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!
Most Twin Cities food co-op members associate the growth of co-ops with the period 1960–1975, when so many of our present co-ops began. A notable exception to the Sixties food co-ops was the Credjafawn Co-op Store, Read more …
My last contribution to Market Musings was all about tea, and ever since there’s been an ever so quiet whisper in my head to actually cook with matcha powder again. This powdered form of green tea has a very distinct flavor, and, if used correctly, can yield itself a magical secret ingredient in a number of dishes. Read more …
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 …
Hearty greens are perfect for winter meals – they pack a nutritious punch of vitamins and minerals. Dark leafy greens are known for being high in iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and carotenoids, as well as many anticancer factors. If you haven’t cooked greens before, don’t be shy! They are one of the quicker, easier vegetable to prepare. Here are some of our favorite ways to get our greens.
Chickpeas, sausage & kale
Ingredients (serves 2)
1 small onion, chopped
1 large can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 uncooked sausages, sliced into rounds or chopped
1 bunch kale, chard or spinach (rinsed and stems removed), chopped
Beer, wine, or water
Salt & pepper to taste Read more …
We get excited around here during the holidays. We love how the holidays bring people together and we love playing a part in people’s celebrations by providing fresh, delicious foods for their holiday spreads.