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  • Board of Directors Seeking Candidates

    Visit with the co-op's board of directors and learn about this year's election at board meetings this summer. The board is seeking candidates for the 2018 election. In order to receive a Board Candidate Application, attendance is required at a summer board meeting. All interested co-op owners are welcome!

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  • Staff Smoothie Specials Available Now at the Deli

    Try a new smoothie—custom-made by our staff. Seward Community Co-op has given employees creative license to blend up carefully curated recipes and offer customers fresh flavor combinations this summer.

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  • ABEP Working to Establish a Black-led Credit Union

    The Association for Black Economic Power in Minneapolis is working to establish a federally chartered Black-led credit union by 2019. Join ABEP June 12, 6-8 p.m., at the Friendship store classroom to learn about this unique cooperative model and how you can get involved.

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  • Donate Eyeglasses at the Co-op

    Seward Community Co-op is accepting donations as part of Alaffia's Eyeglasses Drive now through July 31. The glasses can be dropped at the Wellness or Customer Service desks at either co-op store.

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  • Boosting Local Business at Powderhorn Shark Tank

    Local businesses and entrepreneurs showcased their efforts at the Powderhorn Shark Tank at Powderhorn Park on May 19. Seward Community Co-op was one of the sponsors of the event and provided special prizes to support finalists using a cooperative or collaborative business structure.

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  • Learn More About Domestic Fair Trade

    The Domestic Fair Trade Association, in partnership with the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade at Colorado State University, on May 11 released a compilation of all the research that’s ever been done about domestic fair trade, just in time for World Fair Trade Day on May 12.

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  • Eating Wild Class Canceled

    The Eating Wild class on May 17 was canceled due to a family emergency. Participants already registered are being notified and will receive a refund.

    Know Our Grower samplings scheduled for that afternoon at each of our stores were also canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Were you really looking forward to learning more about wild foods, such as ramps, nettles and...

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  • Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

    On May 12, we celebrated World Fair Trade Day and the hard work, resilience, and innovation of small-scale farmers and artisans. There are some great brands committed to working with farmers; visit our stores to check out deals on fair trade products!

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  • 17th Annual CSA Fair Recap

    Seward Co-op’s 17th Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair was held Saturday, April 21, at a new location—the Creamery Café! Thanks to all the folks who attended, here's to a bountiful growing season.

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  • Farm Table with Dream of Wild Health

    Seward Co-op Creamery Café hosted its fourth Farm Table dinner on Tuesday, April 17 with Dream of Wild Health, a Native American-led, nonprofit farm and youth-leadership program. The meal, created by Chef de Cuisine Matt Kappra, featured Indigenous ingredients supplemented with locally raised, grown, or made ingredients.

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  • Know Our Grower Begins in May

    Visit our Classes and Events calendar often this summer to read about our featured Know Our Grower producers. We’ll have lots of opportunities to meet farmers in the stores, sample unique and delicious recipes using their produce, and get great sale prices on selected items.

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  • Call Gov. Dayton and ask him to veto packaging preemption bills

    Seward Co-op opposes preemption on single-use packaging fees and sustainable to go food containers. We've joined a coalition of neighbors, environmental justice activists, public health advocates and businesses which supports the City of Minneapolis regarding ordinances like Green To Go and in any efforts that encourage more sustainable choices.

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  • 38th Street Bridge Closure

    We aren’t letting a little construction get us down, and neither should you —take the scenic route and check out the great things Seward Co-op has to offer!

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  • 17th Annual CSA Fair

    For the past 17 years, we’ve invited regional farmers to come face-to-face with co-op owners and shoppers, to shake hands and discuss CSA offerings for the upcoming growing season. This is an “everyone welcome!” event that benefits the greater community.

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  • Growing a Food Business in a Community Kitchen

    Going the food production path alone is difficult, so it’s helpful to be surrounded by others who understand because they are experiencing a similar situation. Many community kitchens and food hubs rent space on a sliding scale or cover the cost of product liability insurance or food manager certification.

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  • Farm Table with Dream of Wild Health

    Seward Co-op Creamery Café is a great place to grab some fair trade coffee or a local brew, but it is also a space to learn and share experiences with those committed to food justice.

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  • Seward Co-op's Seed Guide

    Seward Co-op has begun the countdown to spring! Starting your garden from seed and then watching it mature from seedling to fruiting plant can be rewarding, economical, and fun.

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  • Farmworker Awareness Week March 24-31

    During National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW), March 24–31, Seward Co-op honors the contributions of farmworkers. Please join us on Friday, March 30, at the Friendship store for an evening screening of Food Chains, a documentary film about agricultural labor in the United States.

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  • Seward Co-op Bulk Sale: Packing for Snacking!

    Whether you are planning a staycation or a vacation, stop by Seward Co-op’s semi-annual Bulk Sale on Thursday, March 22. It’s a great opportunity to stock your pantry with healthy snacks to feed the kids while they’re home on break or for nourishing road-trip fare.

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  • MN Foodshare March Campaign

    This March, co-ops across the state will once again come together to support the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign! Together in 2017, we raised 125,464 lbs./dollars for food shelves across the state. This year, all donations made at any of Seward Co-op’s locations will go to this month’s SEED recipient: Sabathani Community Center.

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  • Midwest Food Connection's Valentines for Veggies

    Midwest Food Connection (MFC) is a local education nonprofit, founded by local food co-ops. They provide lessons in cooking, gardening, and eating healthy food to elementary school students. By investing in students, as the co-op does with sponsoring MFC, we support the next generation of conscientious eaters, farmers, and food workers!

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  • Regenerate and Enrich Healthy Soil

    Soil is a valuable natural resource essential to agriculture. Healthy soil helps plants soak up essential nutrients, capture carbon from the atmosphere, and resist drought and disease. Many in the organic and natural foods industry are increasingly focused on practices that enrich, rather than degrade, the Earth’s soil.

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  • Producer Profile: Patagonia Bee Products

    Patagonia Bee Products' commitment to beekeepers and their community is a step above the rest, ensuring you get the rawest, most nutritious, most delicious, humanely and ethically produced honey around.

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  • Seward Co-op Remembers Annie Young

    An early leader of Seward Co-op, Annie Young, passed away last week. Annie will be remembered as a witty, sharp cooperator who was fun to interact with.

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  • Farm Table Dinner with Southside Community Health Services

    Tuesday we held our third Farm Table dinner at the Creamery Café—thank you to those able to attend. Diners enjoyed a 3-course vegetarian meal, inspired by Southside's "prescription CSA" program, and complemented by kombucha pairings from Feral Kombucha Co.

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