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West 7th Plant Sale

West 7th Plant Sale

Sale Dates: Friday, May 2nd through Monday, June 2nd
Sale Hours: 8 am to 8pm daily

Teresa Portrait VintageGlowWEB 2012 enewsOur annual plant sale at the West 7th Street store offers an impressive selection of Minnesota native plants, hardy perennials, specialty annuals, and heirloom veggies.  We now feature four local growers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to earth friendly and sustainable cultivation practices.  Glacial Ridge Growers has a motto of “Restoring the Prairie One Backyard at a time.”  Green Earth Growers specializes in growing plants that are well suited and adapted to our northern climate and day length.  Gardens of Eagan, known for their amazing local, organic produce, provides organic plant starts. And, new to our sale this year, is our longtime friend, Sam Kedem Nursery, a local organic grower who specializes in roses.

All the plants at our sale are bee safe – no neonicotinoids have been used by our growers.

The sale will open Friday, May 2nd with Minnesota natives, cool hardy potting annuals, cold crop veggies, cool hardy herbs, & hanging baskets.  Perennials, tomatoes, peppers, tender veggies, herbs, & annuals will arrive the second week of the sale.

Our sale also boasts over 65 varieties of tomatoes.  You’ll find cool weather/short season heirloom tomatoes such as Moskovich, Nygous, Opalka, MegaByte, Window Box Roma, and Indigo Rose.  For salsa lovers, new pepper varieties include Mucho Nacho, Jalepeno El Jefe, and Garden Salsa.

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New to the sale this year – herb baskets, herb bowls, roses, raspberries, and peanuts!  We will have tomatoes in hanging baskets and patio pots.  Back are ornamental annual patio pots and along with new, fun annuals for potting and accent gardening.

The Selby and the West 7th stores will both have potting soil on hand, as well as organic soil amendments, and worm castings.   Don’t forget to look inside for gardening essentials such as High Mowing & Seed Savers Exchange seeds, gardening books, pots, tools, gloves, and composting buckets.

Whether you are a sage gardener or digging up ground for the first time, our Plant Sale has something for you.  See you there!

Look for Cedar Summit's new look in our dairy case!

Update: Cedar Summit Farm’s fight against power lines

The power-line builders of the CAPX2020 line set to cross Cedar Summit Farm‘s land are challenging the “Buy the Farm” law that the Minnesota legislature passed in May 2013.

Last year, we asked member-owners and shoppers to show their support for Cedar Summit’s stance on strengthening Minnesota’s “Buy the Farm” bill by contacting their legislators. In the end, the bill passed stating that Cedar Summit and other Minnesota farmers would be rightly compensated should they need to move off of their land due to high-voltage power lines, etc.

Now, Cedar Summit farmers, Dave & Florence Minar, find themselves in court. The power-line company is challenging the law and saying that they, “don’t need to buy the Minars’ farm because it doesn’t qualify for the “Buy the Farm” law.” The story was front page news in the Star Tribune on April 21, 2014.

This week, Mississippi Market’s consumer affairs manager will testify in court on behalf of the co-op and our member-owners about the important role Cedar Summit Farm plays in our lives as a local source for high quality dairy products and as a destination for people to learn about grass-fed cows.

Visit Cedar Summit’s website to read their statement on the passage of the Buy the Farm bill.

Cedar Summit's cows get plenty of exercise and extra muscle tone walking to and from the pasture. And they eat grass — the stuff cows were meant to eat.

Cedar Summit’s cows get plenty of exercise and extra muscle tone walking to and from the pasture. And they eat grass — the stuff cows were meant to eat.

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E-receipts are here!

We’re excited to now offer our member-owners an e-receipt option. Interested? All you need to do is let your cashier know that you’d like to have your receipts emailed as the default and make sure that we have your email address on file (your cashier can help you with this, too). This means less paper AND less energy is used for each transaction!

Need your receipt for a return?  Just show us your receipt on a smart phone or print the receipt from your email.

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MN FoodShare – we beat our goal!

In 2014 we raised 24,057.22 dollars/pounds for our neighborhood food shelves! Thank you to all who donated & gave during the month of March. and helped us beat our goal of 24,000 dollars/pounds of food.

Each March, Mississippi Market takes part in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.

For each reusable bag that shoppers use at our stores they can choose to donate 5 cents toward the MN FoodShare through our EcoStamp program. Anyone can also round-up their purchases or donate a dollar amount at the registers.

And, check this out… Minnesota food co-ops together collected 100,271 dollars/pounds for our food shelves statewide!

Isn’t it amazing what cooperation can do?

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April EcoStamp: Right to Know MN

Choose to donate 5¢ when you bring in your own bag, round up, or donate at our registers when you pay for your groceries to aid neighborhood food shelves. Read more …

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Behind the scenes of building a new store

Since announcing the co-op’s plans to build a third store on East 7th Street in December 2013, Mississippi Market staff and member-owners have been busy preparing the co-op to take important next steps.  Read more …

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Thanks a million, member-owners!

In a short six week campaign, Mississippi Market member-owners lent over $1.5 million to the co-op for building a store on EAST 7th Street.  Read more …

Fish Fry Friday

Fish Fry Fridays

Every Friday in our deli through April 18th
11am-7pm Read more …

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March Eco-Stamp: MN FoodShare

Choose to donate 5¢ when you bring in your own bag, round up, or donate at our registers when you pay for your groceries to aid neighborhood food shelves. Read more …

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Senior Savings Thursday

Beginning in March, member-owners over the age 62 get 5% off their groceries, every Thursday! The first Senior Savings Thursday is:

March 6

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