Skip to Content

Co-op Buzz

Support Mother-Run Businesses This Mother’s Day

Image for Support Mother-Run Businesses This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, learn the stories behind some of the mother-run brands we carry at the co-op! Find these products the next time you’re in-store to gift to the moms in your life or use as ingredients for a memorable Mother’s Day meal.

Read more

Dill-ight in Homegrown Herbs

Image for Dill-ight in Homegrown Herbs

Growing your own herbs not only helps you feel connected to what you eat, but it’s also a great way to save money. Instead of buying herbs for every recipe, you can purchase a plant once and keep a continuous, fresh supply on hand — simply snip off what you…

Read more

May Positive Change: Ain Dah Yung Center

Image for May Positive Change: Ain Dah Yung Center

Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local community partners by donating your 10-cent reusable bag credits and rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but your generosity makes…

Read more

Pro Tips to Prep for the Bulk Sale

Image for Pro Tips to Prep for the Bulk Sale

Buying in bulk offers so many benefits — it’s good for your wallet and the environment! You can stock up and save big by buying in bulk, especially during our periodic member-owner sales. The next Member-Owner Appreciation Day Bulk Sale is this weekend: Enjoy 20% off your favorite bulk items…

Read more

Community Partner Profile: Lowertown Bike Shop

Image for Community Partner Profile: Lowertown Bike Shop

Learn more about treasured local nonprofit Lowertown Bike Shop in this Q&A with Operations Manager Crystal Sursely. How long has Lowertown Bike Shop (LBS) been in business? Eleven years this May! Why did you decide to open a nonprofit cycling business? LBS became a nonprofit because we…

Read more

Meet Wisconsin Growers Cooperative

Image for Meet Wisconsin Growers Cooperative

Wisconsin Growers Cooperative (WGC) was founded in 2006 to help 20 local Amish families maintain ownership of their farmland and collectively market their fresh produce. Now comprised of approximately 36 small family farms in western Wisconsin, the farming co-op’s members are dedicated to using approved organic farming methods and practices.

Read more

Regrow Your Food Scraps

Image for Regrow Your Food Scraps

Don’t compost your kitchen scraps just yet. One of the easiest (and most fun!) ways to reduce food waste is to use your food scraps to regrow vegetables and herbs. You’ll want to start with healthy, organic vegetables or herbs and glass jars. Not everything will sprout; you may need…

Read more

2022 Spring Plant Sale

Image for 2022 Spring Plant Sale

Known for a comprehensive assortment of Minnesota natives and an extensive vegetable and herb selection, our annual plant sale enthusiastically ushers in the return of Minnesota’s peak growing season. We are foregoing the Early Bloomer Sale this year in favor of a longer plant sale, running April 27 through May…

Read more

Patio & Small-Space Gardening

Image for Patio & Small-Space Gardening

Want a garden but don’t have much of a yard? Try your hand at container or small-space gardening! Many vegetables grow well in small spaces, providing you give them what they need: good soil, adequate watering, and sunshine. And there are many beautiful combinations of vegetables, herbs and flowers that…

Read more

Meet Our Spring Featured Artist: Juan T. Parker

Image for Meet Our Spring Featured Artist: Juan T. Parker

The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this quarter with a new local artist, Juan T. Parker. You can purchase Juan’s original pieces or prints at the register now through July 8, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artist. “My appreciation…

Read more