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  • Game Day Catering from Seward Co-op

    In a season of big sports, Seward Co-op is centered on what we do best -- delicious food from local producers who share our values. Place your game day catering order today! Featuring proteins from local farms: Peterson Craft Meats, Kadejan chicken, and our Seward-made sausage.

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  • Discover a New Year of Healthy

    Our co-op is on a mission to help get 2018 started on a great note with Discover, our new free bimonthly guide to saving money and living well.

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  • Farm Table with Southside Community Health Services

    Join us at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café for a dinner event featuring our January SEED recipient, Southside Community Health Services.

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  • A Soil Story

    Jim VanDerPol of Pasture A Plenty shares his five general soil health principles. Seward Co-op has purchased pork from Jim and his family for 18 years, and our staff is grateful to build our knowledge of soil health thanks to him!

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  • Seward Co-op Remembers Bruce Bacon

    Bruce Bacon of Garden Farme was truly revolutionary. He was organic before anyone owned the term and farm to table before it occurred to anyone to trend it and make it hip. Celebrate Bruce Bacon and support Garden Farme Sunday, December 10, 2017.

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  • Thank You, Leo Sanders

    This past October, the Annual Meeting allowed us to bring to the stage one of Seward Co-op's longest-term employees, Leo Sanders, to celebrate his retirement this winter.

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  • Your Holiday Cheese Plate

    Putting together a cheese platter for holiday gathering is sure to make you a popular host or guest at any event this season. This task may sound overwhelming to some, but we can help anyone put together a delicious cheese plate.

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  • Fermentation: For Your Health

    You would be hard pressed to find a culture that does not have a signature fermented food or beverage. The co-op makes it easy to swing by the store and pick up a bottle of beet kvass or a jar of curtido. One of the great things about fermentation is that you don’t have to purchase it—this is your opportunity to become a culinary scientist!

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  • Thank You From Cooperativa Organica Madre Tierra!

    From Oct. 6–Oct. 8, 6,748 customers donated $3,695 through SEED. Seward Co-op contributed a $1,000 match, as well. Funds raised were donated to Cooperativa Madre Tierra, a cooperative in Puerto Rico comprised of 100+ farmers—owners of the cooperative—who have lost everything.

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  • Midwest Food Connection: The WHY of Our Work

    Since 1993, Midwest Food Connection has brought informative and memorable experiences gardening, cooking and eating healthy food to elementary school classrooms. Every year Seward Co-op donates more than $37,000 to support the non-profit.

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  • Prepare to Feast— Order Turkeys and Pies

    Order your farm-fresh Thanksgiving turkeys by Monday, Nov. 20 and scratch-made pies by Friday, Nov. 17!

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  • 2017 Annual Meeting Recap

    As we reflect on fiscal year 2017, Seward Co-op has a lot to celebrate as an organization and community of owners. Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Annual Owner Meeting.

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  • 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

    Congratulations to Vina Kay and Filiberto Nolasco Gomez on their election to the Seward Co-op Board of Directors, and to Lenny Nelson for his re-election to the board. The results were announced at the Annual Owner Meeting on Oct. 23.

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  • New Made-To-Order Offerings in Franklin Deli

    The Franklin store Deli counter now offers several new made-to-order selections. Choose from tacos, brats and seasonal sausages, and new sandwiches, like the tofu pesto melt, plus plenty of veggie and vegan options, as well as kids offerings.

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  • Hurricane Maria Relief

    Thank you to everyone who donated to Hurricane Maria Relief.
    From Oct. 6–Oct. 8, 6,748 customers donated $3,695 Through SEED. Seward Co-op will contribute a $1,000 match, as well. Funds raised will go to Cooperativa Madre Tierra, a cooperative comprised of 100+ farmers—owners of the cooperative—who have lost everything.

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  • Autumn Salad in a Jar

    This recipe makes four jar salads—perfect for packing with lunches—or two large salads. The kale is sturdy enough to keep, so this recipe is great for Sunday night meal prep.

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  • Board of Directors Candidate Forum

    Seward Co-op’s Board of Directors will host a Candidate Forum as part of the 2017 election. We will gather in the Creamery Café to hear from and meet the candidates, and to visit with fellow co-op owners. Space is limited; please register now!

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  • Bulk Sale, Thursday, Oct. 19

    Whether shopping in bulk is a new prospect or you’ve been shopping bulk exclusively for decades, we have a rare treat for you: a 10-percent-off Bulk Sale on Thursday, Oct. 19. All day — for one day only — everything in the Bulk department (even sale and Wellness bulk items) is 10 percent off.

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  • Board of Directors Election

    The annual Seward Co-op Board of Directors election began Monday, Sept. 25. All co-op owners for whom the co-op has a current email address received a link to vote online. A paper ballot and election brochure was also mailed to co-op owners.

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  • “Plant the Seed” for the Future of Organic Farming

    Stop by the co-op Sept. 20—Oct. 3 to learn how you can support the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund.

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  • Happy Anniversary Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe

    The Seward Co-op Creamery Café relaunched last fall with a casual, comfortable atmosphere and family-friendly menu. It may be a pit stop on your way to work or a go-to lunch spot or happy hour choice for your family—but to many it’s evolved into more than that.

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  • Box Tops For Education

    Box Tops has helped local schools earn over $800 million for things like helping build playgrounds, installing computer labs, and funding other programs that enrich their school communities since 1996. Help us continue to help schools earn cash, by clipping Box Tops!

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  • 2017 Alaffia School Supplies Drive

    Through Sept. 30, co-op owners and shoppers may participate in Alaffia's 2017 School Supplies Drive. Click the link to learn more!

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  • Creamery Cafe's Farm Table Dinner Delivered Tasty Dishes

    Creamery Café’s staff thanks everyone who attended our first Farm Table Dinner, featuring pasture-raised Red Wattle pork from Pork and Plants Heritage Farm. Chef de Cuisine Matt Kappra, with support from Sausage Production Supervisor Kyle Wondrasch, offered a delectable menu.

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  • Farm Table Dinner with York Farm & Rebel Soil

    Join us Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café for a dinner event featuring two farm partners just west of the metro area: York Farm (Hutchinson, Minn.) and Rebel Soil (Litchfield, Minn.).

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