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Taste it! Try local foods in August

We always try to offer you a taste of something new when you’re in our stores, and in August we focus on the local foods that abound at the co-op. Check out this schedule of samples Read more …

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One step closer…

We reached an important milestone on Friday, August 8th, when the St. Paul Planning Commission approved our land use request, Read more …

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The Heritage Preservation Commission meeting has moved to Thurs., Sept. 11

The last two months have seen great progress towards the opening of our third store on the East Side. We are still on track to break ground this fall and open in the summer of 2015. Read more …

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#eatlocalSTP

It’s August, the peak of our local growing season, and we’re offering up the challenge to try new local foods and add more local foods to your meals. Read more …

Regarding Eden Foods

While the decision of Eden Foods to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration was disheartening to many of us, Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op does not take part in product boycotts because we serve a diverse community with a wide range of beliefs. Read more …

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Take the Eat Local Challenge in August!

Sign up to take the Challenge in our stores or online. Anyone can take the Challenge – you set your own goal to bring as many local foods to your plate as you like. We’ll be giving prizes away each week in August!  Read more …

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Interested in serving on our board of directors?

Our Board of Directors represent our member-ownership and provide a vital link between owners and the co-op activities. Read more …

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July EcoStamps: Roots for the Home Team

p.4 tony test tasting roots webWe’re excited to partner with Roots for the Home Team this summer to bring you their fresh and healthy salads in our deli and collect donations for this amazing organization. Youth involved in Roots for the Home Team grow their own ingredients for salads, use their inventiveness to help develop recipes, and sell their creations at Target Field during Minnesota Twins’ weekend home games.

Roots for the Home Team creates life-enhancing, influential opportunities for young people, and partners with youth garden programs in ethnically diverse areas of the Twin Cities, such as Urban Roots and Youth Farm.

Mississippi Market is excited to show off the culinary talents of Roots for the Home Team participants by sharing their salads with you. By including their salads alongside our own deli options, we get to highlight this awesome program and help the kids reach a larger audience.

“A partnership like this shows our youth that their skill level in creating recipes is significant enough to interest a well-established store,” says Susan Moore, of Roots for the Home Team. “It also enables them to contribute to, positively affect and be part of a much bigger community.”

Look for these Roots for the Home team salads this summer!

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Mela’s Tater Thorne Salad- An awesome potato salad with several garden vegetables including kale, radishes, and carrots. Tossed in a delicious vinaigrette and topped with blue cheese crumbles.

Kickin Quinoa Salad- Full of crisp fresh garden vegetables and a smooth zippy dressing and topped off with sunflower seeds!

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Big Bang Seoul Salad- A Korean noodle salad loaded with fresh vegetables, topped with cashews and features Korean Gochujang chili sauce. Very Tasty!

Calliya Pizza Salad- Orzo pasta with fresh basil, garlic and veggies. Tossed in a red wine vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese.

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Host a National Night Out, Naturally!

nno 2014We want to sponsor your neighborhood’s National Night Out Gathering on August 5.  Just visit http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=5194 to register your event.  Once your event is listed as registered, you can visit our customer service desk to request a $25 gift card to help fill your party with healthy, delicious snacks.

The gift cards are available on a first come, first serve basis beginning July 1 so it pays to get registered early! Download our form here or pick one up at one of our our customer service desks, and fill it out. Once you return your completed form to our customer service staff, we’ll mail you your gift card. Enjoy!

 

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Connecting to Your Food

EatLocalFarmTour_2014_webAs you walk through the aisles of your co-op, picking up that fresh, crisp, leafy green lettuce from Gardens of Eagan or grabbing that glass milk bottle, cream top of course, from Cedar Summit Farms, do you ever wonder how that fresh produce or milk made it to the shelves of your co-op? What do bees, goats, and vegetables have in common anyway? Sure, their products are all for sale at your local Co-op, but why does that matter? These are all great questions that can be answered by attending the 2014 Eat Local Farm Tour.

Don’t stay in the dark about your food – get connected! By purchasing local products, you are supporting your local farmers by providing them a fair price for the food that they grow and produce for you.

The farmers, together with the Twin Cities Co-ops, would like to invite you to a day out on their farms. Join us on Saturday, July 19 as you explore the local foodshed, visit with your farmers, and learn how they grow or make your food. The Eat Local Farm Tour, now in its fourth year, continues to grow and educate communities on what good and real food is, while providing a place for you to really get in touch with what you are consuming.

You will find the the scenery on the farms in the countryside to be picturesque; rolling hills, lush green land, happy cows! Your urban farm tour could include some fun folks on bikes in bee costumes that will lead you to the sweet honey and bees that produce it for you! You get to decide how you best want to connect to your food. Consider packing a picnic lunch for your family and taking in the beauty of the countryside. The co-ops also welcome you to stop by for lunch or dinner. You don’t need to be a member to shop at the co-ops and you will find many of the foods that you saw in the fields, on our shelves. It’s that fresh!

Participating farms: Kohnert Organic Farms, East Henderson Farm, Cedar Summit, L and R Poultry & Produce, Simple Harvest Farm Organics, Shepherd’s Way Farm, Ferndale Farm, Humble Pie Farm, Bossy Acres, Singing Hills Goat Dairy, Gardens of Eagan, Women’s Environmental Institute, 10th Street Farm & Market, Big River Farm, Whistling Well Farm, Star Prairie Trout Farm, Growing Lots Urban Farm, Beez Kneez, and Stone’s Throw Urban Farm.

Stay connected to the tour and follow what is happening!

The Twin Cities Food Co-ops thank you for your patronage to our stores, and we hope you will get out on the farms and learn where your food comes from.

 

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