March 28 – April 3 | 11:00am-1:00pm daily | All three stores
Get to know eight local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Join us daily from Tuesday, March 28th through Monday, April 3rd to sample an amazing array of delicious soft, hard, and aged cheeses.
Two local cheeses will face off daily from 11:00am-1:00pm in our deli. Taste these cheese pairings in-store and vote for your favorites by placing one dry bulk bean in each cheese’s designated tally jar. Each day, a winner will be chosen based on votes received and will advance onto the next round. The three round, single elimination bracket will conclude with one local cheese superstar. Who will reign supreme and take home the local cheese glory?
The winning cheese will be placed on sale Tuesday, April 4th and will remain on sale while supplies last.
Keep up with the madness on our Market Musings blog or follow along on our social media pages @msmarketcoop with hashtag #localcheesemadness where we’ll be sharing daily match-ups featuring competing cheeses.
Local Cheese Madness – Round 1 Face Offs
- Alemar Cheese – Bent River Camembert VERSUS Redhead Creamery – Little Lucy Brie
- Sartori – Montamore VERSUS Milton Creamery – Prairie Breeze Cheddar
- Marieke – Gouda VERSUS Roth Kase – Grand Cru
- Deer Creek – The Blue Jay VERSUS Shepherd’s Way Farms – Big Woods Blue
Join us from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, January 25 at our East 7th store for a free film screening. We’ll be showing a recently released PBS Visionaries documentary titled In the Spirit of Cooperation that explores the power of cooperatives across the U.S. and around the world.
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Saturday, February 11 | 11:00am-2:00pm | All store locations
Artisan Chocolates | Local & Fair-trade Gifts | Live Music | Kids’ Crafts | Raffle Prizes | And More!
Join us at our annual Chocolate Tasting & Gift Fair – a fun, family-friendly affair focused on local and artisan chocolates and gifts to celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. Come taste some of our favorite delectable chocolates, shop for Valentine’s Day gifts and foods, enjoy beautiful live music, craft valentines, and win prizes at all three Mississippi Market locations! Plus, spend $50 or more in-store during the Chocolate Fair and receive a free chocolate-themed gift bag, while supplies last. Chocolate Fair vendors sampling their wares include K’ul Chocolate, BT McElrath Chocolatier, Bare Honey, and more.
The New Year calls for celebration, reflection, and the making of positive resolutions. Join us this January for our annual Wellness Wednesday New Year 2-Day Bonus Sale and attend upcoming co-op classes to learn how to improve care of your personal health and well-being.
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Holiday Sampler: A Tasting & Gift Fair
Saturday, December 3 | 11:00am-2:00pm | East 7th store
Join us for our festive Holiday Sampler – a chance to taste some indulgent flavors, including delicious locally-produced cheeses, meats, and chocolates; an opportunity to peruse Mississippi Market’s local and fair trade gift selection; and a fun way to enjoy some family-friendly holiday activities. Vendors will include B.T. McElrath Chocolatier, Bare Honey, Veriditas Botanicals, Thousand Hills Cattle Co., Deer Creek Cheese, and more.
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