Market Musings Blog

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 …

Reflections on the 2015 Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference

Imagine a sea of farmers. Yes, a sea made up of Minnesota farmers. Waves of them. The patchwork of people is brilliant and diverse, and the excitement is electric. Read more …

From member-owner to board member

Alekseywritten by Aleksey Kulichenko, co-op member-owner & board member

Mississippi Market exists for and because of our member-owners. You are what makes us different from a conventional, run-of-the-mill grocery store. Read more …

Why organics are worth it

The Pioneer Press posted an editorial on June 9 by James Greiff of the Bloomberg View entitled Organic food might not have the effects you expect. It’s yet another article about how organic food isn’t really “worth it.” Read more …

Contemplating bananas on World Fair Trade Day

On March 15th-17 Joe, produce manager at the West 7th store, and I attended Equal Exchange’s Banana Summit in Boston. Since then bananas have been on my mind; their sordid history; their dubious present; their uncertain future. We are living in a world of complexity and uncertainty when it comes to the wide world of bananas. Contemplating them in conjunction with World Fair Trade Day (May 10, 2014) only makes sense.  Read more …

Which CSAs drop at the co-op?

With spring in the air and this article about Community Supported Agriculture in the Star Tribune recently, we figured it was time to list the farms that drop shares at our West 7th store and near our Selby store. Read more …

Notes from the field – MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Matt Olson has worked at Mississippi Market for 7 years and has been in his current position as Selby’s produce manager since 2011. Each year he attends the MOSES conference to connect with growers, learn about what’s new in organic farming, and be inspired by the talks and workshops.  Read more …

Celebrating Mardi Gras

A good meal can offer a transcendent experience for those who truly enjoy food. If you’ve ever shared a really good meal with friends, or been transported to your childhood just by smelling your mom’s chicken noodle soup, you understand the power food has beyond the ability to nourish us physically. Read more …

My co-op valentine

I first met my co-op valentine about 13 years ago.  I still remember the first words he said to me: “Hey, do you want some free carob rice milk?”  I won’t say it was love at first sight, but I think we both knew that not everyone would be as excited about carob milk as we were. Read more …