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

Seward Co-op Wins City Pages’ Best Natural Foods Grocery — Again!

For the second year in a row, Seward Co-op has been named Best Natural Foods Grocery in the City Pages’ annual “Best Of” issue. The article notes the co-op’s shopper-friendly store, impressive cheese section, great meat department and newly renovated deli as reasons for the honor. Read more here. Read the new Hot Dish blog…  Read More