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Shape your Co-op’s Future

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One of the perks of co-op membership is the ability to apply for an open board seat. Mississippi Market’s board of directors consists of seven to nine elected member-owners chosen by the membership-at-large who are legally responsible for the overall direction and performance of the co-op. The board determines the…

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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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A Message of Hope from your General Manager

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The following message was delivered on the evening of October 25th, 2018 by Mississippi Market’s General Manager Gail Graham at our Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration.   Our appreciation for good food connects us and I’m sure we will be well fed tonight. Providing access to good food is…

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Celebrate Family Meals Month

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September is National 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 meals eaten…

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Regenerative Agriculture, a Step Beyond

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“Sustainable agriculture”—you’ve heard the term, but what does it mean? From a production and distribution standpoint, “sustainable” often refers to a three-tiered model focused on systemic social, environmental, and economic impacts. From an agricultural perspective, this can mean ensuring fair labor wages and working conditions, implementing ecologically-friendly farming practices such…

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Stand Up for Organic

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The certified organic seal is under attack. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced their intention to withdraw the animal welfare standards, known formally as the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, from the certified organic standards. The OLPP final rule’s intent was…

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