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Talking Teff: The Story of the World’s Smallest Grain

If you’re a frequent shopper at the Franklin store, you’ve probably noticed wooden pallets stacked high with large brown bags on the sales floor. These bags are filled with flour made from a grain called “teff,” a crop indigenous to Ethiopia that is the main ingredient used to make injera, a fermented flatbread that is…

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Santa Cruz Organic Raspberry Lemonade Recall

TruRoots LLC has voluntarily recalled certain bottles of 32 oz. Santa Cruz Organic Raspberry Lemonade because it is mislabeled: the product is actually Santa Cruz Organic Strawberry Lemonade that has been labeled as raspberry. No other Santa Cruz Organic products are affected by this recall. Seward Co-op may have sold these products from April 17…

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Frozen Friday

Cool off with a hot new deal: Frozen Friday! On Fridays July 19, August 16, and September 20, owners and non-owners alike save 10% on everything in the freezers, including, meat, seafood, frozen pizzas, frozen veggies, ice cream and more. The following conditions apply: Frozen Friday discounts cannot be stacked with other discounts, including owners’…

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Veggie and Fruit Color Wheel

Brighten up an afternoon snack with a rainbow of fruits and veggies. Browse the Produce department for your summer favorites, or try something new! See how much you can find from local farms (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa). Here are a few ideas to get you started: • Red Peppers • Green Zucchini • Pink Radishes…

New At the Co-op – Summer 2024

Find your new favorite items at Seward Co-op

Tickler Red Onion Cheddar This English Cheddar is a delight for your palate and would be perfect on any picnic plate. This “extra mature” cheese is sharp and bright but mellows to a fine creaminess at the finish. Adding to its complexity is the inclusion of caramelized red onions. They add richness and flavor which…

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Heating Up the Grill and Taking Time to Chill

We’re not hot and cold about it: summer is a prime season for local meats, sweet treats, and plenty of other tasty eats. Whether you’re spending the summer basking in the sun or relaxing in the shade, Seward Co-op has a variety of sun-sational items to get your grill hot and keep you cool.

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Notes of Eden

Learn About Notes of Eden Husband and wife team Florence and James Craig have always desired to bring more beauty, kindness, and encouragement into the world. So when Florence received a professional printer from James as a surprise gift, it would spark an idea: printing cards on plantable, seed-embedded paper. These unique gifts would bring…

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Dolcezza Gelato Recall

Dolcezza Gelato is recalling pints of their gelato due to the possibility of contamination. During a routine FDA inspection of Dolcezza Gelato’s 3rd party co-manufacturing facility, the bacteria listeria monocytogenes was found on one piece of equipment used to make product for a different company. Though the bacteria was not found on any of the…

Financial Update – June 2024

Dear Seward Co-op Owners and shoppers, This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of updates to the co-op’s owners about the co-op’s financial position. Financial Update In our most recent quarter (1/1/24 – 3/31/24), the co-op incurred a very large pre-tax loss of over $310,000. This followed an even greater loss…

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Sprouting a New Path

The Past, Present, and Future of Sprout! Newsletter

From its days as the Whole Wheat News to its longstanding tenure as Sprout!, the Seward Co-op newsletter has always aimed to keep shoppers updated on in-store happenings, highlight staff stories, and inform on topics relating to the local food system. We’re excited to announce that after decades of appearing in print, Sprout! newsletter will…