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Holiday Gift Ideas: Foodie Faves

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Searching for the perfect gifts for the foodie on your holiday wish list? You’ll find a great selection for lovers of unique, quality-crafted foods at your friendly neighborhood co-op. Try a few of the following local favorites for a gift that’s sure to please!   Deer Creek Cheese Deer…

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December Positive Change: Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

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December’s Positive Change recipient is Hallie Q. Brown Community Center (HQB), a nonprofit social service agency open to all, primarily serving the Summit University area of Saint Paul and the broader Twin Cities metro. Celebrating their 90th year of operation, HQB continues to improve quality-of-life in Saint Paul by providing access to critical…

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Cocktail Recipes with DIY Simple Syrups

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Make your year-end holiday season bright with these wonderfully fresh cocktail recipes, including Pomegranate Martini, Cranberry Orange Fizz, and Spiced Cider. Try the three cocktail recipes below with these easily adaptable handcrafted simple syrups. These recipes can also be enjoyed without alcohol for a delicious mocktail. Pomegranate Martini Serves 2 6…

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DIY Gifts: Homemade Simple Syrups

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This holiday season, give a homemade gift from your kitchen. Handcrafted simple syrups are an easy, thoughtful gift that will jazz up any cocktail, latte, or dessert recipe. These can be easily adapted to personal taste, plus they’re vegan and gluten-free. Simple syrups keep for four weeks when refrigerated,…

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Empowering Kids to Change the World

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By Molly Sowash, Midwest Food Connection Food Educator Food has always been at the center of our social interactions, cultural traditions, and the health and wealth of our communities. Therefore, it’s important that our children learn things like the history of the potato, the simple ingredients of pasta, or…

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November Positive Change: Midwest Food Connection

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November’s Positive Change recipient is Midwest Food Connection (MFC), a local nonprofit that inspires and empowers young school children to make healthy and responsible food choices. Founded in 1993 by Mississippi Market and Wedge Community Co-op as a community outreach initiative, MFC educates children about natural foods. Since then, the initiative has grown and flourished as…

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A Message of Hope from your General Manager

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The following message was delivered on the evening of October 25th, 2018 by Mississippi Market’s General Manager Gail Graham at our Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration.   Our appreciation for good food connects us and I’m sure we will be well fed tonight. Providing access to good food is…

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October Positive Change: Face to Face

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October’s Positive Change recipient is Face to Face (FTF), a community clinic on Saint Paul’s East Side that empowers youth to overcome barriers and strive toward living healthy, self-sufficient lives. Founded in 1972, FTF provides access to medical, mental health, and homeless-youth services to over 3,300 children and young adults ages 11–24…

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Meet Yia Vang of Union Kitchen

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Meet Yia at our Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration Lately, Yia Vang of Union Kitchen has had an active presence in local media platforms and at well-respected food establishments throughout the Twin Cities. Over the past two years, he’s taught a series of Southeast Asian cooking…

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