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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

Round Up to Support Mental Health Resources

Round up at the register to support our January SEED grant recipient, St. Paul-based Mental Health Resources (MHR). Donations are being accepted at Seward Co-op stores and Seward Co-op Creamery Café. MHR is a progressive, nonprofit organization that offers community-based mental health and substance use disorder services to adults recovering from serious mental illness. MHR…  Read More

Halloween Fun Seward Co-op Style

Halloween time calls for fun! This year, shop your values without sacrificing the fun. At Seward Co-op we have supplies and tasty treats to help you get ready for Halloween! Whip up some easy fun with our suggested recipes, Community Foods  products, and Seward-made treats that are sure to satisfy.

Heather Hoecker

Physician Assistant As a physician assistant providing psychiatric care, I see people in crisis as a result of structural inequities, and unmet basic needs. The best counter-example I can find is Seward. The co-op has long been my refuge, connecting me to the land, season, and a community that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable. As

Sally Nixon

Sally is a believer in the cooperative model, and is interested in the success of food co-ops with regard to the historical development and maintenance of cooperatives that were initially created to be in service of communities in sustainable and equitable ways. Sally is passionate about supporting Seward Co-op in responding to the current social,

Everyone Welcome: Gender Inclusion at Seward Co-op

At Seward Co-op, we are committed to a culture of inclusion where everyone feels welcome, respected and celebrated. As part of this commitment, we are asking staff, owners and customers to use gender-inclusive and affirming language. As part of this effort, you may notice some new signage in the stores and at the café. The…  Read More

Seward Co-op’s Role in Community Crisis

Concern for Community is a Co-op Principle, Sustaining a Healthy Community is Our Mission Our community and our nation are facing crises of opioid use and homelessness and they’re showing up at Seward Co-op. Focused on community-based solutions, Seward Co-op has joined forces with Twin Cities area co-ops, St. Stephen’s Human Services and the Minnesota…  Read More

– – Seward Community Co-op Grant Opportunities

The application deadline for the 2021 grant cycle is June 30, 2020. One way Seward Co-op lives its Ends Statement to “sustain a healthy community” is through robust community grants. The SEED program is a simple yet powerful community giving opportunity that allows customers to “round-up” their grocery bill for recipient organizations that share our

Seward Co-op’s Role in Community Crises

Concern for Community is a Co-op Principle, Sustaining a Healthy Community is Our Mission Our community and our nation are facing crises of opioid use and homelessness and they’re showing up at Seward Co-op. Focused on community-based solutions, Seward Co-op has joined forces with Twin Cities area co-ops, St. Stephen’s Human Services and the Minnesota…  Read More

2019 SEED Recipients

2019 SEED Recipients January: Mental Health Resources (Community Choice) Mental Health Resources’ Seward Community Support Program (“CSP”) drop-in center on Minnehaha Avenue provides healthy snacks, meals, and health mentoring for 400 neighbors who are recovering from serious mental illness so they can thrive physically and mentally. February: Cultural Wellness Center The Dreamland Co-Café, a project of…  Read More