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  • Know Our Grower: Spark-Y Youth Farm

    Know Our Grower is an opportunity to connect shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food and sample recipes that allow their flavors to shine. Stop by the Friendship store Sunday, June 25 from noon-3 p.m. to chat with folks from Spark-Y Youth Farm and to sample their microgreens, spinach, and sorrel.

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  • Cultivating Cooperative Relationships

    Later in June, Seward Coop will welcome Federation of Southern Cooperatives board member and farmer Ben Burkett. Burkett will make the journey to Minnesota in a truck brimming with ripe, ready-to-eat red-seeded and seedless watermelons to share with several local cooperative grocery stores.

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  • Seward-made Sausages

    Here at Seward Co-op, we take pride in working directly with local farmers, processing whole carcass animals in-house, and having a large variety of fresh, Seward-made sausages. Check out our new seasonal varieties!

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  • Marinades Made Simple

    Long before conventionally packaged marinades were available, oftentimes people would make them from leftover food scraps to make less-desirable cuts of meats tender, juicy and flavorful.

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  • Hemp History Week June 5-11

    Did you know hemp is also a growing U.S. industry and an environmentally sustainable solution for potentially thousands of non-toxic products ranging from car parts and building materials to paper products, textiles, plastics and even ethanol?

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  • Remember Your Reusable Bag!

    Beginning June 1, the co-op will charge 5 cents per paper bag provided at check out. We will continue to give 10 cents per bag to customers who bring in their own bags (on up to five bags per transaction). We hope this practice helps cut down on waste and the impact on the environment.

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  • Creamery Cafe Patio Is Open

    The Seward Co-op Creamery Café team works around the clock to serve dishes with integrity and compassion. We create fairly-priced, nourishing dishes, sourced from socially-responsible farmers and producers.

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  • Friendship Store Juice Bar Now Open

    We are excited to launch the new juice bar at the Friendship store Sunday, May 7! Why not celebrate May Day with a fresh-squeezed juice or made-to-order smoothie?

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  • Fair Trade for Farmers and Soil

    This World Fair Trade Day (May 13, 2017), we honor the hard work small-scale farmers do to tend the land. Small-scale organic farming and regenerative agricultural practices combat our climate crisis and help feed the world.

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  • Seward Co-op 2017 Owner Satisfaction Survey

    In February, nearly 500 Seward Co-op owners provided their feedback on the cooperative’s performance in a survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. You can read a summary of the survey results here.

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  • Seward Co-op Wins Sustainability Star Award

    Seward Co-op has been named a Sustainability Star by National Co+op Grocers (NCG) for excellence in our sustainability efforts. The award recognizes food co-ops that demonstrate outstanding leadership by making a positive impact on social, environmental and local economic issues.

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  • In the Heart of the Beast Theatre Breaks SEED Record

    Seward shoppers and owners rounded up a record-breaking SEED donation of $28,472, in support of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's (HOBT) spring May Day celebration. Thank you Seward Co-op shoppers and owners for the support! The 43rd Annual MayDay Parade and Festival are scheduled for Sunday, May 7, 2017.

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  • Seward Co-op Endorses Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Our Ends Statement says that we will sustain a healthy community with equitable economic relationships. Seward Co-op's decision to endorse the Minneapolis $15/hour minimum wage ordinance is rooted in our cooperative goal of creating equitability in the economy.

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  • Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives

    Come out to support Seward Co-op bakers as they compete in the 4th annual Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge! They have been putting in a considerable amount of time and energy perfecting their recipe and are very excited to support this very important cause.

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  • Delivering the Harvest Early by Way of Hydroponics

    Hydroponic and aeroponic agriculture is the reason for the early season folks!

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  • Spring Herb Salad

    Spring is the time to cleanse and detox the body. It’s no accident that fresh, young herbal greens arrive in spring, just when we need their healing nutrients most.

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  • DIY Spring Cleaning

    In the spirit of Earth Day, we challenge you to make a small behavioral change that can have a big impact: rid your home of any chemical-ridden cleaning products you may have, and make the jump to cleansers made with nontoxic, biodegradable ingredients.

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  • Spring Cleansing

    Gone are the days when spring cleaning only applies to the home. Spring is the time to cleanse and detox the body, too. It’s no accident that fresh, young herbal greens arrive in spring, just when we need their healing nutrients most.

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  • Seward Discontinues Plastic Bag Recycling March 15

    Recently, the hauling vendor associated with the plastic bag recycling program discontinued their route. Due to this, we have come to the difficult decision to discontinue plastic bag collection at our stores. The program will end at both grocery locations on March 15, 2017.

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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 30. 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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  • Seward Co-op Annual CSA Fair

    The annual CSA Fair is Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Franklin store parking lot. Visit with area farmers, learn about different CSA programs, and sign up for the share that’s right for you.

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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 2016, we raised 109,371.37 dollars/pounds 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: Isuroon.

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  • National Farmworker Awareness Week

    Farmworkers are some of our nation’s most vital workers; their labor allows us to enjoy high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables year round. During National Farmworker Awareness Week, March 24–31, Seward Co-op is calling out the hardships faced by farmworkers.

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  • Pachamama Coffee: A One-of-a-Kind Cooperative

    Pachamama Coffee Co-op roasts delicious single-origin coffees and blends, but their high quality isn’t the only special thing about them. They are the first (and currently the only) 100% farmer-owned coffee cooperative. Pachamama’s board of directors is made up entirely of farmer representatives, meaning that farmers not only own the business, they control the business.

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  • Isuroon: Changing Food Shelf Culture

    Isuroon believes that empowering women is key to building a thriving community. Founded in 2010, the organization was launched to address unmet healthcare needs of Somali women with the goal of eventually opening an ethnic food shelf, providing healthful foods to any person in need.

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