At our 2017 Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration on October 18th at the Midpointe Event Center, we’ll gather together to hear updates from our board of directors and General Manager Gail Graham, welcome newly elected board members, and hear from guest speaker Faye Brown from the Tanka Fund. This is also the last opportunity for member-owners to vote in our board of directors election. We’ll have fabulous prize giveaways, including a free bicycle. Enter the raffle at our Annual Meeting for your chance to win.
Register for the 2017 Annual Meeting! Tickets must be reserved by Monday, October 16th.
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In light of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Mississippi Market is temporarily allocating Positive Change donations to support disaster relief efforts being led by Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). CDF is a nonprofit organization that supports economic development through cooperative enterprise.
100% of donations raised over the weekend – from the morning of Friday, October 13th through the evening of Sunday, October 15th – will go directly to the CDF Cooperative Disaster Recovery Fund. All donations raised will support those affected in Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the Caribbean.
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Our annual board of directors election has begun. Member-owners, including co-op staff member-owners, are highly encouraged to exercise your democratic member right to vote. Voting for new board members makes a direct impact in our community and expresses the values you wish to see in the world. Not yet a member? Become one today!
There are currently 3 seats open – we bid grateful farewells to Board Chair Mia Taney, Vice Chair Sara Kujawski, and Governance Committee Member Megan McGuire. This year, as you vote for new board members, we also invite you to vote for how $9,183.67 in abandoned equity will be used among three community partners, including Food Co-op Initiative, Frogtown Farm, and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. Funds will be dispersed based on the proportion of votes received. Every vote counts! Election results will be posted on Thursday, October 19th, the day after our Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration.
Prepare for fall gatherings with these expertly curated local craft beer and artisanal cheese pairings courtesy of our amazing staff! The following local cheeses can be found at our co-op, while the beers may be picked up at your local liquor store or obtained directly from the source. In true cooperative spirit, be sure to take advantage of Fair State’s Co-op Member Mondays – receive your first pint for half price in their taproom when you show your Mississippi Market membership card.
Special thanks to Selby Store Deli Manager Leif Moser and West 7th Store Cheese Buyer Martin Devaney for their input and suggested pairings.
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Our annual Member-Owner Drive runs this year from September 20th – October 11th. If you’ve been thinking about joining the co-op, there’s no better time than now!
To become a member-owner of Mississippi Market means choosing to follow a strong tradition – maintaining access to high quality food and other natural products, joining with neighbors to build a stronger community, and supporting a sustainable regional economy.
When you sign up to become a co-op member-owner during this time, you’ll receive:
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Please join us on Tuesday, October 3rd for our Member-Owner Appreciation Day Bulk Sale – member-owners receive 10% off all bulk items*, including bulk spices, tea, coffee, cleaners, soaps and lotions, at all three of our store locations.
We’d like to thank you for being a part of our cooperative community. Mississippi Market continues to thrive thanks to the support of our dedicated member-owners. Because of you, we’ve been able to offer local and organic foods to our St. Paul neighbors for nearly 40 years! Thank you for your continued commitment to values-based community building and sustaining a robust regional food economy. We wouldn’t be here without you!
Not yet a co-op member? There’s no better time to join than now, during our annual Member-Owner Drive!
*Discount does not apply to non-discountable items (such as eggs, cut flowers, bulk produce items, cut your own soaps, and special orders)
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September 27-30 | All day, each day | All three stores
40% off all Garden of Life products*
Save 40% on all Garden of Life products during Mississippi Market’s Garden Party from September 27-30. Meet with Garden of Life (GoL), sample their range of health and wellness products, and learn which ones are best for you and your family. GoL staff will be on hand daily to answer any questions you may have about their certified organic, Non-GMO lines of protein powders, vitamins, and probiotics. Plus, there will be free fresh popcorn and smoothie samples made using their organic products.
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September 15–October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period that honors generations of U.S. Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched our country. During this month-long annual tribute, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions, histories, and contributions of those who can trace their ethnic roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The chosen dates reflect September independence anniversaries of multiple Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile and Belize.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are pleased to share a number of traditional Salvadoran recipes with you from our beloved staff member America Jimenez. Originally from El Salvador, America has a passion for cooking and sharing her delicious food with others. Check out her delicious recipes for a homemade meal you’re sure to enjoy.
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Mississippi Market proudly supports Lundberg Family Farms, a third generation operation that grows organic rice and produces a range of sustainable products, including a variety of bagged and boxed rices, risotto, rice cakes, rice chips, rice crackers, and brown rice syrup for baking. Not only are their products delicious and nutritious, they’re made in a way that pays particular attention to their impact on both people and planet. Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Their commitment to respecting natural resources is an admirable one and one of the many reasons why we carry their products at the co-op. Save on their wholesome products now through September 19th when shopping at Mississippi Market – a number of Lundberg products are currently on sale.
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To our valued West Side, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights co-op customers: beginning Tuesday, September 5th, the Smith Avenue High Bridge will be closed in both directions, limiting access to pedestrians and vehicles crossing the river. This temporary closure will last through December of 2018 as the Minnesota Department of Transportation works to resurface the road over the entire bridge length. Over this 16 month time period, construction crews will also be conducting road work along Smith Avenue from West 7th Street south to Interstate 494 with temporary lane closures. Local access will be maintained on the Wabasha and Robert Street bridges. Interstate 35E, highway 52, highway 5, and highway 110 will also remain open.
The primary recommended detour route is Annapolis Street east to Robert Street to Kellogg Boulevard to West 7th Street. The alternative recommended route is Annapolis Street west to highway 13 to highway 55 to highway 5 to West 7th Street. Please plan your co-op shopping trips accordingly. We thank you for your patience and continued patronage!