Market Musings Blog

Hot Sauce Scrimmage

We have some serious hot sauce fans at the co-op and we were curious if there was a consensus on a clear favorite. Thus, the hot sauce scrimmage was born! Read more …

5 Last Minute Gifts

Save time with these quick, (but high-quality!) last minute gifts for anyone on your list. Read more …

Top 5 Holiday Must-Haves

We took a poll, and here are the top 5 holiday must-haves from our staff: Read more …

Drinks & desserts for holiday cheer

Cranberry, pomegranate, pear, chocolate and vanilla… Simple flavors that turn these drinks and desserts into holiday cheer, Read more …

Yams – three great recipes

From sweet to savory, these three recipes show the versatility of yams. Read more …

Halloween Treats for Little Goblins

Preheat the oven and cook up some Halloween fun!
Read more …

Fresh Deals recipe: Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Pasta

This week’s Fresh Deals include bacon, avocado and grape tomatoes. A nice, comforting bowl of pasta sounds pretty great right now – and bacon makes everything better, right?!

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 …

2014 MEDA award

Congratulations to Hoyt Hsiao! The CEO of our general contractor, Shaw-Lundquist Associates, was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA). MEDA’s annual award ceremony honors the successes of its clients who have excelled in their talents, achievements, and their contribution to helping entrepreneurs of color succeed.

We’ve had the privilege of working with Shaw-Lundquist on all of our construction projects since 2008, when we partnered with them to build our West 7th store. Family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, Hsiao worked with his father, Fred Shaw, while growing up, before joining the company full time in 1987. Shaw Lundquist in one of the top 20 general contractors in the metro area, and the largest Asian-American general contractor in the nation.

We applaud Hoyt for his commitment to working with minority and women-owned businesses, and his personal contributions to the Twin Cities community. Learn more about his excellent work in the video below. Our East 7th store has a great cameo role!

The Credjafawn Co-op Store – A piece of St. Paul co-op History

Most Twin Cities food co-op members associate the growth of co-ops with the period 1960–1975, when so many of our present co-ops began. A notable exception to the Sixties food co-ops was the Credjafawn Co-op Store, Read more …