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2022 Patronage Refund: Benefit of Co-op Ownership

We are pleased to share the good news that the Board of Directors has declared a patronage refund for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2022. This is our first patronage refund since 2015. One of the key differences between cooperatives and corporations is what we do with profit. Broadly speaking, we use…

Celebrate Co-op Month with Community Foods

In 1948 Minnesota was the first state to declare October as Co-op Month, and in 1964 it became a national event. Since then, we have been a top state for cooperative businesses and one of the top three states with the most agricultural co-ops. This October, let’s raise awareness of a trusted, proven way to…

Organizational Changes at Seward Co-op

As board president of Seward Community Cooperative, I am writing to let you know that our long-term General Manager, Sean Doyle, has decided to resign to take a position with the National Cooperative Grocers. As General Manager of Seward Co-op, Sean has played many roles over his 18 years — leader, manager, cooperator, confidante, role…

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Learn About Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is based in the Heart of Wisconsin’s Dairyland in the town of Ellsworth — known as the “Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin.” The cooperative was founded in 1910 and primarily made butter and had chickens for laying eggs. After many innovations and expansions, they transitioned to making…


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Conventional Items Expand Food Access

To expand food access to more community members, we are bringing in a small assortment of competitively priced conventional products.

Women Leaders of Seward Co-op

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us as we recognize two of many great women leaders in Seward Co-op’s history.

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…