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Enjoy Life Cookies Recall

Enjoy Life Foods has issued a voluntary recall of a limited number of bakery items due to the potential presence of small plastic pieces that were incorporated into the production process. This recall is not related to an allergen. Although Seward Co-op does not currently have any affected product that matches the use-by dates or…

Celebrate Summer with Community Foods

After a long and dreary spring, many of us are excited to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Live in the spirit of Seward Co-op’s Ends Statement—positive environmental impacts—by leaving outdoor areas better than you found them. There’s no better time than now to pack up some goodies for a picnic, camping, a bike adventure,…

Culina Yogurt Recall

Culina has issued a recall of certain yogurt products due to the possibility of glass fragments in certain lots produced by Ponder Foods. Seward Co-op does not currently have any affected product that matches the use-by dates or lot numbers, but affected products may have been sold in the last 90 days. The following products…

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Local Farms and Humane Workplaces

Warm summer months are our cue to fire up the grill. The pandemic illuminated harsh working conditions that too many workers face in the conventional meat processing and packing industry. In response, co-op shoppers can support Community Foods producers like Kadejan and Blooming Prairie, while also trying new and emerging ones like Tree Range Farm.…

Learn About and Celebrate Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It’s also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, and Freedom Day. Although Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was issued Jan. 1 1863, it was not always enforced, which left many enslaved people in bondage for another two and a half years…

Summer 2022 Message from the Board

An ode to our elders: I am only able to digitally compose these truths because of the outpour of investment that has been entrusted to me. I pay homage to those that have and continue to struggle towards actualizing revolutionary values while being forced to navigate (let alone attempt to thrive) within these systems of…

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Respecting Pronoun Usage

“Trans woman.” “Non-binary.” “Genderfluid.” Different labels for different audiences—and for whether I feel like explaining what the words mean or not. Personally, I’ve been feeling much more aligned with non-binary lately, as the box of societal femininity is stifling and a lot of damn work. I think that’s something to which many people can relate,…

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…

Help Raise $2.5 Million for Local Non-profit Organizations!

Since 2011, Seward Co-op’s SEED program has raised over $2,444,978 for local organizations. Without all of you, this community grant funding would not be possible. To reach $2.5 million in SEED grants, we invite community members to collectively donate $55,000 by our Annual Owner Meeting in October. Learn about the SEED program and how we…

Jajja Wellness

Jajja Wellness was founded in 2016 by Henry Kisitu. Originally from Uganda, Africa, Henry moved to the United States to pursue his education at the University of Minnesota. He brought with him the indigenous wisdom of his Ugandan grandmother, Margaret Luttaaya, an herbal medicine guru who worked as a nurse and knew the principles of…