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Stay Safe Minnesota at Seward Co-op

We’ve officially passed the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more community members receive vaccines, it feels to many that we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. We of course won’t be able to go back to “normal” overnight, but these recent changes suggest a light at the end of the…

Seward Co-op’s COVID-19 Updates

Seward Co-op and our staff have been impacted by this pandemic, but together we have adapted. COVID-19 guidelines like social distancing and wearing masks have become a part of everyday life. As vaccinations have become more widely available, the number of co-op staff seeking vaccinations has increased. A running total on our website tracks vaccination…

Franklin In-Store Music: Duo Conmovido

February 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Duo Conmovido is an acoustic duo that re-creates moving, poetic and diverse songs from Latin America. Seward Co-op Franklin store dining area

Friendship In-Store Music: The Ritual

February 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ashley O’Neill, violin, and Adrian Nofzinger, piano, are the musical duo The Ritual, a music project of many genres. Together, they create largely improvisational melodies and soundtracks that weave together a diverse array of influences from classical to metal. You can see The Ritual perform locally with 5 other musicians as La Curandera and The…  Read More

Vendor Resources

As a cooperative, we exist to meet the needs of our community with two full-service grocery stores and a café. We strive to offer products requested by co-op owners and other community members. We prioritize: Products that meet unique needs in our community (such as WIC-allowed foods, international cuisines, gluten free, halal, vegan, etc.); Organic…

Past SEED Recipients

2021 February WE WIN Institute (22,184 customers donated $11,012) January Isuroon (24,965 customers donated $11,994)

2019 CSA Fair: Thank You!

Thank you to our farmers and to everyone who attended the 2019 CSA Fair on April 27 at Seward Co-op Creamery Café. Midwest Food Connection offered a seed planting activity for kids and kids at heart. Seward Co-op’s board members staffed the welcome table and talked about their work on behalf of owners. Huge thank…  Read More

Round Up to Support MAD DADS

Seward Community Co-op encourages shoppers to donate to MAD DADS, our August SEED recipient, by rounding up at the register at co-op stores and Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe throughout the month. Co-op staff have selected SEED recipients from a group of applicants each year since the program began in 2011. All funds donated at the…  Read More

Seward Co-op Endorses Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ordinance

Seward Co-op’s decision to endorse the Minneapolis $15/hour minimum wage ordinance is rooted in our cooperative goal of creating equitability in the economy. Our Ends Statement says that we will sustain a healthy community with equitable economic relationships. We believe the current minimum wage of $9.50 is insufficient and is not equitable in our community.…  Read More

Delivering the Harvest Early by Way of Hydroponics

Spring has sprung­–the days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and the birds have returned to the Upper Midwest! It’s an exciting time in produce, and though it’s hard to believe, our first deliveries of local tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and spring greens have arrived from P6 farmers, Living Waters Gardens, Living Greens Farm and…  Read More