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Know Your Local Plant Sale Growers

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This year’s Plant Sale offerings have once again been sourced from some of the best local growers. You’ll find an expanded assortment of unique pepper and herb varieties, a wildly beautiful tomato selection, a nearly three-fold increase in edible flowers and pollinator plants, and an array of Japanese vegetables…

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2024 Annual
Spring Plant Sale

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Known for a comprehensive assortment of Minnesota natives and an extensive vegetable and herb selection, our annual plant sale enthusiastically ushers in the return of Minnesota’s peak growing season. This year’s sale will run April 24 through May 27 at all three stores. Our plants are locally sourced from Glacial…

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Get Growing with Carter Farms Seed Potatoes

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Potatoes are one of the first things you can start growing in the spring, either in a garden or in a barrel on a deck or patio, if you’re short on space. You’ll find several varieties of organic seed potatoes at the co-op from Carter Farms, a family-run farm…

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Meet Artist Dr. Artika Tyner

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The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this spring with a new local artist, author, public speaker and facilitator, Dr Artika Tyner. You can purchase their prints and original artwork through the end of June, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the…

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Community Partner Spotlight: The Coven

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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 on International Women’s Day (March 8), 2018. In 2020, they expanded and opened a second space in Saint Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood, a few blocks…

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Preparing your Beeler’s Ham

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Curious how to prepare your Beeler’s Uncured Ham? Baked ham can be an amazing addition for your spring celebration table, providing not only a beautiful centerpiece but also abundant leftovers for meals throughout the week. Whether you are preparing a Honey Baked Spiral Ham, a Classic Pineapple…

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International Women’s Day at the Co-op

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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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Meet Artist Margaret Vergara

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The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this winter with a new local artist, Margaret Vergara. You can purchase their prints and original artwork through the end of March, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artist. “Margaret Vergara is a queer,…

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Give to the Max

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  As the holiday season approaches, we extend an invitation to our valued member-owners for a celebration of community and giving through Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Beyond the co-op’s aisles, this presents an opportunity to translate our shared values into action by supporting organizations that make a…

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Meet Artist Melodee Strong

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  The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this fall with a new local artist, Melodee Strong. You can purchase her paintings through the end of December, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the artist. “Melodee Strong grew up in St. Francis, MN.

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