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Learn Tips for Success During Financial Literacy Month

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Financial Literacy Month comes around each April to advocate for financial education that helps people improve their personal and household finances, achieve stability, and meet their goals. Financial literacy means understanding (and putting to practice) skills for success, such as managing finances, budgeting and investing. Budgeting is especially important when…

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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 as…

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“Jim Crow of the North” Panel Discussion Recording and Resources

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Mississippi Market and other Twin Cities food co-ops recently hosted a panel discussion focused on the “Jim Crow of the North” documentary, which delves into the complex history of racial covenants in the Twin Cities and systematic racism that has lasting repercussions on housing inequities today. The virtual panel discussion…

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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. As we live through the aftermath of the May 2020 murder of George Floyd…

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Anti-racism Book Recommendations

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Founded on the co-op ideals of diversity, inclusion, equality, equity and social justice, Mississippi Market is committed to continuously working toward anti-racism. This list of book recommendations, based on the anti-racism collection in our staff library, aims to help our community continue to learn, grow and stand up for what’s…

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Recognizing Native American Heritage Month

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We acknowledge that our three store locations in Imni Ża Ska in Mni Sota Makoce (now known as Saint Paul, Minnesota) are on the traditional territory of the Dakota people, who have been deeply connected to the land within and beyond the boundaries of our state for centuries. The Dakota…

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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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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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