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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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  • Know Our Grower: Wheatfield Hill Organics

    Wheatfield Hill Organics, a fifth-generation family farm located in the rolling hills outside of Durand, Wis., has been supplying Seward Co-op with bins of sweet corn and melons for the past few years. Wheatfield Hill Organics was the featured Know Our Grower Aug. 21 - Sept. 3. Meet the Grower: Sunday, Aug. 25.

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  • P6 Product Feature: Seven Sundays Bircher muesli

    Celebrate the bounty of locally-grown and produced products with a Swiss-soak breakfast, made using Seven Sundays Bircher muesli, fresh peach puree, cream and yogurt.

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  • Run for the Board

    Are you a member-owner of Seward Co-op interested in thinking big about the future of the cooperative, creating policy, and representing the broader membership? Then please consider running for the board of directors!

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  • Know Our Grower: Hoch Orchard and Gardens

    Hoch Orchard and Gardens is owned and run by Harry and Jackie Hoch near La Crescent, Minn. Besides 50 varieties of apples, Hoch Orchard also grows grapes, plums, apricots (cold-tolerant varieties they have developed right on the farm), cherries and berries. Hoch Orchard and Gardens was the featured Know Our Grower July 31 - August 20. Meet the Grower: Sunday, Aug. 4.

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  • P6 Month Kick-off

    Visit the co-op for product samples and demos, and a chance to win free groceries! Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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  • Know Our Grower: Gardens of Eagan

    Established in 1973, and one of the first organic farms in the Midwest, Gardens of Eagan also operates the nonprofit Organic Field Schools, a 100-acre, certified-organic educational resource. Gardens of Eagan was the featured Know Our Grower July 17 - 30.

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  • Eat Local Farm Tour

    Save the date for the 3rd annual Eat Local Farm Tour, sponsored by 11 Twin Cities-area food co-ops. New additions to the 2013 tour include three urban farms! Most tours will be self-guided, and participants must provide their own transportation.

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  • Know Our Grower: Jack and the Green Sprouts

    A family-owned business for more than 35 years, Jack and the Green Sprouts in River Falls, Wis. provides Seward Co-op with all manner of certified-organic health-giving sprouts and wheat grass. Jack and the Green Sprouts was the featured Know Our Grower, June 19 - July 2.

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  • Know Our Grower: DragSmith Farms

    DragSmith Farms grows approximately 30 acres of certified organic produce, greens and micro greens that are marketed, along with many other products from neighboring farms, at their on-farm store and greenhouses as well as at restaurants and food co-ops in Minnesota and Wisconsin. DragSmith Farms was the featured Know Our Grower, June 5 - 18.

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  • Get Out the Grill

    There’s no better way to celebrate the warmer days of spring than with a cookout or leisurely picnic with locally grown foods from Seward Co-op.

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