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First Signs of Spring

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The first signs of spring are emerging, and local spring produce is one of the best ways to enjoy the season. With their bright colors and refreshingly light flavors, crisp spring produce is a welcome sign of winter’s end. Here are some of the best picks for spring and what…

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Seasonal Citrus Tasting

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Saturday, January 19  |  11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  |  All three stores Celebrate citrus season with a free tasting of your co-op’s favorite varieties! Citrus tastings will occur at all three stores on Saturday, January 19th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. While visiting the co-op, head to our produce department to try…

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Winter Squash at the Co-op

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As crisper weather sets in, nothing beats the rich aromas and tastes of organic winter squash from local partners Featherstone Farm and Wisconsin Growers Cooperative. Unlike their summer counterparts, which are picked immaturely for the best taste, winter squash is harvested when fully grown, ensuring robust flavors. Hundreds…

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Hoppin’ John for Good Luck in the New Year

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New Year’s Day is celebrated by many families with Hoppin’ John, a traditional southern stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the New Year. Many recipes can…

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Wild Rice – A Native Minnesotan Grain

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Presented by Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen, Mississippi Market’s exclusive chef partner. True wild rice is a native Minnesotan food, and we should celebrate the fact. Earthy and comforting, wild rice is highly nutritious, packed with B vitamins, fiber, and protein. There are two types of wild…

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A Local Champion: Featherstone Farm

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Featherstone Farm has been growing organic fruits and vegetables for over 20 years with a focus on personal, financial, and environmental sustainability. At their 250-acre certified organic farm in Rushford, Minn, Featherstone produces over 70 different crops annually for delivery to local food co-ops, natural food stores, farm-to-table restaurants, and…

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Seconds Count – Using Ugly Produce

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Presented by Kirstin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen, Mississippi Market’s exclusive chef partner. Scabbed, bruised, punctured, gnarled, undersized, crooked. Here’s to imperfections, and unrecognized beauty. Ask your farmer or produce manager for any “seconds”, the ugly and discounted produce that often gets thrown away. Food waste statistics…

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Serious Citrus

We get seriously excited about citrus this time of year - there are so many bright and flavorful varieties! We love to share our excitement; if you have questions or want to taste a particular variety, don't hesitate to ask our produce staff.

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3 Game Day Guacamole Recipes

Get your crew together and grab ingredients for Game Day guacamole! Here, we share three guacamole recipes - one from a produce expert at each of our three stores - to prep for Superbowl Sunday. We recommend pairing your freshly made guacamole with organic corn tortilla chips from local producer Whole Grain Milling Company or Garden of Eatin'.

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New Year’s Detox Recipes

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Try these delicious juices and smoothies that blend detoxifying fruits and vegetables to help you feel great for the start of the New Year.   New Year Detox Smoothie A light, refreshing, cleansing smoothie full of fresh greens and ginger, which contains many beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Ingredients (serves…

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