Local Foods for Your Grill

Food fit for your 4th of July festivities

With 4th of July on a Saturday this year, we envision lots of family gatherings taking place. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for fare between the parade and the fireworks.

1. Trempealeau Hotel Walnut burgers – The home of the Walnut Burger is the Historic Trempealeau Hotel, in Trempealeau, WI. In 1986 the hotel owners wanted a quality vegetarian item to place on the menu. They and their staff went to work and the Walnut Burger was born. It was so popular that customers asked for burgers to take home. Walnut burgers are now available in natural food co-ops, grocery stores, and restaurants throughout the Midwest.

2. Flat iron, top sirloin & Ribeye steaks – Use this recipe for a great grilled steak!

grilled top sirloin

3. Fresh fruit – Raspberries, seedless grapes, and sweet dark cherries are easy for small and big hands alike to grab a handful before heading out for more fun.


4. Mississippi Market’s fresh-made salads – Our deli salads make great side dishes for summer fare. You’re bound to find something to please your crowd in our large selection of tasty salads. Try our Emerald Sesame Kale or Curry Mango Chicken Salad – both of them are on sale in July.

5. Farmhouse Cultured Organic Kraut – We’re loving these cool flavors: classic caraway, smoked jalapeno, and garlic dill pickle.

Whole30 with dietary restrictions

As someone who has limitations on what types of animal protein I allow in my diet, I have gravitated toward eggs, fish, seafood & poultry during my Whole30 experience. Read more …

Summer in the city

Mississippi Market has a strong tradition of community involvement. We support St. Paul-based non-profits through our donations programs, we offer classes year-round, and we sponsor community events. We take our connection to St. Paul seriously because “concern for the community” is one of the seven cooperative principles and because we are owned by over 16,000 of our St. Paul neighbors.

One of our favorite ways to support our community is to sponsor and attend community events. Read more …

Sharing the experience of Whole30

There’s much buzz abounding for the free, nutrient-dense diet known as the Whole30. Maybe you’ve heard of it or had friends or family try it. Read more …

St. Paul’s Co-op Supports Hometown Team

As the St. Paul Saints say, fun is good! As a long-time supporter of the St. Paul Saints, Mississippi Market has signed a premier sponsorship as the exclusive grocery store sponsor of our hometown team. Read more …

2014 MEDA award

Congratulations to Hoyt Hsiao! The CEO of our general contractor, Shaw-Lundquist Associates, was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA). MEDA’s annual award ceremony honors the successes of its clients who have excelled in their talents, achievements, and their contribution to helping entrepreneurs of color succeed.

We’ve had the privilege of working with Shaw-Lundquist on all of our construction projects since 2008, when we partnered with them to build our West 7th store. Family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, Hsiao worked with his father, Fred Shaw, while growing up, before joining the company full time in 1987. Shaw Lundquist in one of the top 20 general contractors in the metro area, and the largest Asian-American general contractor in the nation.

We applaud Hoyt for his commitment to working with minority and women-owned businesses, and his personal contributions to the Twin Cities community. Learn more about his excellent work in the video below. Our East 7th store has a great cameo role!

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. Read more …

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 …