Local Farm Tour Highlighted in Strib

The Star Tribune recently ran a write up on the Eat Local Farm Tour, co-sponsored by the Twin Cities natural food co-ops. The self-guided tour takes place Saturday, July 30, and features 11 different area farms. Read the article and visit Seward Co-op’s Farm Tour page with links to all of the participating farms.

Seward Co-op Named Top 100 Workplace

Seward Co-op has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune. The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Seward Co-op named Small Business Success Story

Twin Cities Business featured Seward Co-op as one of nine Small Business Success Stories of 2010. The article, featuring our LEED-certified building, the Scorecard and Ends Statement, can be found here.

MPR Looks at P6

Minnesota Public Radio recently ran a feature on Principle Six (P6), noting how Seward promotes not only local products, but also small producers and cooperatives.

Get Organic + Local at the Co-op

CBS Minnesota recognized Seward Co-op as one of the top five places in the Twin Cities metro to find organic and locally sourced foods. This fall, the co-op introduced P6, which helps customers identify not only local products, but those sourced by small producers and cooperatives/nonprofits, as well.

Seward Co-op Teams with Dero on New Bike Program

This spring, Seward Co-op is partnering with local business Dero Bike Rack Company to promote healthy travel to and from the co-op for member-owners. We’re calling it “ZAP,” and it’s a great way to see how biking to the co-op reduces your impact on the environment.

Principle Six Featured in the Strib

The Minneapolis Star Tribune devoted the front of its business section to P6: the Cooperative Trade Movement. P6 focuses on local, small producers and cooperatively owned businesses.

Sprout! Wins Award

Seward Co-op’s member newsletter, the Sprout!, is a Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) 2010 Communications Contest award recipient. The Sprout! took second place in the “member newsletter” category during CCA’s recent awards ceremony, held in downtown Minneapolis. CCA is a Pennsylvania-based organization of professionals who communicate for cooperatives.

Solar Panels Installed at Co-op

In partnership with Minneapolis-based Solarflow Energy, a 140-panel solar system was installed this spring on the co-op’s roof. This is Solarflow’s ninth Twin Cities area project; and is expected to generate 32 kilowatts of renewable energy for 18 years.

Nice Ride MN Debuts

Nice Ride Minnesota introduced their bike-sharing system — the largest in the United States — on Bike Walk to Work Day, Thursday, June 10. Hundreds took part in an inaugural bike ride from the Central Library down Nicollet Mall to Peavey Plaza, where Mayor R.T. Rybak hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Downtown…  Read More