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Franklin Store

Seward Community Co-op opened in 1972 on the corner of 22nd and Franklin avenues, with a core group of volunteers and a small selection of primarily Bulk products. With steady growth through the mid-1990s, Seward Co-op built a new store at 2111 E. Franklin Ave., which was opened in 1998. In 2005, the co-op planned

East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm upcoming meeting

The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) continues an effort to secure land for an indoor urban farm project that would bring affordable housing, urban food production, a coffee shop and a bicycle shop to the small southside neighborhood. The project would be part of the Hiawatha Campus expansion. The city of Minneapolis is planning to…  Read More

How to Support the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project

The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) is working to secure land for an indoor urban farm project that would bring affordable housing, urban food production, a coffee shop and a bicycle shop to the small southside neighborhood. The project would be part of the Hiawatha Campus expansion. The city of Minneapolis is planning to relocate…  Read More

Friendship Store Grand Opening

On Saturday, Feb. 13, P6 vendors, local artists, and Seward staff came together to make the Friendship Grand Opening Celebration a success. Local musician, Chrys Carroll performed with Ayanna Muata for eventgoers in the classroom, while Seward staff painted kids’ faces and handed out free cookies from Seward’s Bakery. Just Coffee Cooperative, a P6 coffee…  Read More

Soup Production Space at Franklin

Over the last six months, you may have been noticed as our expansion projects unfolded and came to fruition with the opening of a new restaurant and store. Needless to say, there’s a lot of growth happening at Seward Community Co-op. Now that the majority of grab ‘n’ go, bakery, and sausage production has been…  Read More

Open Letter To Owners

Dear Seward Co-op Owners, Just months from now is the scheduled opening of the Friendship store, which is a realization of the co-op’s long-term vision of expanding our community-owned business. In October 2015, nearly 2,000 households that are current owners of Seward Co-op will have a store less than 1½ miles from their home. We…  Read More

Seward Hires Co-op Creamery Chef

We are pleased to announce the hire of Lucas Almendinger as Executive Chef of the Co-op Creamery. The café, set to open in late July, will offer a menu created by Almendinger that features local fare, as well as a beer and wine selection. Almendinger comes to the Co-op Creamery following an impressive career at…  Read More

Co-op Presents Check to February SEED Recipient

Seward Co-op staff presented a SEED check today for $15,708.88 to Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA), representing 35,108 individual donations. Funds will be used to support the Apetito por el Liderazgo/Appetite for Leadership program, envisioned by PPNA’s Latino Advisory Council. The program combines community building, leadership skills development and cooking. “Yes, it’s a cooking class,”…  Read More

Project Update

Work on the Co-op Creamery at 2601 E. Franklin Ave. is in full swing. In late January, co-op administrative staff moved into the second floor offices. This move has helped to alleviate space constraints at the Franklin store offices. The staff at the Creamery will support all Seward locations. On the first floor of the…  Read More

Seward Co-op on Kare11

With a Honey Cashew Chicken recipe and scrumptious dish in hand, Seward Co-op’s Tom Vogel (Marketing Manager) and Ladonna Sanders-Redmond (Education and Outreach Coordinator) went on Kare11-TV yesterday to talk co-ops, Equal Exchange cashews, and our Friendship store expansion.