Market Musings Blog

Mini-Facials Pop-up with evanhealy

Saturday, May 6 | 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | West 7th store

Join skin care experts from evanhealy at our West 7th store for a rejuvenating experience during a mini-facials pop-up event. A trained, licensed esthetician will be on hand giving soothing, private facial massages using evanhealy’s organic skin care cleansers, Hydrosols, serums and moisturizers. Personal mini-facials will also include a Shea mask, lip balm, and eye balm. You’re guaranteed to leave feeling relaxed and refreshed with fully hydrated, radiant skin.

This free pop-up event will take place in the wellness department at our West 7th store. Each mini-facial experience will be about 30 minutes long. A private, calming space will be created so that you’re able to focus on the experience without any distractions.

Registration is required to ensure a seat during this limited-time-only experience.

Please speak to any of our West 7th wellness department staff members to sign-up prior to May 6th. A sign-up sheet is available at the West 7th wellness counter.

Know Your Local Plant Sale Growers

This year’s Plant Sale offerings have once again been sourced from some of the best local growers. You’ll find an expanded assortment of unique pepper and herb varieties, a wildly beautiful tomato selection, a nearly three-fold increase in edible flowers and pollinator plants, and an array of Japanese vegetables for your garden. Everything at the Plant Sale has been grown to organic standards, with a healthy selection of certified-organic vegetables also available. Read on to learn about this year’s Plant Sale growers.

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2018 Plant Sale & Gardening Demos


Plant Sale | May 4–May 28 | 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily | West 7th Store

Visit our West 7th store throughout May for our annual spring Plant Sale. Known for its comprehensive assortment of Minnesota natives and extensive vegetable and herb selections, the Plant Sale enthusiastically ushers in the return of Minnesota’s peak growing season. As always, a variety of exciting new plants will be available in response to feedback received from co-op shoppers and staff.

This year’s plants will once again be sourced from some of the best local growers, including Carter Farms, Glacial Ridge Growers, Green Earth Growers, Prairie Road Organic Seed, and Rush Creek Growers. At this year’s Plant Sale, you’ll also find an expanded assortment of unique pepper and herb varieties, a wildly beautiful tomato selection, a nearly three-fold increase in edible flowers and pollinator plants, and an array of Japanese vegetables. Everything will be grown to organic standards, with a healthy selection of certified-organic vegetables also available.

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Member-Owner Appreciation Cheese Sale

Friday, April 20 | All Day | All Three Stores

Mississippi Market member-owners are an integral part of our co-op community and we want to say thank you! Co-op members save 10%* on items in our cheese department during the Member-Owner Appreciation Cheese Sale on Friday, April 20th at all three of our store locations.

Thank you for being a part of our cooperative community! Mississippi Market continues to thrive thanks to the support of you, our dedicated member-owners. Because of you, we’ve been able to offer local, organic, fairly-priced foods to our St. Paul neighbors for nearly 40 years. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Not yet a member-owner? Become one today!

*Discount does not apply to non-discountable items, such as Fresh Deals. Some exclusions apply. Discount will be taken at the register. 

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Attend a $3 Community Dinner

$3.00 Dinner | Local Food | Live Music | Raffle Prizes | All are welcome!

Celebrate community all summer-long during our $3 Community Dinners being held the fourth Thursday of each month from June through September. Join us at our East 7th store around a rotating selection of delicious, affordable, Market Made meals while enjoying live music. All are welcome!

*Food availability while supplies last. No further discounts. Seating may be limited.


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Eat More Plants Event Series

How can incorporating more plants into your daily life and diet promote environmental, physical, and financial health?

Join your co-op community and local culinary experts for a plant-based event series featuring samples, recipes, and inspiration for incorporating more plants into your diet. Attend all three and receive a special plant-based cookbook and goody bag.

Whether you’re a seasoned plant-based pro or simply beginning your local plant-based food journey, you’re sure to learn and taste something new!

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Chocolate Fair on February 10th

Saturday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | All store locations

Artisan Chocolates & Fondue | Local & Fair-trade Gifts | Live Music | Kids’ Crafts | Raffle Prizes | And More!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at your co-op!

Join your co-op community on Saturday, February 10th during Mississippi Market’s annual Chocolate Tasting & Gift Fair, a fun, family-friendly event featuring artisan chocolates, local and fair-trade gifts, and chocolate fondue to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Sample delectable chocolates, shop for Valentine’s Day gifts and foods, enjoy live music, craft valentines, and win prizes at all three Mississippi Market locations!

Plus, spend $50 or more during the Chocolate Fair and receive a free chocolate-themed gift bag, while supplies last.

3rd Annual Holiday Sampler

Holiday Sampler: Tasting & Gift Fair

Saturday, December 9 | 11:00am-2:00pm | West 7th store

Brighten your season at our third annual family-friendly Holiday Sampler! This is a great chance to:

  • Meet local vendors
  • Taste festive flavors
  • Peruse local gifts
  • Sip on tasty mocktails and eggnog
  • Enjoy live piano music
  • Take part in a string-cheese-snowman kids’ craft
  • Splurge on limited-time-only holiday sales on favorites such as local cookies, cheeses, candles, and more
  • Receive a seasonal gift with purchase when you spend over $50, while supplies last

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Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration

At our 2017 Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration on October 18th at the Midpointe Event Center, we’ll gather together to hear updates from our board of directors and General Manager Gail Graham, welcome newly elected board members, and hear from guest speaker Faye Brown from the Tanka Fund. This is also the last opportunity for member-owners to vote in our board of directors election. We’ll have fabulous prize giveaways, including a free bicycle. Enter the raffle at our Annual Meeting for your chance to win.

Register for the 2017 Annual Meeting! Tickets must be reserved by Monday, October 16th.

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Celebrate National Night Out with Mississippi Market

Let Mississippi Market help you host a National Night Out gathering!

Once again, we are sponsoring National Night Out (NNO) events in St. Paul by giving away free $30 gift cards. Interested co-op members and shoppers may use them to purchase food and drinks for their NNO event or as event prizes. This year, National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, August 1st. We will be accepting applications for the gift cards beginning Monday, July 10th.

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