Market Musings Blog

Whole30 with dietary restrictions

As someone who has limitations on what types of animal protein I allow in my diet, I have gravitated toward eggs, fish, seafood & poultry during my Whole30 experience. Read more …

Summer in the city

Mississippi Market has a strong tradition of community involvement. We support St. Paul-based non-profits through our donations programs, we offer classes year-round, and we sponsor community events. We take our connection to St. Paul seriously because “concern for the community” is one of the seven cooperative principles and because we are owned by over 16,000 of our St. Paul neighbors.

One of our favorite ways to support our community is to sponsor and attend community events. Read more …

Sharing the experience of Whole30

There’s much buzz abounding for the free, nutrient-dense diet known as the Whole30. Maybe you’ve heard of it or had friends or family try it. Read more …

St. Paul’s Co-op Supports Hometown Team

As the St. Paul Saints say, fun is good! As a long-time supporter of the St. Paul Saints, Mississippi Market has signed a premier sponsorship as the exclusive grocery store sponsor of our hometown team. Read more …

Keeping Americans in the DARK about GMOs

It is our elected representatives’ duty to create laws that reflect the needs and desires of their constituents. Surveys indicate that over 90% of Americans want GMO ingredients labelled on their foods. Read more …

Key ingredients for a healthy pregnancy

The immense range of resources available to those choosing to have children in Minnesota right now is exceptional. Options for education, support, and other resources here continue to blossom, while the multitude of providers empowers every family to have the birthing experience they prefer. Read more …

Reflections on the 2015 Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference

Imagine a sea of farmers. Yes, a sea made up of Minnesota farmers. Waves of them. The patchwork of people is brilliant and diverse, and the excitement is electric. Read more …

From member-owner to board member

written by Aleksey Kulichenko, co-op member-owner & board member

Mississippi Market exists for and because of our member-owners. You are what makes us different from a conventional, run-of-the-mill grocery store. Read more …

Why organics are worth it

The Pioneer Press posted an editorial on June 9 by James Greiff of the Bloomberg View entitled Organic food might not have the effects you expect. It’s yet another article about how organic food isn’t really “worth it.” Read more …

Contemplating bananas on World Fair Trade Day

On March 15th-17 Joe, produce manager at the West 7th store, and I attended Equal Exchange’s Banana Summit in Boston. Since then bananas have been on my mind; their sordid history; their dubious present; their uncertain future. We are living in a world of complexity and uncertainty when it comes to the wide world of bananas. Contemplating them in conjunction with World Fair Trade Day (May 10, 2014) only makes sense.  Read more …