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  • Box Tops For Education

    Box Tops has helped local schools earn over $800 million for things like helping build playgrounds, installing computer labs, and funding other programs that enrich their school communities since 1996. Help us continue to help schools earn cash, by clipping Box Tops!

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  • 2017 Alaffia School Supplies Drive

    Through Sept. 30, co-op owners and shoppers may participate in Alaffia's 2017 School Supplies Drive. Click the link to learn more!

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  • Nordic Naturals Pop-up Sales

    Meet with representatives from Nordic Naturals to see why "Omega 3s Are For Every Body.” Enjoy 30% off all Nordic Naturals products during the popup events at our respective stores—Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Franklin Store and Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Friendship Store.

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  • Participate in the Co-op, Run for the Board

    Please visit with the co-op's board of directors and learn about this year's election on Aug. 29. The board is seeking candidates for the 2017 election. In order to receive a Board Candidate Application, attendance is required at the Aug. 29 board meeting. All interested co-op owners are welcome!

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  • Farm Table Dinner with York Farm & Rebel Soil

    Join us Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café for a dinner event featuring two farm partners just west of the metro area: York Farm (Hutchinson, Minn.) and Rebel Soil (Litchfield, Minn.).

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  • August is P6 Month

    August is P6 Month, and Seward Co-op will be celebrating all month! Your favorite small, local, and/or cooperative P6 producers will be in the stores sampling and we’ll be giving away $20 Seward Community Co-op gift cards to shoppers every weekend.

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  • Produce at its Peak

    Local produce season will be peaking very soon—when almost everything is available to us, from spring vegetables like herbs and radishes to winter crops such as cured onions and squash. And of course there’s the fruit; we will soon see local peaches, melons, and then apple and pears.

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  • Creamery Cafe's NEW Summer Menu!

    Last week we debuted our new summer menu, and we’re excited to share it with you! Now is the time for local produce to shine.

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  • Know Our Grower: Cherry Tree House Mushrooms

    Know Our Grower is an opportunity to connect shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food and to sample recipes that allow their flavors to shine.

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  • Creamery Cafe's Farm Table Dinner Delivered Tasty Dishes

    Creamery Café’s staff thanks everyone who attended our first Farm Table Dinner, featuring pasture-raised Red Wattle pork from Pork and Plants Heritage Farm. Chef de Cuisine Matt Kappra, with support from Sausage Production Supervisor Kyle Wondrasch, offered a delectable menu.

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  • Blooming Prairie Beef Now 100% Grass Fed

    This week, we will retire Blooming Prairie’s grass-fed, grain-finished beef and replace it with their 100% grass-fed beef—at the same great price. The animals will continue to be hand-selected when ready, delivered to us every week, fresh from the farmer. The only difference is that the livestock is grass fed from start to finish.

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  • Bike It to the Co-op

    Now that warmer weather is upon us, Seward Co-op would like to encourage shoppers to bike to the co-op whenever possible! We want to make it worth your while to make the extra effort. Pick up a sticker at Customer Service to wear proudly on your helmet or bicycle.

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  • Eat Local Farm Tour

    The Eat Local Co-op Farm Tour was created to showcase local farmers that bring local food to our tables. Each year, the tour highlights Minnesota farms, allowing the general public to meet directly with local producers to learn more about our food system and the importance of eating local.

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  • Farm Table: Pork and Plants Dinner

    Join us at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café for an evening with Pork and Plants Farm from SE Minnesota. Along with their beautiful produce, we'll feature their amazing heritage-breed Red Wattle Pork in several different preparations. Beverage pairings from Fair State Brewing Cooperative and Sweetland Orchard will also be available.

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  • Know Our Grower: Spark-Y Youth Farm

    Know Our Grower is an opportunity to connect shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food and sample recipes that allow their flavors to shine. Stop by the Friendship store Sunday, June 25 from noon-3 p.m. to chat with folks from Spark-Y Youth Farm and to sample their microgreens, spinach, and sorrel.

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  • Cultivating Cooperative Relationships

    Later in June, Seward Coop will welcome Federation of Southern Cooperatives board member and farmer Ben Burkett. Burkett will make the journey to Minnesota in a truck brimming with ripe, ready-to-eat red-seeded and seedless watermelons to share with several local cooperative grocery stores.

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  • Seward-made Sausages

    Here at Seward Co-op, we take pride in working directly with local farmers, processing whole carcass animals in-house, and having a large variety of fresh, Seward-made sausages. Check out our new seasonal varieties!

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  • Marinades Made Simple

    Long before conventionally packaged marinades were available, oftentimes people would make them from leftover food scraps to make less-desirable cuts of meats tender, juicy and flavorful.

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  • Hemp History Week June 5-11

    Did you know hemp is also a growing U.S. industry and an environmentally sustainable solution for potentially thousands of non-toxic products ranging from car parts and building materials to paper products, textiles, plastics and even ethanol?

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  • Remember Your Reusable Bag!

    Beginning June 1, the co-op will charge 5 cents per paper bag provided at check out. We will continue to give 10 cents per bag to customers who bring in their own bags (on up to five bags per transaction). We hope this practice helps cut down on waste and the impact on the environment.

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  • Creamery Cafe Patio Is Open

    The Seward Co-op Creamery Café team works around the clock to serve dishes with integrity and compassion. We create fairly-priced, nourishing dishes, sourced from socially-responsible farmers and producers.

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  • Friendship Store Juice Bar Now Open

    We are excited to launch the new juice bar at the Friendship store Sunday, May 7! Why not celebrate May Day with a fresh-squeezed juice or made-to-order smoothie?

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  • Fair Trade for Farmers and Soil

    This World Fair Trade Day (May 13, 2017), we honor the hard work small-scale farmers do to tend the land. Small-scale organic farming and regenerative agricultural practices combat our climate crisis and help feed the world.

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  • Seward Co-op 2017 Owner Satisfaction Survey

    In February, nearly 500 Seward Co-op owners provided their feedback on the cooperative’s performance in a survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. You can read a summary of the survey results here.

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  • Seward Co-op Wins Sustainability Star Award

    Seward Co-op has been named a Sustainability Star by National Co+op Grocers (NCG) for excellence in our sustainability efforts. The award recognizes food co-ops that demonstrate outstanding leadership by making a positive impact on social, environmental and local economic issues.

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