Market Musings Blog

Hoppin’ John for Good Luck in the New Year

New Year’s Day in South America is celebrated by many families with Hoppin’ John, a stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the New Year. Many recipes can be found for Hoppin’ John as there are many cooks who make it; use this one as a foundation for creating your own version.

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Fair Trade First Hand: Real Impact

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Kerala, India with Alter Eco Foods to visit their coconut farmers. This is post three of four; click the links to read parts one, two and three. A version of the second half of this post also appeared in our February-March newsletter. Read more …

Fair Trade First Hand: From Tree to Oil

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Kerala, India with Alter Eco Foods to visit their coconut farmers. This is post three of four; click the links to read parts one and two.

Coconut oil is what sets Alter Eco’s truffles apart from anything else you’ll find in the American market. Our focus on this trip was to visit coconut farmers and to learn the process of turning this recognizable ‘nut’ into food-grade oil. Read more …

Heart-winning Valentine’s Day Treats

It’s hard to refuse something that someone has poured their love into. These heart-winning Valentine’s Day treats are sure to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones.  Read more …

Meals Made with a lot of Heart

Take it from us, meals made with a lot of heart are the surest way to show how much you care. Your valentine is bound to feel the love when you serve one of these delicious meals. Read more …

Touchdown treats

Once the nacho plate is gone and the chili bowls are empty, these sweet treats will taste like a touchdown after a long drive down the field. Read more …

Super Bowl Game Plan

From drinks to snacks to entree ideas, we’ve got a Super Bowl Game Plan ready for you.  Read more …

Hot Sauce Scrimmage

We have some serious hot sauce fans at the co-op and we were curious if there was a consensus on a clear favorite. Thus, the hot sauce scrimmage was born! Read more …

Fair Trade First Hand: Destination Kerala

Last year, Mississippi Market took part in a contest to sell fair trade Alter Eco’s chocolate truffle variety packs; maybe you, dear reader, were even one of the awesome customers who purchased a box. Read more …

Almost flourless chocolate cake

Chocolate and butter combine to create the definition of decadence in this almost flourless chocolate cake. Read more …