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Summer Reads by BIPOC Authors

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Whether you prefer to read in a hammock, sitting by the water or while lying in the grass, these thought-provoking picks from your co-op staff will be hard to put down. The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson (Local Author) One snowy winter’s day, Rosalie Iron Wing returns to the home…

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Mississippi Market Blood Drive

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The co-op is hosting a blood drive in partnership with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) to help address the blood shortages in our region due to COVID-19. MBC will bring a “bloodmobile” donation bus to the parking lot of each store the week of July 5 at the…

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Patronage Dividends Now Available

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As a co-op, redistributing the profits back to our member-owners is part of what makes us unique. In profitable years, as determined by our board of directors, we redistribute the co-op’s profits back to the member-owners, in proportion to each member-owner’s purchases over the past fiscal year, as a patronage…

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Co-op Hires New General Manager

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The Mississippi Market Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hire of new General Manager Catherine Downey. Catherine has been employed by the co-op since 1994, holding a variety of roles within the organization, from cashier to operations manager, and many in between. Most recently in the position of…

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Budget Tips at the Co-op

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Budget Tips at the Co-op East Side Table is a non-profit comprised of 13 community organizations working together to make cooking at home easier for our East Saint Paul community. Through empowering individuals to improve food skills, awareness, and access to healthy foods, we can also improve the overall…

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Masks Help Keep our Community Safe

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PICTURED: LANISE FROM THE SELBY STORE FRONT END One of the strengths of our co-op is the willingness of our members to speak up! I have heard from those of you who are upset by the Co-op’s mask requirement and I have heard from those of you who are upset…

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$15 Minimum Wage for Co-op Staff

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Mississippi Market is moving our organizational base (minimum) wage to $15 starting on June 29, 2020. At the same time the $2 hourly bonus that has been in place for staff since March 9th will end. Reaching a $15 base wage has been a goal of ours for a number…

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George Floyd Matters

Dear Mississippi Market Co-op Community, I write this with sadness, anger, and frustration over the continued violence experienced by people of color in our communities. The recent murder of George Floyd is tragic, unjust, and unfortunately too common. Now is a time for our communities to collectively grieve, reflect, express our…

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Tips for Roasting Frozen Vegetables

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Utilizing frozen vegetables is both affordable and convenient, allowing you to stock up and spread out your grocery trips. They are frozen at peak freshness, which means they are often as nutritious as fresh vegetables. You can roast frozen vegetables without even thawing them, and they turn out crisp and…

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