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Eating Local Year-Round

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Frigid temperatures, frozen ground, frosty breath. It’s nearly inconceivable that eating locally-grown produce during Minnesotan winters is possible. Local hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic farmers have proved otherwise. Producers like Living Waters in Wells, Minn. (hydroponic tomatoes), Living Greens Farm in Faribault, Minn. (aeroponic salad…

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Local Profile: Hmong American Farmers Association

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Hmong American farmers have been transforming the local Twin Cities food economy since arriving from Laos and Thailand over 40 years ago as political refugees during the Vietnam War. From an active presence at metro-area farmers’ markets, where local Hmong American farmers now account for more than 50 percent of…

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Honoring the African-American Co-op Movement

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Throughout history, grassroots activism has played a key role in addressing racial and socioeconomic oppression, exploitation, and segregation. The cooperative movement formed in direct opposition to corrupt business practices to address food and social justice issues, economic independence, product quality standards, labor conditions, and methods of ownership. Oftentimes, the consumer…

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February Positive Change: Twin Cities Mobile Market

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February’s Positive Change recipient is Twin Cities Mobile Market, a grocery store on wheels that brings affordable, nutritious food directly into under-resourced neighborhoods. This mobile food market closes the gap between food shelves and full-service supermarkets by providing a wide selection of fresh foods at or below market prices in…

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Commemorating Credjafawn Co-op

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Interior view, Credjafawn Co-op Store, 678 Rondo, St. Paul. ca 198. Locator no. HF4.6 p7, Negative no. 20099. © Minnesota Historical Society Collection.   Lively photographs of Credjafawn Co-op from 1948 document a tidy, well-equipped corner store with white-painted porcelain cases, a two-tiered air-conditioned produce display backed…

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Jam Jar Salad Dressings

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Presented by Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Making your own salad dressings is simple and easy using staples you may already have on hand. Shake all ingredients well in a jam jar, taste for seasoning, and you’re ready to go! Maple & Mustard Dressing…

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Countdown to Game Day Combos

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7 days, 7 ways to feed the fans Party planning for the big game? Tackle your guests’ game day appetites with an array of tasty co-op combos! Each day, beginning Sunday, January 28th and continuing through Saturday, February 3rd, you’ll find daily deals and game day food pairings being sampled…

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Stand Up for Organic

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The certified organic seal is under attack. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced their intention to withdraw the animal welfare standards, known formally as the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, from the certified organic standards. The OLPP final rule’s intent was…

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Chocolate Fair on February 10th

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Saturday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | All store locations Artisan Chocolates & Fondue | Local & Fair-trade Gifts | Live Music | Kids’ Crafts | Raffle Prizes | And More! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at your co-op! Join your co-op community on Saturday, February 10th during Mississippi Market’s annual…

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Healthy & Resourceful New Year’s Eating

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen I dig the spirit of reflection and revision this time of year when we’re considering New Year’s resolutions. From where I sit, in the Goosefoot Kitchen, my hope is that we can cultivate more delight in cooking, eating,…

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