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Hand-Pulled Mozzarella by Seward Co-op

Seward-Made Mozzarella Where would we be without fresh mozzarella on our pizzas, in our Caprese salads, and for snacking? This Italian cheese was originally made from the milk of water buffalo. Because its original fresh unpasteurized form did not lend itself well to travel, it was initially a regional cuisine. Thankfully with the advent of…

Recall : Bunny-Luv Bagged Peeled Baby Carrots

Grimmway Farms issued a voluntary recall of its Bunny-Luv bagged peeled baby carrots because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been linked to this recall, done in an abundance of caution. This product is only sold at the Friendship store and has been removed from our shelves.   Affected…

Taking Stock

About Taking Stock Taking Stock was founded in 2015 by two friends, Molly (she/her) and Maddy (she/her), who dreamed of owning a business together. They combined their 25 years of kitchen experience to formulate a product that was both nutritious and delicious. After two years of experimenting, Taking Stock Bone Broths were created. Molly and…

Summer Grilling with Yia Vang

Meet Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen In our most recent issue of Sprout!, we featured local chefs and their tips to enhance your summer grilling experiences. We’re back again with another feature of talented Chef Yia Vang, who some may recall as a speaker at Seward Co-op’s 2019 Annual Owner Meeting. Yia worked at…

Art + Abolition Recap

On Thursday, June 24, community members gathered at our Franklin and Friendship stores for Art + Abolition: Memorialize the Movement, Deepen Our Commitment. As part of this community event, Leesa Kelly (she/her) and volunteers from Memorialize the Movement removed the remaining boards of protest art that were installed on our buildings in June of 2020…

Recall: Franklin Fresh Cut Cooler

Seward Co-op experienced a cooler malfunction at the Franklin store on Friday, July 2 from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. We have issued a voluntary recall of items sold from this cooler, please see the full list below. This recall is done out of an abundance of caution, as items may have been held at an unsafe…

Diving Deeper with Plastic Free July

It’s summer at Seward Co-op, and we’re thinking about positive environmental impacts and our mission to sustain a healthy community. Single-use plastic has a negative impact on our environment, and some communities – particularly Black and brown and low-income – disproportionately experience the impacts of pollution and environmental degradation. In recent years, plastic packaging waste…

Kadejan Chicken

About Kadejan Chicken Kadejan chicken was founded in 1989 and is a family-owned, multi-generational chicken producer from Glenwood, Minnesota. The name is an acronym for the owner’s children. They began by raising pheasants and eventually were able to expand production to include chickens. Their relationship with restaurants and local co-ops inspired Kadejan’s decision to begin…

Striving for an Intersectional Pride

Wishing our community a very happy Pride month! On the outside of Seward Co-op buildings, we proudly say “Everyone Welcome.” Throughout our nearly 50 year history and into the present, our goal has been to create space that is comfortable and safe for everyone to gather, work, and shop. We at Seward Co-op welcome opportunities…