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Ways to Honor Indigenous Peoples Day

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Photo: Three Sisters Soup by Christina Valtierra (aandakii gweki-biimaadazi) Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 11 reshapes the narrative surrounding Columbus’ “discovery” of the Americas and honors our country’s first inhabitants: the Indigenous communities that have lived in the United States for thousands of years. This day celebrates the contributions…

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Positive Change: Impact Report 2021

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Thank you! Due to your generosity, we donated $168,974.80 to 12 local nonprofit organizations this year through our Positive Change program. That total includes over 17,000 10-cent bag credits with donations from nearly 300,000 shoppers, making it truly a grassroots community effort.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Recetas de America

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Sept. 15–Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period that honors generations of Latinx Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our country. During this month-long annual tribute, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions, histories and contributions of those who can trace their ethnic roots…

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Celebrate Juneteenth with Your St. Paul Neighbors

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July Fourth is not our nation’s only independence day. Too often forgotten, June 19 commemorates the end of slavery on June 19, 1865 — two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation declared enslaved people legally free, it was slow to be implemented…

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International Women’s Day at the Co-op

International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Observed since the early 20th century, IWD is an annual  celebration of women and a call to accelerate gender equality through a show of unity,…

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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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How Your Support Contributes to the Multiplier Effect

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For every $1 you spend at your local co-op, $1.60 is generated in the local economy. While this feels pretty magical, it’s not magic — it’s called the multiplier effect, and it tracks how money is recirculated in our immediate and larger community. With that $1, the co-op turns around…

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Q&A: Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (LEAFF)

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A Q&A with Nikki Warner, Communications Director at The Good Acre Why did you start the LEAFF program? LEAFF was launched as a collaboration among The Good Acre, Mill City Farmers Market, Lakewinds Food Co-op, the Latino Economic Development Center, The Food Group and the Hmong American Partnership…

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