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Supporting Farmworkers: A Labor of Love and a Legacy

As Seward Co-op wraps up National Farmworker Awareness Week, we end with a personal story of perseverance from Natalia Mendez (they/them), Marketing and Communications Specialist. My Grandpa, Salvador Sanchez, has always been someone in my life I looked up to. He’s an immigrant, he’s calm, quietly funny, and he put up with the shenanigans of…

Amplifying Voices of Farmers: Past Farmer Talks

Seward Co-op’s CSA Fair brings together farmers and consumers. There, not only can consumers purchase a share directly from a farmer, but we also connect with farmers to learn about their triumphs and struggles in the fields. Through the fair, we literally amplify local farmers’ voices by passing them the mic to reflect on challenges…

Celebrating Ramadan in Community

For Muslim community members, Ramadan marks a holy month of community, prayer, fasting, and nightly feasts. The Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle of 364 or 365 days per year, so Ramadan begins in the ninth month of the calendar on a different day each year. In 2022, Ramadan begins at dusk on April 2…

Little Big Sky Farm

Little Big Sky Farm Henderson, MN CSA Type: Vegetables, Coffee, Bread, Mutual aid option Drop Locations: Kingfield neighborhood and more Little Big Sky Farm is a diverse vegetable farm owned and operated by Jenny and Dan Kapernick located in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley in Henderson Minnesota, 50 miles south of the Twin Cities. They…

Tangletown Garden Farm

Tangletown Garden Farm Plato, MN CSA Type: Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Herbs, Mushrooms, Bread, Cheese, Eggs, Coffee, Honey Drop Locations: Wise Acre Eatery and more Tangletown Garden Farm works today in much the same way as the farms the owners grew up on. Every acre is nourished and cared for in a way that is not…

Prairie Hollow Farm

Prairie Hollow Farm Elgin, MN CSA Type: Vegetables, Fruit, Jams, Preserves, Eggs, Cheese, Bread, Mutual aid option Drop Locations: Franklin store and more Prairie Hollow Farm came into being in 1986 on a beautiful farm near Dover, MN. Farmer Pam Benike’s family milked cows, made cheese and grew vegetables, marketing primarily through farmers markets. In…

Naima’s Farm

Naima’s Farm Alexandria, MN CSA Type: Vegetables Drop Locations: TBA  Naima Dhore, a Somali-American certified organic farmer in Minnesota, shares her farming story with the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network. She first started out growing herbs in the bathroom window of her apartment. She fell in love with farming and has been growing at Big…

TC Farm

TC Farm Minneapolis, MN CSA Type: Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Mushrooms, Cheese, Eggs, Herbs Drop Locations: n/a, delivery TC Farm is a group of sustainable family farms dedicated to raising the most ethical food in Minnesota. Founded by Jack & Betsy McCann in 2010, TC Farm delivers pasture-raised meats, locally sourced organic produce, free-range eggs, and…

Demeter standing in front of produce piles

Cooperation Keeps Produce Lively

Demeter (she/her), a Produce Replenishment Buyer and Shift Lead, has worked at Seward Co-op’s Friendship store for much of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her role, she has experienced the ups and downs of navigating stocking a department when supply chain issues pose challenges. Despite those challenges, working at the co-op with people she cares about,…