Notes from the Field – MOSES organic farming conference

The Unofficial Start of Summer

Fire up those coals! Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and your co-op has everything you need (at great prices) to have a grill fest in your back yard.
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Plant Sale: 2016 Pepper Line-Up

From heirlooms to hybrids, from sweet to spicy, our West 7th Street store Plant Sale has an incredible selection of peppers this year. Read more …

East 7th Store & car2go

We’re excited to provide a new transportation partner at our East 7th Street store- car2go! You’ll find the car2go spot in the back of our parking lot at 740 East 7th Street. This one-way carshare program charges by the minute with gas, insurance, and parking fees included. Getting to Mississippi Market has never been easier! 

For a limited time, get FREE registration and 15 minutes of drive time. No monthly or annual membership fees make this a win for sustainability in the Twin Cities.

 

Plant Sale: 2016 Tomato Line-up

The West 7th Street store Plant Sale is bringing in an early selection of tomatoes and basil this year.  Plus, look for the full line of perennials, annuals, tomatoes, peppers, tender veggies, and herbs will arrive by May 11. Read more …

Recipient of Sustainable Saint Paul Award

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op is pleased to receive the 2016 Sustainable Saint Paul “Local, Healthy Food – Business Award” by the City of Saint Paul. Read more …

Eastbound I-94 Ramp Closure

Beginning Monday, April 18th, Eastbound I-94 ramp to E 7th St. will close through June. To reach our East 7th store from Eastbound I-94, take the Mounds Blvd. exit (left exit) and turn left. Then turn right on East 7th Street.

There will be intermittent closures on the ramp to Mounds Blvd. later this spring. We will keep you posted on any additional repairs as information is available.

If both the E 7th St. exit and Mounds Blvd. are closed, we’ve included an alternate route below.

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Chicken at Mississippi Market

The chicken we sell at Mississippi Market comes from three different growers that have impecable records in raising their animals humanely: Kadejan Farms in Kerkhoven, MN, Schultz Organic Farm in Owatonna, MN, and Gerber Amish Farm in Kidron, OH. Read more …

Fair Trade First Hand: Real Impact

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Kerala, India with Alter Eco Foods to visit their coconut farmers. This is post three of four; click the links to read parts one, two and three. A version of the second half of this post also appeared in our February-March newsletter. Read more …

Fair Trade First Hand: From Tree to Oil

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Kerala, India with Alter Eco Foods to visit their coconut farmers. This is post three of four; click the links to read parts one and two.

Coconut oil is what sets Alter Eco’s truffles apart from anything else you’ll find in the American market. Our focus on this trip was to visit coconut farmers and to learn the process of turning this recognizable ‘nut’ into food-grade oil. Read more …

Heart-winning Valentine’s Day Treats

It’s hard to refuse something that someone has poured their love into. These heart-winning Valentine’s Day treats are sure to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones.  Read more …