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Know Our Grower: Just Local / Keewaydin Farms

Just Local, owned by Rufus Haucke of Keewaydin Farms, sources products from many small-scale organic vegetable farms in the Viroqua, Wis., area and distributes them in the Twin Cities under the Just Local label. Just Local / Keewaydin Farms was the featured Know Our Grower, May 22 – June 4. Demo: Saturday, June 1. Grower:…  Read More

Know Our Grower

The vitality and sustainability of our local food system depends on the presence of a diverse network of growers and the support of a dedicated consumer base. Seward Co-op’s annual Know Our Grower program is an opportunity to connect shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food. This year we are pleased…  Read More

Know Our Grower: LaBore Farms

Located in Faribault, Minn., LaBore Farms was founded by Michelle Glinski in 2004. In a greenhouse, Michelle can grow hydroponic lettuce, mixed greens and cress year-round without the use of pesticides. LaBore Farms was the featured Know Our Grower, May 1-21. Demo: Saturday, May 11 Grower: Michelle Glinski 1. When did you begin farming and…  Read More

Choose the Best for Mom

Wondering how to celebrate Mom this year? On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12 from 8 a.m. – noon, treat Mom to a special brunch made fresh in our Deli. We’ll be rolling out white tablecloths and flowers to beautify the dining area, too. And pick up a floral bouquet; we’ll custom wrap it for you…  Read More

May 1 Bulk Sale

Welcome to spring! At Seward Co-op, we are very proud of our Bulk foods department. Bulk has been a keystone of the co-op from its earliest days, and it continues to be one of our greatest successes. Whether shopping in bulk is a new prospect or you’ve been shopping bulk exclusively for decades, we have…  Read More

Best Natural Foods Grocery 2013

From the City Pages: Seward Co-op hits the sweet spot between luxury grocery store and health-food shop. Its aisles are neither dusty nor cramped, but no space is wasted. The spacious produce section is full of mostly local and/or organic items, easy to navigate but not lacking in DIY charm, often featuring handprinted signs pointing…  Read More

Spring Holidays – Passover and Easter

Get creative this spring holiday season with natural egg-dyeing using bulk herbs and spices. Read below for more, and check out this natural egg-dyeing guide from Frontier Co-op. Ingredients (per each color)4 cups of water2–4 Tbsp. ground herbs and spices (see below for suggestions)1 Tbsp. white vinegar4–6 hard-boiled eggs MethodBring water, vinegar and herbal-dye ingredients…  Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

The co-op is even greener this weekend, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Look for special St. Paddy’s features around the store. Irish cheeses: Irish Harp cheddar – Maple Leaf Co-op, Monroe Wisc.; Dubliner cheddar – Kerrygold, Ireland; Cahill’s Irish cheddar with whiskey – Ireland; Cahill’s Irish cheddar with porter – Ireland Meat & Seafood:…  Read More

March is Banana Month

Do your bananas support small scale farmers? If you purchase them at Seward Co-op, they do! In 2012, consumers purchased 11 million Equal Exchange bananas. These purchases have tangible impacts on the livelihoods of courageous banana farmers in El Guabo co-op, located in Ecuador, and CEPIBO co-op in Peru. They’re making history for themselves, and…  Read More

12th Annual CSA Fair | Saturday, April 13

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. Seward Co-op’s parking lot, rain or shine. Visit with area farmers, learn about different CSA programs, and sign up for the share that’s right for you. Purchasing a share helps cover a farm’s yearly operating expenses and connects us to the bounty and risk that local farmers…  Read More