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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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Positive Change: Impact Report 2020

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Thank you! Due to your generosity, we donated $144,242.40 to 12 local nonprofit organizations this year through our Positive Change program. That total includes over 20,000 10-cent bag credits with donations from nearly 300,000 shoppers, making it truly a grassroots community effort.

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Apple Season at the Co-op

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Local apple season runs from mid-August to mid-October. While this popular fruit stores well and can be enjoyed year-round, certain apples from Whistling Well Farm in Hastings, Minn.; Hoch Orchard and Gardens in La Crescent, Minn.; and Partner Farms in Wisconsin are ready to enjoy at our Saint Paul grocery…

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Meet The Good Acre

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Season Preview with The Good Acre & Mississippi Market Wednesday, May 6  |  5:00-6:00 p.m.  |  Live-Streamed Join The Good Acre and Mississippi Market from the comfort of your home for a look at the upcoming growing season. Topics will include current climate and weather-related challenges that our farmers are…

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Explore the Versatility of Gourmet Mushrooms

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Explore the many tastes, textures, and health benefits of these versatile gourmet mushrooms from Northwood Mushrooms (Clayton, Wisc.) and R&R Cultivation (Twin Cities, Minn.). Shiitake One of the most popular mushrooms worldwide, Shiitakes are prized for their rich, savory taste and nutritional…

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Honoring the African-American
Co-op Movement

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Interior view, Credjafawn Co-op Store, 678 Rondo, St. Paul. ca 198. Locator no. HF4.6 p7, Negative no. 20099. © Minnesota Historical Society Collection.   To truly understand the power of cooperatives, we must recognize, share, and celebrate contributions to the movement by a multitude of races and cultures, especially those…

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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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Introducing: New Ways to Save

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Mississippi Market has partnered with several of our favorite local businesses to bring member-owners special savings in each of our store neighborhoods. Our Community Partner Program provides additional benefits to co-op member-owners while strengthening the connection between members and local, sustainable, independently-owned businesses. This program is another way your…

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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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