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A Local Champion: Featherstone Farm

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Featherstone Farm has been growing organic fruits and vegetables for over 20 years with a focus on personal, financial, and environmental sustainability. At their 250-acre certified organic farm in Rushford, Minn, Featherstone produces over 70 different crops annually for delivery to local food co-ops, natural food stores, farm-to-table restaurants, and…

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3rd Annual Holiday Sampler

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Brighten your season at our third annual family-friendly Holiday Sampler! This is a great chance to: Meet local vendors Taste festive flavors Peruse local gifts Sip on tasty mocktails and eggnog Enjoy live piano music Take part in a string-cheese-snowman kids’ craft Splurge on limited-time-only holiday sales on favorites such…

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Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration

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At our 2017 Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration on October 18th at the Midpointe Event Center, we’ll gather together to hear updates from our board of directors and General Manager Gail Graham, welcome newly elected board members, and hear from guest speaker Faye Brown from the Tanka…

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Join Today: Co-operation is Cool!

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Our annual Member-Owner Drive runs this year from September 20th – October 11th. If you’ve been thinking about joining the co-op, there’s no better time than now! To become a member-owner of Mississippi Market means choosing to follow a strong tradition – maintaining access to high quality food and other…

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2017 Member-Owner Appreciation Day Bulk Sale

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Please join us on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 for our Member-Owner Appreciation Day Bulk Sale – member-owners receive 10% off all bulk items*, including bulk spices, tea, coffee, cleaners, soaps and lotions, at all three of our store locations. We’d like to thank you for being a part of our…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

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September 15–October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period that honors generations of U.S. Latinos 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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Humane Animal Husbandry with Pastures A Plenty

Special thanks to guest bloggers and farmers Jim and LeeAnn VanDerPole from Pastures A Plenty for contributing! We carry a variety of their locally and humanely-raised pork products. Pastures A Plenty in Kerkhoven, Minnesota is a grazing-based farm that uses holistic management for all of our farm decisions. We are committed to environmental, community and long term farm sustainability. We raise Berkshire, Duroc and Chester White breeds of hogs for our pork products because they love to be outside! The hogs are fed primarily on pasture and never receive hormones or antibiotics to promote growth. Most of the hog industry feeds gestating sows by computer, either in the context of groups, or tight individual confinement. Here at Pastures A Plenty, our approach to the sows follows our mission statement - "....careful and humane". Oh, we use computers. We just don't allow them to come between us and our animals. When that human-animal connection is broken, and its elements handed over to electronics, the conditions ripen for abuse of both animals and humans. Animal husbandry is critical to us.

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Eating Local with Local Foodie Kim Werst

Kim Werst (pictured center) with cooking class participants at our West 7th store. In honor of August being Eat Local Month at the co-op, we're pleased to highlight local eating tips, tricks, and suggestions from our friend Kim Werst, a local food educator, entrepreneur, and food justice activist. You may recognize Kim as one of our class instructors - she co-teaches an on-going series titled Cooking with Co+op Basics that we offer on a monthly basis. These free classes feature budget-friendly, from-scratch cooking techniques; recipes that feed a family of four for under $10; and tips for shopping the co-op on a budget. Additional information about Kim's efforts to eat closer to home can be seen on her website.

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Celebrate Eat Local Month

August is Eat Local Month at the co-op! Join us as we show our appreciation for local food and local farmers. This time of year is especially exciting for local food fans as farmers work to harvest fresh crops at their peak and deliver them to the co-op for your enjoyment. We define “local” as food and products grown, produced, or processed within a five-state area that includes Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. There are multiple ways to celebrate throughout the month, including taking part in our Eat Local Challenge and #EatLocalSTP social media giveaway for your chance to win local foods, and writing Thank a Farmer postcards to show your appreciation for some of our favorite local growers. A number of locally-grown, locally-raised, and locally-produced foods are also on sale throughout the month.

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Apostle Island Trek: Fueled by Mississippi Market

We’re proud to announce that Mississippi Market employee Daniel O’Kane is setting off on a three and a half week journey around the Apostle Islands. Over the course of 23 days, he plans to swim 48 miles across the southwest tip of Lake Superior. Daniel credits…

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