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Village Financial Co-op & The Power of Cooperative Economies

January 21, 2019

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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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Holiday Gift Ideas: Foodie Faves

December 3, 2018

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Searching for the perfect gifts for the foodie on your holiday wish list? You’ll find a great selection for lovers of unique, quality-crafted foods at your friendly neighborhood co-op. Try a few of the following local favorites for a gift that’s sure to please!   Deer Creek Cheese Deer…

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Introducing: Local Crate Meal Kits

October 10, 2018

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We’re proud to announce the introduction of Local Crate at all three of our stores – a meal kit with locally-sourced ingredients crafted by award-winning chefs, local growers, and passionate makers. Located in Saint Paul, Local Crate is a locally-owned and operated meal kit business that makes meal…

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2018 Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration

September 13, 2018

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Join your co-op community at our annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration! Thursday, October 25 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. Midpointe Event Center | 415 Pascal Street N., Saint Paul Mississippi Market member-owners are invited to come enjoy tasty food samples from some of our favorite local farmers.

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Meet Yia Vang of Union Kitchen

September 10, 2018

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Meet Yia at our Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration Lately, Yia Vang of Union Kitchen has had an active presence in local media platforms and at well-respected food establishments throughout the Twin Cities. Over the past two years, he’s taught a series of Southeast Asian cooking…

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Show your Love for Local

July 25, 2018

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Celebrate and support our wonderful local farmers, growers, and makers throughout August. With over 40 percent of the co-op’s total food offerings being sourced locally — including 70 percent of our produce selection, and close to 90 percent of our meat selection — there’s plenty of ways to make…

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Local Profile: Pranarom

July 16, 2018

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For the past 10 years, Mississippi Market has partnered with Veriditas Botanicals, a scientific aromatherapy company from Minneapolis established in 2008. In fact, 10 years ago, we were one of Veriditas’ only trusted partners where you could find their extensive line of certified-organic essential oils. Since then, they’ve grown and…

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Co-op Farm Tour

July 11, 2018

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Saturday, July 14 | 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Over 30 Urban & Rural Farms Every summer, Mississippi Market partners with a dozen other Twin Cities-area food co-ops to host the Co-op Farm Tour. The tour is proudly sponsored by local food co-ops, whose shoppers, members, and staff cooperatively bolster…

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Local Profile: Farmer to Farmer

June 25, 2018

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Farmer to Farmer (FTF) is a primarily volunteer-run nonprofit that supports international peace, mutually beneficial friendships, and cross-cultural understanding among rural farmers. A Wisconsin-based organization with deep grass-roots beginnings, FTF does much more than operate a successful fair-trade coffee business. Rooted in the creation of solidarity among small groups of…

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