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The unofficial start of summer

Fire up those coals – we have something for everyone for your grill!
Our Market Made brats are made in small batches with the highest quality ingredients to give you a great tasting brat you’re can’t find anywhere else. Try a St. Paul Porter brat made with Summit Brewery Porter or our new “The Works” brat – it’s loaded with flavor from pork, bacon, habanero jack cheese and roasted garlic.


Brats not your thing? We also have great deal on Niman’s Ranch sirloin steaks and local Grass Run Farms grass-fed steaks. Tofurkey beer brats are a tasty meat-alternative for grilling season and are also on sale.

Want to try something new? Juusto & Guusto local cheeses are amazing grilled! Don’t let the unusual names fool you. They’re just like, warm, squeaky cheese curds, right off your grill!

Grab some mushrooms and peppers for some kababs and one of our deli’s fresh salads and you’ve got a meal! Our Mango black bean salad and Smoked mozzarella salads are on sale for the holiday weekend.

If you are looking forward to spending some extra time (but not too much time) during this long weekend in the kitchen, here are some of our favorite recipes for grilling & outdoor eating.

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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 …

Cooking with the Essentials

Have you heard about our Essentials program? It’s our way of making basic natural foods affordable and accessible.  Read more …

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 …

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 …

Serious citrus

Citrus shines in the winter months, and thank goodness for that! The brightness that they offer in color and in flavor helps shake us from our winter slumber. Read more …

The *Good* Good Cereal

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed

-Gandhi (quoted on the homepage of Nature’s Path Foods) Read more …

Hoppin’ John for good luck in the new year

New Year’s Day in the American South is celebrated by many families with Hoppin’ John, a stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the new year. As many recipes can be found for Hoppin’ John as there are cooks who make it, so use this one as a foundation for creating your own version. Read more …

Grass Run Farms – local farmers providing 100% grass-fed beef

The Grass Run Farms guarantee:
• 100% grass-fed – no grain, ever!
• Antibiotic- and hormone-free
• All-vegetarian feed (no animal by-products)
• Humane animal welfare (in raising and harvesting)
• Grazing and pasturing access whenever possible Read more …