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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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Something’s a-buzz at Mississippi Market!

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We’re proud to announce a new partnership with The Beez Kneez, a local pollinator advocacy organization and honey producer that is committed to “reviving the hive for healthy bees, healthy lives” by establishing and maintaining honey bee hives throughout the Twin Cities. They partner with various…

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Local Cheese Madness: Final Round

Round 3 Match-Up Redhead Creamery Little Lucy Brie and Sartoti Montamoré made it through the first two Local Cheese Madness rounds and now face off in our final head to head match-up. Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, April 3rd and vote for your favorite from 11:00am-1:00pm.

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Local Cheese Madness: Round 2

Round 2 Match-Ups Round 1 of Local Cheese Madness has ended resulting in our final four local cheese champions. This Saturday, April 1 Deer Creek’s The Blue Jay and Redhead Creamery’s Little Lucy Brie will face off in our fifth match-up. Then, on Sunday, April 2 Marieke’s Gouda and Sartori’s…

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Local Cheese Madness: Shepherd’s Way Farms VS Deer Creek

Round 1 Match-Up Get to know local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Our fourth match-up is a blue cheese face off between Shepherd’s Way Farms’ Big Woods Blue and Deer Creek’s The Blue Jay. Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, March 31st and vote for your…

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Local Cheese Madness: Marieke VS Roth Kase

Round 1 Match-Up Get to know local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Our third match-up is an aged hard cheese face off between Marieke’s Gouda and Roth Kase’s Grand Cru. Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, March 30th and vote for your favorite from 11:00am-1:00pm.

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Local Cheese Madness: Sartori VS Milton Creamery

Round 1 Match-Up Get to know local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Our second match-up is a creamy hard cheese face off between Sartori’s Montamoré and Milton Creamery’s Prairie Breeze Cheddar. Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, March 29th and vote for your favorite from 11:00am-1:00pm.

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Local Cheese Madness: Alemar Cheese VS Redhead Creamery

Round 1 Match-Up Get to know local cheeses available at Mississippi Market during Local Cheese Madness! Our first match-up is a soft cheese face off between Alemar Cheese’s Bent River Camembert and Redhead Creamery’s Little Lucy Brie. Sample these two cheeses in our deli today, March 28th and vote for…

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