Local Foods for Your Grill

Eat Local Challenge: Thousand Hills Cattle Co.

August is Local Month at the Co-op! Take the Eat Local Challenge by visiting the co-op, deciding how many locally grown and raised foods you aim to eat and enter to win prizes each week of the month! This week we’re pleased to highlight local beef producers Thousand Hills Cattle Company.

HamburgerThousand Hills Cattle Company, located in Cannon Falls, MN, focuses on one mission – nourishing soil, plants, cattle, and people by holistically grazing cattle. Their 100% grass-fed cattle management practices are good for animals, people, and the planet, and promote long-term health, wellness, and environmental sustainability. Founder Todd Churchill makes sure all of the cattle are locally raised on family farms in the Upper Midwest. Thousand Hills has strict standards for their heritage breed, free-range, 100% grass-fed beef. They pride themselves on raising the highest quality cattle, which are never given antibiotics, artificial hormones, GMOs, grain, or grain byproducts. Grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3 fats and has less fat marbling than corn-fed beef. Todd recommends you take the time to cook this beef “low and slow” for optimum tenderness.

Mississippi Market supports localorganicantibiotic-free and hormone-free meat producers, knowing exactly where our meats come from and how the animals were raised. In fact, about 90% of the meat we purchase comes from local producers or locally-owned businesses! We proudly carry Thousand Hills Cattle Co. beef products at the co-op.

Eat Local Challenge: Pastures A Plenty

pastures_logoLAugust is Local Month at the Co-op! Take the Eat Local Challenge by visiting the co-op, deciding how many locally grown and raised foods you aim to eat in August and enter to win prizes each week of the month! This week we’re pleased to highlight local pork producers Pastures A Plenty.

Pastures A Plenty in Kerkhoven, Minnesota is a Pastures-A-Plentygrazing-based farm that uses a holistic management model for all of their farm decisions. They are committed to environmental, community and long term farm sustainability. The VanDerPols raise Berkshire, Duroc and Chester White breeds of hogs for their products because these hogs love to be outside! The hogs are fed primarily on pasture and never receive hormones or antibiotics to promote growth.

Mississippi Market supports localorganicantibiotic-free and hormone-free meat producers, knowing exactly where our meats come from and how the animals were raised. In fact, about 90% of the meat we purchase comes from local producers or locally-owned businesses! We proudly carry Pastures A Plenty pork products at all three of our co-op locations.

Hmong American Farmers Association

Breaking Barriers and Building Wealth for Hmong FarmersHAFA logo

Hmong farmers have been transforming the local food economy in the Twin Cities since the first wave of refugees arrived from Laos and Thailand thirty years ago. From their active presence at area farmers markets to introducing new foods like lemongrass and bok choy to Minnesotans’ palates, it’s clear that they have made a big impact on local foods in our state.

Yet, for as much of an impact as Hmong farmers have made on our local growing economy, they historically have not been compensated to the same level as mainstream farmers. Enter the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA). HAFA is a member-based organization located in St. Paul, started and led by Hmong farmers, working to lift up immigrant farmers and build wealth in the Hmong community. HAFA found that on average Hmong farmers made $3,000 less/acre than mainstream Minnesotan farmers.

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August is Local Month at the Co-op!

Try local foods for a week, all month long or anywhere in between! Throughout the month of August visit the co-op to write Thank You notes to a local farmer, take the Eat Local Challenge, attend a Find Local Tour or Scavenger Hunt and enter for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Read more …

Discontinuing Mississippi Market At Your Door

Mississippi Market will be discontinuing the delivery service, Mississippi Market at Your Door, as of August 31, 2016. Read more …

Recall of Hubert’s Lemonade

Notified 7/5/2016
Hubert’s Lemonade has issued a recall on certain lots of their 16oz Lemonades.

Due to a production issue, there is the potential for small pieces of glass from bottles damaged during the production process to be present in some product. No affected product was found at our East 7th or West 7th locations. Affected product was removed from our shelves at the Selby location. Member-owners who purchased the affected UPCs will be notified by the co-op. Products affected by the recall include the following flavors and date code:

Hubert’s Lemonade D1626UB
Hubert’s Lemonade Strawberry D1626UB
Hubert’s Lemonade Strawberry D1627UB
Hubert’s Lemonade Watermelon D1627UB
Hubert’s Lemonade Watermelon D1628UB
Hubert’s Lemonade Blackberry D1628UB

 

St. Paul Road Closures

Here are some suggestions on how to reach our stores amid all the road construction taking place throughout the city.

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Tips & Tricks for Grilled Corn on the Cob

If you don’t have a backyard grill, don’t despair—stovetop grilling yields the wonderfully smoky flavor of an outside grill too. Read more …

Clif Bar Recall

Recall of three flavors of Clif Bar
Notified 6/3/2016 Read more …

Local Grower: Sin Fronteras Farm

Eduardo Rivera from Sin Fronteras Farm & Food is one of the many local farmers we support because we know the work he does has a positive impact on the community. He’s passionate about building better access to fresh produce. True to the farm’s name (Sin Fronteras means “without borders”), Eduardo seamlessly bridges the cultures of Mexico and the United States. Read more …