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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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A Message of Care from
Midwest Food Connection

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Presented by Midwest Food Connection (MFC), a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering elementary and middle school children to make healthy, responsible food choices. MFC’s school programs educate children about natural foods, local sustainable farming, and the cultural origins of our food. MFC also teaches kids’ cooking classes at Mississippi Market. Register…

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Celebrating Gender Diversity & Inclusion

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Last year, a dedicated group of Mississippi Market employees spent time developing an organizational-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement. The group consisted of floor staff, administrators, and managers from each of our three stores. The final statement expresses a commitment to ensuring everyone who enters our doors knows they…

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Local Profile: The Coven

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Community Workspaces for Women, Non-Binary & Trans Folks 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 its doors on International Women’s Day (March 8), 2018.

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Honoring Indigenous Food & Culture

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Special thanks to American Indian Family Center & Dream of Wild Health for their contributions to this article In the U.S., November is often associated with Thanksgiving, a time to gather with friends and family around the communal dinner table while showing…

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Celebrate Family Meals Month

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September is Family Meals Month, a movement to raise awareness of the physical, social, and mental health benefits of eating frequent family meals. Research has demonstrated that family mealtime, when children, parents, and extended family engage in conversation, results in a wealth of positive benefits. Family…

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Zero Waste Shopping Tips

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Celebrate Earth Day all year-round by reducing waste when shopping at the co-op. Buy in Bulk — Great Taste, Less Waste Buy only the amount of food you need by buying in bulk. Buying in bulk is also one of the best ways to save money, as some items, like…

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Village Financial Co-op & The Power of Cooperative Economies

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What role do local co-ops have in expanding and supporting cooperative economies to better serve the needs of all Minnesotans? How can we collectively shape a more-inclusive cooperative economy that builds and retains community wealth and well-being for everyone while closing Minnesota’s income inequality gap? As the state with the…

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Simple Steps to Living Zero Waste

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Presented by Amber Haukedahl of Tare Market and the blog Zero Wasted The “zero-waste” philosophy emulates sustainable natural resource cycles where “waste” is reused for other purposes and nothing is sent to a landfill, incinerator, or other form of disposal. Living a…

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Empowering Kids to Change the World

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By Molly Sowash, Midwest Food Connection Food Educator Food has always been at the center of our social interactions, cultural traditions, and the health and wealth of our communities. Therefore, it’s important that our children learn things like the history of the potato, the simple ingredients of pasta, or…

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