular regional chili varieties to try!

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  • 2016 in Review

    In 2017, Seward Co-op looks forward to providing the community with healthy and sustainably produced food. Concern for community is one of the seven principles on which cooperatives are founded, and co-ops have a strong commitment to support their neighborhoods. This integrity of purpose underlines the vital role Seward and other co-ops play in the quality of our lives.

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  • Produce at Its Peak: Citrus

    Click the link to see our seasonal Citrus Guide. Origins of these juicy fruits are most commonly traced back over 4,000 years ago to Southeast Asia, China, and India.

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  • National Soup Month

    January is National Soup Month, and what better way to celebrate than with delicious, seasonal soups? Click the link to check out Seward Co-op's favorite soup and chili recipes.

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  • Welcome Winter with Hygge

    Minnesota winters can be harsh, but they can also slow us down so we can rejuvenate and take care of ourselves. This time around, we are taking notes from the Danish, some of the happiest people on the planet, and embracing this season to the fullest by welcoming hygge into our homes and winter celebrations.

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  • Seasonal Celebration Photo Contest

    Seasonal celebrations are in full swing and in this spirit, we’re hosting a photo contest. To enter, send us a picture of your seasonal celebration with a brief description, however it is defined by Sunday, Jan. 15.

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  • Sow the Seeds Donation

    Seward Co-op's total contribution to the Sow the Seeds campaign was $4,790. Your help cultivates a stronger, healthier community; thanks to everyone who participated in this campaign to save our local farms!

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  • Welcome Winter

    Bundle up and celebrate the magical winter season with friends or family — attend a winter celebration and break bread, suit up to build a snowman with the kids, or get in a snowball fight with your siblings while the meal is still simmering.

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  • Produce At Its Peak: Chestnuts

    Chestnut trees once made up a significant portion of North America’s hardwood forests. The nuts were widely eaten by Native Americans and later by European immigrants, until the chestnut blight of the 1930s, which nearly eliminated the American chestnut tree. This year, Seward shoppers will find local chestnuts from Badgersett Farm out of Canton, Minn. on Seward shelves.

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  • Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $20!

    Seward Co-op is here to make the season of giving cheerful and bright! If you are someone with last minute gift needs, here is a list of ideas are under $20.

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  • Winter Wellness

    Immune systems are truly remarkable, but sometimes they fail, and we find ourselves sick. Sometimes, a few some simple diet and behavioral changes can boost the immune system. Follow these tips to keep your antibodies on guard this season.

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  • Seward Co-op's Guide to Winter Squash

    Winter squash varieties are some of the most versatile and festive vegetables of the fall harvest. Which one will you fall in love with this season?

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