Market Musings Blog

Apply Now for Positive Change!


Our Positive Change Program is a nod to our mission statement: to create positive change in the community by influencing the production, distribution, and enjoyment of food. Each month, we feature one local nonprofit organization at all three of our stores and raise funds through register round ups and reusable bag credits for donation to their cause. It’s our way of saying thanks and giving back directly to our community.

St. Paul-based nonprofits are encouraged to apply! We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Recipients are chosen quarterly throughout the year. On average, our customers raise over $8,000 per month for Positive Change recipients.

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Celebrate Wellness in the New Year

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 Gift Ideas: Gifts Under $20

We have a wonderful selection of wellness and home goods available at the co-op for everyone on your holiday wish list. Staying within a budget during the holiday season can be tricky and stressful. Our Under $20 guide offers a number of ideas and price ranges for staying within budget while ensuring delivery of thoughtful, quality crafted gifts.

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Join Us for More Holiday Cheer!


Holiday Demo Days

As a follow up to our successful East 7th store Holiday Sampler on December 3rd, we’re hosting two Holiday Demo Days at our other locations. A number of vendors will be attending each and sampling their goods. These are great opportunities to taste some indulgent holiday flavors, including delicious locally-produced cheeses, meats, honey, and more.

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking to freshen up your Thanksgiving table? Try a few of our favorite holiday recipes – many of them using local ingredients.

Homemade Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Baked Brie with Honey
A simple & decadent treat!

Kale & Apple Maple Salad
A sweet, crunchy salad. Healthy made delicious with local Salad Girl Salad Dressing.

Sweet Potato Casserole
Mashed sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan streusel.

Red Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash and Brussels Sprouts
Protein-rich, multi-textured salad.

Honey Glazed Carrots
This is a great recipe to use with local Featherstone carrots!


Local Turkey Providers

The turkeys we sell at Mississippi Market come from different growers that have impeccable records in raising their animals humanely. This year our turkeys come from three local producers: Kadejan Farms in Kerkhoven, MN, Schultz Organic Farm in Owatonna, MN, and Ferndale Farm in Cannon Falls, MN.

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Back to Nature Recall

Back to Nature has recalled their 9.5oz Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they contain chocolate purchased from a third party supplier which was found to contain undeclared milk that is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

The following UPC code has been recalled:

8-19898-01100-1, best by date 5/8/17-5/12/17

Best by date codes can be found on the top of the Chocolate Chunk 9.5oz carton.

Affected product has been pulled from the shelves at our East 7th store. No affected product has been found or was sold at our West 7th and Selby stores. Any recalled product purchased at Mississippi Market should be returned to us for a full refund.

A Visit to Herb Pharm

Herb Pharm manufactures liquid herbal extracts, compounds and tonics. This August, I was lucky enough to travel to the farm and production facilities of Herb Pharm. Nestled in the Rogue Valley in Williams, Oregon you’ll find Herb Pharm’s certified organic farm. The farm was purchased by Ed Smith and Sarah Katz who founded Herb Pharm in 1979. It’s a non-traditional piece of farmland with forested areas left intact. It is home to 80+ varieties of medicinal herbs, all grown for use in their products. It is also home to a beautiful demonstration garden which boasts around 500 plant species. What they can’t grow themselves on the farm is either sustainably wild-crafted or sourced from other organic farms throughout the world.


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Celebrate Member-Owner Appreciation Day on October 11th

Mississippi Market appreciates the support of our member-owners. Because of you, we have been able to offer local and organic foods to our St. Paul neighbors for over 35 years. We’d like to thank you for being a part of our cooperative community – please join us on Tuesday, October 11th for Member-Owner Appreciation Day, a one-day sale where member-owners will enjoy 10% off their entire purchase*.

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National Co-op Month: Building & Growing Community

October is National Co-op Month, a time for cooperative businesses to educate others about their shared principles while celebrating the ways in which they build and grow community. Did you know that Minnesota has the highest per capita number of grocery cooperatives in the U.S.? Minnesota was also the first state to declare an official Co-op Month proclamation in 1948. Since 1964, National Co-op Month has been celebrated annually during the month of October. This year, we are proud to join with nearly 150 food co-ops throughout the country to celebrate the fact that many cooperative companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and farmers are growing strong, resilient communities. Co-ops offer a way to transform how business is conducted by providing an opportunity to get the products and services you need while simultaneously strengthening our community. Together, with your assistance, we are able to make a world of change!

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