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Community Partner Profile: Lowertown Bike Shop

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Learn more about treasured local nonprofit Lowertown Bike Shop in this Q&A with Operations Manager Crystal Sursely. How long has Lowertown Bike Shop (LBS) been in business? Eleven years this May! Why did you decide to open a nonprofit cycling business? LBS became a nonprofit because we…

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Meet Wisconsin Growers Cooperative

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Wisconsin Growers Cooperative (WGC) was founded in 2006 to help 20 local Amish families maintain ownership of their farmland and collectively market their fresh produce. Now comprised of approximately 36 small family farms in western Wisconsin, the farming co-op’s members are dedicated to using approved organic farming methods and practices.

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Regrow Your Food Scraps

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Don’t compost your kitchen scraps just yet. One of the easiest (and most fun!) ways to reduce food waste is to use your food scraps to regrow vegetables and herbs. You’ll want to start with healthy, organic vegetables or herbs and glass jars. Not everything will sprout; you may need…

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Patio & Small-Space Gardening

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Want a garden but don’t have much of a yard? Try your hand at container or small-space gardening! Many vegetables grow well in small spaces, providing you give them what they need: good soil, adequate watering, and sunshine. And there are many beautiful combinations of vegetables, herbs and flowers that…

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Meet Our Spring Featured Artist: Juan T. Parker

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The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this quarter with a new local artist, Juan T. Parker. You can purchase Juan’s original pieces or prints at the register now through July 8, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artist. “My appreciation…

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Celebrating $1 Million in Positive Change Donations

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We did it! Together, we have raised over $1 million for local St. Paul nonprofits. We could not have hit this huge milestone without the incredible generosity of our shoppers. To reach $1 million, 3,298,523 people have donated a bag credit or rounded up at the register. Wow! Our…

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Build Your Own Bagel Board

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This enticing smorgasbord offers something for everyone and is easy to adjust based on the number of people. It’s perfect for a weekend brunch or spring celebration! Board Ingredients Bagels from St. Paul Bagelry or Rise Bagel Co. (two local, women-owned bagelries featured at the co-op!) Vegetables like sliced cucumbers,…

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Staff Profile: Meet Laura Fickes

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As a community-owned and cooperatively operated business, co-op employees are some of Mississippi Market’s greatest assets. Our friendly, dedicated staff possess a wealth of knowledge. They work diligently to provide you with access to the freshest, healthiest foods and the safest, most effective personal health and beauty care products available.

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April Positive Change: Urban Roots

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local community partners by donating your 10-cent reusable bag credits and rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but your generosity makes…

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3 Game-Day Guacamole Recipes

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Get your crew together and grab ingredients for Game Day guacamole! Here are three versions of this fan-favorite dip to prep for Super Bowl Sunday. Pair your freshly made guacamole with local tortilla chips from La Perla or Whole Grain Milling Co.

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