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Produce at its Peak: Growing Conditions

by Hannah B., Produce staff This week a customer asked me if the local spinach we have right now is a different variety than the kind we had last week, because the leaves are so much thinner and flatter, and also somewhat pointed. Meanwhile, I spent some time researching Vidalia sweet onions to see what…  Read More

Produce at its Peak: Signs of Spring

If it were a “normal” year, by now we’d have lots of local produce: ramps, radishes, a wide selection of tender herbs, watercress, spring mix, etc., etc., etc. But it is gloomy and chilly yet, the trees in Powderhorn Park just barely showing evidence that leaves will exist again. One hundred years or so ago,…  Read More

Community Meeting Q&A

On March 18, 2014 from 6–8 p.m., Seward Co-op convened a community meeting to discuss the new Friendship Store. The meeting, held at Sabathani Community Center, was designed and facilitated by Yvonne Cheek of Millennium Consulting Group. The community had the opportunity to submit questions to Seward Co-op covering a range of topics. Seward Co-op…  Read More

The Power of Positive Investments

Just six weeks into our capital campaign, Seward Co-op owners have invested $788,500 — 31 percent of our $2.5 million goal. With roughly ten weeks left in the offering, we are well on our way to securing the investments needed to build the Friendship Store and renovate the Creamery. In addition to purchasing shares of…  Read More

Smart Dads Remember "Sale and a Coupon: No Way!"

Note: Sale prices on the items mentioned in this article ended Tuesday, April 15. You know “shave and hair cut two bits,” right? When you’re at the co-op today, hum the words Sale and a Coupon: No Way! to that tune and it’ll help you remember to save a boatload of money. It’s a little…  Read More

Produce at its Peak

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 –Today, it is 70 degrees outside and sunny, and there is no snow in the ten-day forecast. Surely, that means that it really is early Spring, which is one of the most challenging and interesting times of the year to work in a produce department like Seward’s. Transition and gap are…  Read More

Community Meeting Report

On March 18, 2014 from 6–8 p.m., the Seward Co-op convened a community meeting to discuss the new Friendship Store. The meeting, held at Sabathani Community Center, was designed and facilitated by Yvonne Cheek of Millennium Consulting Group. The agenda for the meeting was shaped by interviews with community residents and by a planning committee…  Read More

Produce at its Peak

With the cold, the snow and the somewhat arbitrary marker of the start of a New Year, it’s a good time to try new things, and to make soup. Therefore, I have recently tried to recreate my favorite Thai soup, Tom Yum. It’s fortunate that Seward Co-op has nearly all the exotic ingredients for it…  Read More

Hot Bar: Nov. 3 – Nov. 9

SUNDAY, NOV. 3Huevos RancherosBreakfast QuesadillasCuban Black BeansMaple Tofu HashBiscuits & Gravy With Sausage MONDAY, NOV. 4Mango ChickenSour Cream Mole Chicken Enchilada Sour Cream Mole Vegetarian Enchilada Catalan Roasted VegetablesGreens With Quinoa And Radish TUESDAY, NOV. 5Maple Glazed ChickenHerbed Honey Roast SquashTuscan Sofrito With Yams And SageSauteed GreensBuckwheat Wild Rice Pilaf WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6Kung Pao ChickenRed…  Read More

Friendship Store Project Update

Since announcing the project in June, we have spoken with area neighbors, organizations, and businesses to learn more about the community and begin developing partnerships for the future. These conversations have informed the design process. In the past weeks we have been working with our design team and city planning staff to prepare the preliminary…  Read More