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Seward Co-op Annual CSA Fair

Each year, we invite area farmers to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair held at Seward Co-op’s Franklin Store. The event allows consumers to learn about different CSA programs and select a share that best meets their needs. Check out photos from the 2016 CSA Fair! The annual CSA Fair is Saturday, April 22, from…  Read More

DIY Herbal Tea Bulk Recipes

Many of us have so much on our plates these days that we tend to forget to stop and appreciate the little things around us that make life worthwhile. So many people are either anxious about the future or depressed because they are living in the past; not enough of us live in the present.…  Read More

Produce At Its Peak: Chestnuts

Chestnut trees once made up a significant portion of North America’s hardwood forests. The nuts were widely eaten by Native Americans and later by European immigrants, until the chestnut blight of the 1930s, which nearly eliminated the American chestnut tree. There has been a recent revival with the planting of blight resistant breeds from Europe…  Read More

Produce At Its Peak: Chestnuts

Chestnut trees once made up a significant portion of North America’s hardwood forests. The nuts were widely eaten by Native Americans and later by European immigrants, until the chestnut blight of the 1930s, which nearly eliminated the American chestnut tree. There has been a recent revival with the planting of blight resistant breeds from Europe…  Read More

5 Reasons to Take the Detour to the Franklin Store!

Construction season is upon us in Minnesota, and this year the Seward neighborhood is no exception. In May, the Franklin Avenue Bridge closed and is scheduled to reopen this September. We’ve provided detour routes for bicycles and cars on our website here. We aren’t letting a little construction get us down, and neither should you…  Read More

Produce At Its Peak: Gardening and Rhubarb

After living in my house for over five years, I will finally plant a garden this year. Last night my best friend and I prepared a small plot of land in my backyard for the addition of organic topsoil and compost. After adding the topsoil and compost, we will select starter plants from Riverbend Farm,…  Read More

Produce At Its Peak: Basil

Local produce can be in season year round with some products and basil is one of them. We sell basil from numerous different hydroponic and outdoor farms including Urban Organics in St. Paul, Featherstone Farm in Rushford, MN, Wisconsin Growers Co-op near Mondovi, Wisconsin, Living Waters Gardens in Wells, MN, and this upcoming summer from…  Read More

Produce At Its Peak: Basil

Local produce can be in season year round with some products and basil is one of them. We sell basil from numerous different hydroponic and outdoor farms including Urban Organics in St. Paul, Featherstone Farm in Rushford, MN, Wisconsin Growers Co-op near Mondovi, Wisconsin, Living Waters Gardens in Wells, MN, and this upcoming summer from…  Read More

SEED Your 2015 Donation

Thank you, co-op shoppers! Last year, you “rounded up” more than $235,745 to benefit SEED recipients. These SEED organizations share the co-op’s commitment to a healthy community and/or support our P6 focus on local, cooperatively owned/nonprofit, and small-scale farmers/producers. If you are a Seward Co-op owner and would like to receive a letter stating your…  Read More

Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm

Heartbeet Farm Co-op shoppers! This Saturday, producers from Heartbeet Farm will be in the Franklin store! This family farm is owned and operated by Joe and Rebecca Schwen. Located in Zumbro Falls, Minn, the fields that now comprise Heartbeet Farm are the same fields that Joe was raised on and where he learned to farm.…  Read More