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Seward Co-op Receives Employee Retention Credit

On Monday, Aug. 23, the co-op received its first payment on our request for the federal Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The co-op applied for the ERC for the first two quarters of the current calendar year. We qualified because of the government-mandated closure of our seating areas and restaurant. These closures caused both a material…

In the Kitchen with Deli Staff

Last month, Seward Co-op announced the return of the self-serve salad and hot bars. Our deli prepared foods are an important part of how we invest in our communities. As a co-op, we strive to keep resources in our communities, and that means we source local, organic ingredients from Community Foods producers whenever possible. We…

Heartbreak and Sadness Over the Murder of Daunte Wright

Seward Co-op community, Yesterday afternoon, Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man and beloved son and father, was murdered by the Brooklyn Center police. Our community–including all of us at Seward Co-op–are feeling the impact of another police murder as we simultaneously watch the Chauvin trial unfold in our city. Rage, despair, numbness, heartbreak and…

Blue Ox Farm

Blue Ox Farm Amery, WI CSA Type: Meat Drop Locations: Home delivery Where the Driftless Region meets the North Woods, just outside Wheeler, Wis., Lauren and Caleb Langworthy manage Blue Ox Farm. They manage a 120-ewe flock of sheep and small beef herd in a managed rotational grazing system. This type of management mimics natural…

Blackbrook Farm

Blackbrook Farm Amery, WI CSA Type: Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Mushrooms, Honey, Mutual Aid/Solidarity Share Drop Locations: Longfellow Blackbrook Farm is a Certified Organic diversified family farm located in Western Wisconsin, about 60 miles NE of the Twin Cities. On their 140 acre farm, farmowners James and Ayla Dodge grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit for a…

Warren King

Thirty years work and experience in the food and agricultural industry, including the development of sustainable local and regional food businesses. President & CEO of Food Commons Fresno Community Corporation (FCFCC). FCFCC was launched as a prototype of The Food Commons regional model for systemic change within the nation’s food and farming industries. Principal of…

Welcome our New Board Members

Congratulations to­­ Vina Kay, Warren King, Kate Seybold, and Claire Purvey Houston! Together with current directors, these co-op owners are responsible for articulating the vision and goals for Seward Co-op that management pursues and achieves. The 2020 election featured a large pool of highly qualified candidates. Thank you to all who ran and all who…

Whistling Well Farm

Whistling Well Farm is a local, small-scale sustainable apple orchard committed to sustainable and bee-friendly orchard management.

Captain’s Diner Recap

In January 2020, Seafood Producers Cooperative share reflections about nature, sustainability and cooperative difference.