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Invest in Black Women-Owned Businesses


When we shop Community Foods products at Seward Co-op, we support producers like Safésha.

A black and white collage of three Black figures from or adjacent to the cooperative movement, with text overlay that reads "Black History Month"

Honoring Black History Month 2023

We’re honored to support Black- and African-American-owned businesses across our stores, from food producers to wellness vendors. While Black History Month is a noted time to celebrate inclusively-owned businesses, we are always committed to pursuing a food economy and community rooted in equity, inclusion, and socially and environmentally responsible practices. At Seward Co-op, our Ends…

Maple Valley Cooperative

Learn About Maple Valley Cooperative Maple Valley Cooperative was founded over 30 years ago by maple farmer Cecil Wright and two friends. While farming, Cecil also worked at Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative for 18 years, which provided him with the experience that fueled his determination to shift Maple Valley’s business structure to a cooperative in 2007.…

Gifting that Gives Back

For many, the holiday season is a time to share gifts, gather for a meal, and spend time with those we care about. From stocking stuffers to creative Kuumba-inspired creations, there are so many options. This year, look for gifts from producers that give back. We’ve rounded up some wonderful vendors that keep sustainability, care…

overhead of a harvest meal featuring roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and a tiny little pumpkin

Scratch-Made Harvest Recipes and Shortcuts, Too!

We prepare to gather with loved ones around a table as we enter another holiday season. There are so many different ways to celebrate the harvest, and rest assured Seward Co-op has you covered when it comes to high-quality goods and flavorful food. Maybe you’re looking for something new to bring to Friendsgiving. Or, you…

Cooking with Koshiki: Nikuman, Steamed Pork Bun & Egg Drop Soup (virtual class)

September 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If you travel in Japan during the winter, you will come across street food vendors and convenience stores selling Nikuman steamed buns. Originally called Chukaman (Chinese-style steamed buns) were introduced to Japan in the late 1920s and are now a winter staple across the country. Today, we will prepare just that: floured buns filled with…  Read More

50th Anniversary Block Party Recap

Seward Co-op’s 50th anniversary block party at Open Streets Franklin was a huge success! Skilled and flexible co-op staff, board members, and community organizations helped make this celebration possible. Thanks to everyone who attended, especially those who did not let intermittent rain showers deter their dancing to KRSM-curated tunes from DJs Talia Knight and Drunken…

Have a Sweet Pride

Seward Co-op is proud to be a place where everyone is welcome. This refrain extends from those who work and shop here, to the vendors whose products we stock on the shelves. We feature LGBTQ+ producers year round and are always looking for ways to provide more inclusive services at our stores. Learn about a…