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Get the Most Out of Citrus Season

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Fresh, organic citrus is sweeter than sunshine — which helps on these gray winter days. You’ll find a variety of grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, kumquats, lemons and limes at the co-op, all packed with vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber to give your body a boost. Here are some tips…

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DIY Holiday Fragrances

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With a few simple ingredients from our produce and bulk departments, you can fill your home with the festive scents of bright cranberries, zesty citrus and warm cinnamon and cloves. Stovetop Potpourri This potpourri is a great way to use up any produce that’s on its last leg.

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Root Veggies: A Bounty of Options at the Co-op

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Root vegetables are so much more than carrots and potatoes. We offer a wide selection here at the co-op, from turnips and red beets to daikon and kohlrabi. The 13 veggies highlighted below are nutritious, fiber-filled and versatile. Store them wrapped in your crisper drawer to enjoy the…

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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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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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Winter Squash at the Co-op

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As colder weather sets in, nothing beats the rich aromas and tastes of organic winter squash from local farmers like 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.

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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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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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