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Sprout! Newsletter

Read the newest issue to learn about products, upcoming events, and co-op staff. Seward Co-op’s newsletter, the “Sprout!”, is published bimonthly and free to all co-op owners. Are you interested in advertising in the “Sprout!”? Get rates and the publication schedule.

Sprout! Newsletter Update

Starting in September, the “Sprout!” newsletter will be published quarterly, rather than bimonthly. It will continue to feature the same information on classes, co-op news and events, P6 producers, and food-related issues. We will continue to mail the newsletter to those who elect to receive it. We’ll post the electronic version on our website. Moving…  Read More

Jack and the Green Sprouts-Alfalfa Sprouts and Alfalfa Onion Sprouts Recall

Jack and the Green Sprouts is issuing a voluntary recall of its Alfalfa Sprouts and Alfalfa Onion Sprouts out of caution due to illness that is unofficially linked to the sprouts. All tests done for contamination have come back negative. There are no known contaminations. Between Feb. 1, 2016 and Feb. 25, 2016, Seward Co-op…  Read More

Jack and the Green Sprouts-Alfalfa Seeds Recall

Jack and the Green Sprouts is issuing a voluntary recall of its Alfalfa seeds out of caution due to illness that is unofficially linked to the seeds. All tests done for contamination have come back negative. There are no known contaminations. Between Nov. 27 2015-Feb 25 2016, Seward Co-op sold product affected by this recall…  Read More

Produce at Its Peak: Brussels Sprouts

For the most part, even a light frost signals the end of the growing season across the north. But for many members of the brassicaceae family (Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, collard greens), cooler temperatures trigger a survival response that enables them, to not only survive, but improve with hard frosts. As temperatures plummet, these plants…  Read More

Produce at Its Peak: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts For the most part, even a light frost signals the end of the growing season across the north. But for many members of the brassicaceae family (Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, collard greens), cooler temperatures trigger a survival response that enables them, to not only survive, but improve with hard frosts. As temperatures plummet,…  Read More

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. Demo: Saturday, June 29. Grower: JoeRiver Falls, Wis. 1.…  Read More

Sprout! Wins Award

Seward Co-op’s member newsletter, the Sprout!, is a Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) 2010 Communications Contest award recipient. The Sprout! took second place in the “member newsletter” category during CCA’s recent awards ceremony, held in downtown Minneapolis. CCA is a Pennsylvania-based organization of professionals who communicate for cooperatives.

The Local Cooperative Difference

Supporting producers and farmers that align with co-op values not only delivers high-quality foods to feel good about, but also helps to foster a healthy community.