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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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Local Cheese Madness: Final Round

Round 3 Match-Up

Redhead Creamery Little Lucy Brie and Sartoti Montamoré made it through the first two Local Cheese Madness rounds and now face off in our final head to head match-up.

Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, April 3rd and vote for your favorite from 11:00am-1:00pm. A winner will be chosen based on votes received and will become our Local Cheese Madness Champion! Who will reign supreme? Stay tuned to find out which local cheese will take home the glory and be on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4th.

            

Local Cheese Madness: Round 2

Round 2 Match-Ups

Round 1 of Local Cheese Madness has ended resulting in our final four local cheese champions. This Saturday, April 1 Deer Creek’s The Blue Jay and Redhead Creamery’s Little Lucy Brie will face off in our fifth match-up. Then, on Sunday, April 2 Marieke’s Gouda and Sartori’s Montamoré will face off in game six.

Sample these local cheeses in our deli each day and vote for your favorites from 11:00am-1:00pm. Two winners will be chosen based on votes received and will advance onto the Final Round on Monday, April 3. Who will reign supreme? Stay tuned to find out which local cheese will take home the glory and be on sale for one day only on Tuesday, April 4th.

Game 5: Deer Creek The Blue Jay VS Redhead Creamery Little Lucy Brie

              

Game 6: Marieke Gouda VS Sartori Montamoré

              

Local Cheese Madness: Shepherd’s Way Farms VS Deer Creek

Round 1 Match-Up

Get to know local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Our fourth match-up is a blue cheese face off between Shepherd’s Way Farms’ Big Woods Blue and Deer Creek’s The Blue Jay.

Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, March 31st and vote for your favorite from 11:00am-1:00pm. A winner will be chosen based on votes received and will advance onto Round 2. Who will reign supreme? Stay tuned to find out which of our eight competing local cheeses will take home the glory and be on sale for one day only on Tuesday, April 4th.

Shepherd’s Way Farms – Big Woods Blue

Shepherd’s Way Farms is located in Nerstrand, Minnesota where Jodi Read handcrafts small batch cheeses on the Read family farm. Shepherd’s Way is among the first local farmstead sheep’s milk cheese makers in Minnesota and has been crafting them since 1998. Their Big Woods Blue balances the sharpness of a typical blue cheese with the creamy flavor of sheep’s milk to create a complex flavor and finish. It has been named one of the best blue cheeses in the country.

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Deer Creek – The Blue Jay

All of Deer Creek’s artisan and specialty aged cheeses are handmade in Wisconsin. Founder Chris Gentine named all of them after characters in a beloved childhood storybook called “The Golden Storybook.” The Blue Jay cheese is a quintuple crème blue infused with juniper berries, making for a bold creamy cheese with a delicately piney bouquet finish.

Local Cheese Madness: Marieke VS Roth Kase

Round 1 Match-Up

Get to know local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Our third match-up is an aged hard cheese face off between Marieke’s Gouda and Roth Kase’s Grand Cru.

Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, March 30th and vote for your favorite from 11:00am-1:00pm. A winner will be chosen based on votes received and will advance onto Round 2. Who will reign supreme? Stay tuned to find out which of our eight competing local cheeses will take home the glory and be on sale for one day only on Tuesday, April 4th.

Marieke Gouda

Marieke was born and raised in the Netherlands where she grew up on her parents’ 60 cow dairy farm. When she and her husband emigrated to Thorp, Wisconsin they started a 350 cow dairy farm, bringing authentic Dutch Gouda cheese to the region. In 2015, Marieke was the first woman to win the Wisconsin outstanding young farmer award. Her Gouda cheese is packed into 18lb forms before going under the press, then brined for 60 hours, before being aged on Dutch pine planks for a minimum of 14 days.

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Roth Kase Grand Cru

Roth Kase’s roots go back to 1803 when Roth, a cheese maker from Switzerland, started exporting cheese equipment. The company has changed over the years but is still in the cheese making business. In 1991, Roth Kase refocused its efforts on producing award winning cheeses. The Grand Cru is an original, alpine style cheese aged in Roth’s cellars for a minimum of four months. Made in Monroe, Wisconsin the Grand Cru was named World Cheese Champion in 2016.

Local Cheese Madness: Sartori VS Milton Creamery

Round 1 Match-Up

Get to know local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Our second match-up is a creamy hard cheese face off between Sartori’s Montamoré and Milton Creamery’s Prairie Breeze Cheddar.

Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, March 29th and vote for your favorite from 11:00am-1:00pm. A winner will be chosen based on votes received and will advance onto Round 2. Who will reign supreme? Stay tuned to find out which of our eight competing local cheeses will take home the glory and be on sale for one day only on Tuesday, April 4th.

Sartori – Montamoré

Sartori is a fourth-generation family-owned and -operated company that has been around since 1939. Their Montamoré cheese is sweet, creamy, fruity and ends with a tangy bite. Its name comes from the Dolomite mountains that tower over Sartori Founder Paolo’s hometown of Valdastico, Italy.

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Milton Creamery – Prairie Breeze Cheddar

Milton Creamery is located in Southeast Iowa in the town of Milton. All of their milk is sourced from cows on small Amish dairy farms and herds are not given artificial growth hormones. Prairie Breeze is a twist on a well-aged white cheddar and is a four time blue ribbon winner. Aged for a minimum of nine months, it is sweeter than your typical cheddar, crumbly yet creamy with a little crunch from calcium crystals developed during the aging process.