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August Positive Change: Hmong American Farmers Association

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local nonprofits 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 a huge…

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A Naturally Sweet, Refreshing Treat

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Nothing’s better than cold, juicy melon on a hot summer day. Use your senses to pick out the best fruit: Look for a melon that is heavy for its size. Tap your watermelon — it will sound hollow when ripe! Note the color. Watermelons usually have a large, discolored spot…

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Melon Crostini 2 Ways

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This light, sweet crostini makes the perfect summer appetizer! Base Ingredients 1 baguette, thinly sliced Ricotta or chèvre Fresh mint or basil, for garnish (optional) Watermelon Crostini BASE INGREDIENTS, PLUS: 2 1/2 cups of fresh seedless watermelon, small-diced 1 cup balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. honey INSTRUCTIONS: In a saucepan, mix…

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Summer Skincare with Essential Oils

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It’s that time of year — watermelon and sweet corn season, along with mosquito and sunburn season. Your must-have summer products can easily be made at home using essential oils. These recipes only take a few minutes to make and are less expensive than store-bought products. Best of all, they…

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Celebrate National Night Out

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Gather your friends and neighbors around good food and community during National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The co-op is once again supporting your Saint Paul neighborhood gatherings with delicious, local food. Beginning July 1, $30 Mississippi Market gift cards will be available at Customer Service for registered NNO gatherings…

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Perfect Summer Kabobs

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With grilling season in full force, kabobs are a fun and easy way to prepare a complete meal on the grill. You can customize these quick and flavorful recipes with your favorite vegetables, meats and fruits. For best results, coat your grill with high-heat cooking oil. All recipes serve 4. …

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Staff Profile: Meet Hope Tipton

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As a community-owned and cooperatively operated business, co-op employees are some of Mississippi Market’s greatest assets. Our friendly, dedicated staff possess a wealth of knowledge. They work diligently to provide you with access to the freshest, healthiest foods and the safest, most effective personal health and beauty care products available.

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Planting Fall Crops

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Early to mid-summer is the perfect time to plan ahead for the rest of the growing season. The average first frost date for the Saint Paul area is Oct. 1, so there is still plenty of time to plant and get abundant crops! Check the backs of seed packages for…

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