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Celebrate Inclusive Trade

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Mississippi Market is a member of National Cooperative Grocers (NCG), a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops in the United States. One of the more recent programs they’ve been developing is the Inclusive Trade Program, designed to identify diverse suppliers and ultimately increase the representation of these suppliers in…

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Juneteenth Book Recs by Dr. Artika

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Dr. Artika R. Tyner is a passionate educator, award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She is the founder of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, working to “plant people” while offering them key educational and learning opportunities. This organic process aims to cultivate a multicultural literary and…

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Simple Summer Recipes

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Throughout the month of May, there have been Mississippi Market cooking demos at our East 7th location. We’ve gathered a collection of easy summer recipes that can be made in small batches or large quantities to feed a crowd. Here are the recipes from our first two demos and be…

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It’s CSA Time

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You still have time to buy your summer farm share. Most summer shares start mid-June making this the perfect time to invest. We proudly support local farms using the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model by offering our stores as drop-sites. Participants in CSA Farm Share pay farms directly and must register…

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Community Partner Spotlight: Grand Hand Gallery

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Nestled on Grand and Dale, the Grand Hand Gallery isn’t just a place to admire art—it’s a growing hub of community engagement and artistic diversity. Since Rachel Hartzler and Jim Jacobson took over in September 2022, they’ve taken on the mantle of caring for this dynamic space, while nurturing a…

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Home Composting 101

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According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, roughly 12 percent of household waste in Minnesota is food scraps and 18 percent is yard waste. Nationally, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates 20 percent of landfill waste is food. Why does this matter? When thrown away and buried, these organic materials have…

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Community Partner Spotlight: The Coven

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Founded in Minneapolis’ North Loop, The Coven fosters community through intersectional coworking spaces geared toward women, non-binary, and transgender individuals. Their first location symbolically opened on International Women’s Day (March 8), 2018. In 2020, they expanded and opened a second space in Saint Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood, a few blocks…

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Education, Connection & Celebration During Black History Month

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Black History Month (BHM) has been honored each February since 1976. As a community-owned and community-serving cooperative, we want to share ways to learn about and celebrate the rich history and phenomenal achievements of Black Americans. Every day, in every corner of the world, Black History is being written and…

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Meet Chef Lachelle Cunningham

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Chef Lachelle has been a dynamic force on the Twin Cities food scene and is known for cooking globally inspired comfort food that thwarts unhealthy stereotypes and fuses in global flavors. She began her culinary career by launching Chelles’ Kitchen in 2012 and soon became known for her work…

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Picks from Dr. Artika: Black History Month

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH African Americans have played an integral role in shaping arts and culture in the United States. This is why the theme of Black History Month 2024 is: African Americans and the Arts. Throughout the month of February, you can learn more about countless African Americans who used…

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