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Save the Date: Co-op Farm Tour

Saturday, July 15 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Over 25 urban and rural Twin City farm locations

Experience food in a different way – directly from the source! Every summer, we partner with a dozen other Twin Cities-area food co-ops to put on the Eat Local Farm Tour. This year, we’re introducing a new name—the Co-op Farm Tour. The new name highlights our collective food co-op community and our businesses’ direct support of local farmers. This free showcase event is a great opportunity to meet the people and see the places behind some of your favorite local foods. Venture out with family and friends to meet local farmers, tour their farms, and learn more about their sustainable operations. This year, over 25 urban and rural farms will open their doors to visitors for free self-guided tours, kids’ activities, learning, and discovery.

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Introducing: Local Food Fest

Local Food | Live Music | Exclusive Sales | Raffle Prizes | And More!

All store locations

Join us on Saturday, June 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. as we celebrate all things local! At this fun, family-friendly event, you will meet local growers and producers, sample their delicious fresh foods, shop exclusive sales on local products, and enjoy live jazz, blues, and acoustic music. Come taste some of our favorite local meats, cheeses, fresh produce, ice cream, and more. Local vendors will include favorites such as Ferndale Market, Salad Girl, Gerhard’s Brats, and many others. Additionally, youth interns from Urban Roots, our June Positive Change recipient, will be leading cooking, gardening, and environmental conservation activities at each store.

Featuring Live Music & Activities with Urban Roots Youth

East 7th store

  • Acoustic ukulele music with Alicia Renée.
  • Test your sense of smell with Urban Roots’ Market Garden fresh herb identification game.

Selby store

  • Jazz music with saxophonist Jack Breen.
  • Meet Urban Roots’ Cook Fresh Crew and sample youth-made treats featuring seasonal produce. Recipe included!

West 7th store

  • Old-timey blues music with Old-Time and Clawhammer Mike.
  • Speak with Urban Roots’ Conservation Crew about native Minnesota plants. Learn all about the activity taking place below ground and guess how deep native roots can reach!

Something’s a-buzz at Mississippi Market!

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with The Beez Kneez, a local pollinator advocacy organization and honey producer that is committed to “reviving the hive for healthy bees, healthy lives” by establishing and maintaining honey bee hives throughout the Twin Cities. They partner with various Twin City restaurants, museums, food co-ops, schools and urban farms who serve as urban apiary host sites. Recently, Mississippi Market was put in touch with The Beez Kneez and asked if we’d be willing to partner. We jumped at the opportunity!

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A Tour through America’s Dairy Land

by Matt Olson, Fresh Purchasing Manager

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour cheese country in Southern Wisconsin with a group of people from other local food co-ops. During the trip we visited a dairy farm, toured half a dozen different creameries, tasted a wide selection of delicious cheeses, and learned about the cheese making process from a variety of Master Cheese Makers. I came away with a more robust understanding of what makes our neighboring state one of the premier cheese making regions in the world.

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2017 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign Totals

Throughout the month of March, 15 food co-ops from around Minnesota joined together to raise funds for the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Each year, Mississippi Market participates in the campaign, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The March Campaign is the largest food and fund drive in the state and has been operating annually since 1983.

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Spring Plant Sale & Gardening Demos

Visit our West 7th store throughout May for our annual spring Plant Sale and new gardening demos. Our sale is known for its great selection of Minnesota native plants, heirloom and hybrid vegetables, and herbs. This year we’ll also have a wide selection of flowering plants that support pollinators, vegetables that work well in container gardens, and an array of planted patio pots and hanging baskets. The plants will once again come from local growers including Glacial Ridge in Glenwood, Minnesota and Green Earth Growers near Prior Lake. Over the years, both have demonstrated strong commitments to using sustainable growing and cultivation practices. Everything available at the Plant Sale is grown to organic standards. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced gardener, you’re sure to find something great!

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evanhealy 30% off Pop-up Sale

Sunday, April 30 | All day | Selby store

Co-op shoppers receive 30% off all evanhealy products

Join us on Sunday, April 30th at our Selby-Dale store to save 30% on all evanhealy skincare products in our wellness department all day long. Plus, visit anytime between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a chance to meet with evanhealy skincare experts to discuss how their trio of oil, water, and clay can nourish and heal your skin.

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Introducing: Clear River Farms

Fair Food at a Fair Price

New to Mississippi Market, we’ll soon be carrying a wide selection of Black Angus beef cuts from Clear River Farms. Beginning Friday, April 14th, you can purchase their ground beef, NY strip steaks, stew meat, ribeye steaks, and more at all three of our co-op locations. Their naturally-raised cattle are sourced from the Midwest, are never given antibiotics or growth hormones, and are fed an all vegetarian diet consisting of grasses and grains. Try this high quality beef as an affordable, healthy option for you and your family.

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Producer Meet & Greets

Join us this spring for three meet and greets with fair-trade, local, and sustainable producers. Each event will highlight some of our favorite foods, farmers, and producers through storytelling and delicious samples. Event themes include global fair trade, organic farming, and local fermented foods. These three free events will be held at our East 7th Street location. A $5.00 registration fee is required to attend each event, which will be reimbursed as a $5.00 co-op voucher at the event. Space is limited; register early to ensure your seat.

 

Thursday, April 27 · 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Free ($5 registration fee required)

Join us for an evening learning about and celebrating fair trade with a few of Mississippi Market’s favorite fair trade vendors, Equal Exchange, Alter Eco, and Peace Coffee. Hear their visions and stories, get to know their products, and learn about global fair trade practices. Fair trade samples will be provided.

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Thursday, May 4 · 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Free ($5 registration fee required)

Join local farmers from Wheatfield Hill Organics for a fun, enriching evening celebrating our local food community. Meet the farmers behind your favorite Wheatfield products, hear their stories, and join them in celebrating 20 years of farming organically. Wheatfield product samples will be provided.

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Thursday, May 25 · 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Free ($5 registration fee required)

Learn all about fermented foods with local makers Angelica’s Garden and Fierce Ferments! Learn how they got started, what makes them unique, and sample delicious varieties right here at your co-op.

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Member-Owner Appreciation Meat & Seafood Sale

Tuesday, April 18 | All day | All three store locations

Member-Owners receive 10% off on select meat and seafood items; some exclusions may apply.*

Mississippi Market member-owners are an integral part of our co-op community. Because of you, we’ve been able to offer local and organic foods to our St. Paul neighbors for nearly 40 years! In appreciation of our thanks, please join us on Tuesday, April 18 to save 10% on select meat and seafood items from our fresh and frozen cases.

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