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Enjoy Fair-Trade Chocolate This Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand, and our friends at Equal Exchange Co-op have some great ideas to celebrate the fair-trade way! The cacao Equal Exchange uses in their chocolate is monitored by independent, nonprofit, certifying organizations that guarantee it was produced and traded in a socially responsible…

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Cozy Baked Goods for the Holiday Season

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What better way to spend a cold, snowy day than by whipping up baked goods to share with your loved ones? The recipes below range from unique options like sweet potato bread and pear & cardamom tahini cake to classic flavors like apple spice, pumpkin and eggnog. Click the photo…

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Holiday Leftover Tips

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One of the best things about the holidays is the delicious food. When the main meal is over, follow these tips to get the most out of your leftovers. Store Them Safely According to the USDA, food should be refrigerated within two hours after cooking to keep it out…

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Cranberry Sauce with a Twist

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These unique cranberry sauce recipes offer fresh, new flavors for the holiday table! If you have sauce left over, you can add to sandwiches; use in a marinade for pork, chicken or beef; mix into batches of muffins for a seasonal baked treat; or stir into cream cheese…

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DIY Holiday Fragrances

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With a few simple ingredients from our produce and bulk departments, you can fill your home with the festive scents of bright cranberries, zesty citrus and warm cinnamon and cloves. Stovetop Potpourri This potpourri is a great way to use up any produce that’s on its last leg.

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Reusing & Recycling Holiday Items

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Common holiday items such as wrapping paper, string lights and artificial trees end up in the landfill each year. Here are some eco-friendly tips to keep in mind as you plan for upcoming celebrations. And when it’s time to clean up afterward, use the resources below to reuse and recycle…

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Sips for the Season

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Whether you’re having a small holiday celebration or unwinding on your own, these festive drink options will lift your spirits all winter long.

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Fair-Trade Gifts at Mississippi Market

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Meet Marquet, Maggie’s Organics and Matr Boomie — three of our favorite fair-trade brands to consider for holiday shopping. Not only does gift-giving feel good, but when you buy fair trade gifts, you’re supporting good working conditions and fair wages for producers. What is fair trade? According to National Co+op…

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Thanksgiving Recipes, From Familiar to Fresh

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Looking to freshen up your holiday table? Serve only the best this Thanksgiving! Try a few of our favorite recipes, including ideas for turkey main dishes, seasonal soups, appetizers and drinks, festive sides, flavorful salads, and classic casseroles.   Turkey Main Dishes Roasted…

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Cocktail Recipes with DIY Simple Syrups

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Make your year-end holiday season bright with these wonderfully fresh cocktail recipes, including Pomegranate Martini, Cranberry Orange Fizz, and Spiced Cider. Try the three cocktail recipes below with these easily adaptable handcrafted simple syrups. These recipes can also be enjoyed without alcohol for a delicious mocktail. Pomegranate Martini Serves 2 6…

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