Valentine’s Day is almost here, and with Seward Co-op, it won’t be *heart* to find great deals on food, gifts, and more. Whether you celebrate with a special someone, a group of friends, or treat yourself to a day of love and care, Seward Co-op is ready to help—especially with some great options from Community Foods producers that are small-scale, local, cooperative, inclusive, and sustainable.
Seward Co-op is a one-stop shop for giving with love. Give a gift that showcases your care—even if it’s self-care! From candies to heart-shaped soaps to lovely mugs and thoughtful cards, we can help you stock up for your valentine.
Looking to give a gift from a producer that best aligns with Seward Co-op’s cooperative values? Try chocolate and candles! Enjoy choosing from all of the great flavors from Equal Exchange, a small-scale, cooperative, inclusive trader that’s one of our Community Foods producers. The Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch bar is rich, buttery, and has just the right amount of sea salt. For dark chocolate lovers, try the delectable, bright Infused Orange. Not a chocolate fan? Sunleaf candles, another of our Community Foods producers, are a sweet gift for the senses. The candles are locally and sustainably produced, poured in glass, and have comforting fragrances, like “Orange/Ginger” and “Rosy/Geranium,” that scent your space without being overpowering.
Hearty Surf & Turf Special
“Wow” with a dinner that proves landlubbers and seadogs can be a perfect match. From Feb. 10 – Feb. 14 US wild harvested scallops are on sale for $39.99/lb (regular: $45.99/lb) and Blooming Prairie Sweetheart Ribeye is on sale for $17.99/lb (regular: $21.99/lb). One of our Community Foods producers, Blooming Prairie is a small-scale, local, sustainable farm that grass feeds its cows, and raises them without growth hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. Round out the meal with a 6” chocolate cake baked lovingly in-house by Seward Co-op staff, available in vegan and traditional, both for $14.99.
Make the cheese board of your dreams come true! Donnay Dairy Chevre —heavenly with berries, light, and full of flavor—is on sale through Feb. 14 for $14.99/lb (regular: $16.99/lb). Donnay is a local, small-scale, family-owned dairy in Kimball, Minn. that specializes in delicious small-batch goat cheese. Also try Fromager d’Affinois—a delightful Brie for the Valentine holiday—on sale for $12.99/lb (regular $14.99/lb) through Feb. 14. And to tie the board together, all Divina fig spreads are on sale through Valentine’s Day for $5.49 each.
Berries and Blood Oranges
Vibrant and tasty blood oranges are on sale for $2.99/lb (regular: $3.99/lb) through Feb. 14. Try pairing them with chocolate for a fruit and cookie parfait dessert that’ll get your heart pumping. Or, indulge in juicy blueberries for $3.49 each (6 oz. carton) (regular: $4.49 each), a delectable partner for some sweeties.
If dessert is what you’re after, try getting your berries in with a slice of Seward-made strawberry-topped cheesecake, just one more cooperative, local, small, sustainable option to wrap up a Valentine’s Day that shows support for a cooperative economy, too.