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 few of our LGBTQ+-owned producers below!
GT’s Living Foods Kombucha
GT’s Living Foods, perhaps best known for their kombucha, is a family-owned and independently operated business in California that has been making the fizzy fermented beverage for over 25 years. Packed with probiotics, GT’s kombucha is bright, refreshing, and perfect to help cool off on a hot day. Drink it solo or mix it into a cocktail or mocktail. With over 40 flavors to choose from, there’s a GT’s kombucha for everyone!
Sweet Troo Vi
Sweet Troo Vi’s mission is “Eat Deliciously. Love Freely.” Minneapolis wives and business partners, Rebekkah and Bobbi Jo Lamar Brunson (both she/her), began Sweet Troo Vi as a food truck that served delicious gourmet liege waffles. With the onset of the pandemic, they pivoted to gourmet vegan cookies inspired by their decadent waffles. Care for community drives the Sweet Troo Vi mission, with the “Troo” in the name meaning “truth”, and also “to realize your optimal opportunities.” For the Lamar Brunsons, this means hiring at-risk people, partnering with other local inclusive businesses, and donating to youth organizations and the houseless community.
There’s nothing better than ice cream on a hot summer day, unless of course it’s dairy-free ice cream made by empowered women! Coolhaus was founded in 2009 when owners Freya and Natasha (both she/her) felt underrepresented in the dessert aisle of most stores. They sought to correct this and now you can find their cool, creamy, and delicious ice cream sandwiches and pints of ice cream at both Seward Co-op stores.