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  • 2017 Annual Owner Meeting

    Share a traditional Nigerian meal with us on Monday, Oct. 23 at our Annual Owner Meeting. Guest Chef Tunde Wey, along with Seward Co-op’s Diversity and Community Engagement Manager LaDonna Sanders-Redmond, will engage co-op owners in an open dialogue around the real cost of food using the 1863 Homestead Act to spark the conversation.

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  • Board of Directors Election is Open

    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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  • Pre-order Your Thanksgiving Feast

    We understand that sometimes there's not a lot of time to prepare a meal and spend quality time with family. This year enjoy Thanksgiving—let Seward Co-op do the cooking and the baking.

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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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  • 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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  • New Made-To-Order Offerings in Franklin Deli

    Starting Oct. 9, the Franklin store Deli counter will debut several new made-to-order selections. Now you can choose from tacos, brats and seasonal sausages, and new sandwiches, like the tofu pesto melt. Plenty of veggie and vegan options available, as well as kids offerings.

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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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  • “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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  • Nordic Naturals Pop-up Sales

    Meet with representatives from Nordic Naturals to see why "Omega 3s Are For Every Body.” Enjoy 30% off all Nordic Naturals products during the popup events at our respective stores—Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Franklin Store and Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Friendship Store.

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  • August is P6 Month

    August is P6 Month, and Seward Co-op will be celebrating all month! Your favorite small, local, and/or cooperative P6 producers will be in the stores sampling and we’ll be giving away $20 Seward Community Co-op gift cards to shoppers every weekend.

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  • Produce at its Peak

    Local produce season will be peaking very soon—when almost everything is available to us, from spring vegetables like herbs and radishes to winter crops such as cured onions and squash. And of course there’s the fruit; we will soon see local peaches, melons, and then apple and pears.

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  • Participate in the Co-op, Run for the Board

    Please visit with the co-op's board of directors and learn about this year's election on Aug. 29. The board is seeking candidates for the 2017 election. In order to receive a Board Candidate Application, attendance is required at the Aug. 29 board meeting. All interested co-op owners are welcome!

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  • Creamery Cafe's NEW Summer Menu!

    Last week we debuted our new summer menu, and we’re excited to share it with you! Now is the time for local produce to shine.

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  • Know Our Grower: Cherry Tree House Mushrooms

    Know Our Grower is an opportunity to connect shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food and to sample recipes that allow their flavors to shine.

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  • Blooming Prairie Beef Now 100% Grass Fed

    This week, we will retire Blooming Prairie’s grass-fed, grain-finished beef and replace it with their 100% grass-fed beef—at the same great price. The animals will continue to be hand-selected when ready, delivered to us every week, fresh from the farmer. The only difference is that the livestock is grass fed from start to finish.

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  • Bike It to the Co-op

    Now that warmer weather is upon us, Seward Co-op would like to encourage shoppers to bike to the co-op whenever possible! We want to make it worth your while to make the extra effort. Pick up a sticker at Customer Service to wear proudly on your helmet or bicycle.

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  • Eat Local Farm Tour

    The Eat Local Co-op Farm Tour was created to showcase local farmers that bring local food to our tables. Each year, the tour highlights Minnesota farms, allowing the general public to meet directly with local producers to learn more about our food system and the importance of eating local.

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  • Farm Table: Pork and Plants Dinner

    Join us at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café for an evening with Pork and Plants Farm from SE Minnesota. Along with their beautiful produce, we'll feature their amazing heritage-breed Red Wattle Pork in several different preparations. Beverage pairings from Fair State Brewing Cooperative and Sweetland Orchard will also be available.

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