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September Positive Change: Hmong American Farmers Association

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September’s Positive Change recipient is the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA), a member-based organization started and led by local Hmong farmers who work to uplift immigrant voices while building wealth in Saint Paul’s Hmong American community. HAFA strives to advance the prosperity of Minnesota’s Hmong American farmers and their families through cooperative endeavors, economic…

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August Positive Change: North Country Food Alliance

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August’s Positive Change recipient is North County Food Alliance (NCFA), a cooperatively run non-profit dedicated to eliminating food waste and increasing access to fresh produce for low-income communities throughout the Twin Cities. Founded in Saint Paul in 2013, NCFA reduces food waste through the diversion and redistribution of surplus food from…

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Local Profile: Pranarom

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For the past 10 years, Mississippi Market has partnered with Veriditas Botanicals, a scientific aromatherapy company from Minneapolis established in 2008. In fact, 10 years ago, we were one of Veriditas’ only trusted partners where you could find their extensive line of certified-organic essential oils. Since then, they’ve grown and…

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July Positive Change: American Indian Family Center

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July’s Positive Change recipient is the American Indian Family Center (AIFC). Located on Saint Paul’s East Side, AIFC has provided culturally specific, holistic health services to clients and their families for over 20 years. They host cooking demonstrations, provide clients with healthful recipe ideas, run an on-site farmers’ market,…

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Local Profile: Farmer to Farmer

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Farmer to Farmer (FTF) is a primarily volunteer-run nonprofit that supports international peace, mutually beneficial friendships, and cross-cultural understanding among rural farmers. A Wisconsin-based organization with deep grass-roots beginnings, FTF does much more than operate a successful fair-trade coffee business. Rooted in the creation of solidarity among small groups of…

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Co-op Proud to Support Pride

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Sunday, June 24 | 11:00 a.m. | Hennepin Ave. N, Minneapolis Show your love for our diverse LGBTQ community at the 2018 Twin Cities Pride Parade! Staff members from Mississippi Market and six other Twin Cities food co-ops, including Eastside, Hampden Park, Lakewinds, Seward, Valley Natural, and Wedge/Linden…

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June Positive Change: Cookie Cart

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June’s Positive Change recipient is Cookie Cart, a nonprofit organization that provides teens ages 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life, and leadership skills through experience and training in their urban bakeries. Cookie Cart has been providing teens with these opportunities at their North Minneapolis bakery in a safe,…

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May Positive Change: Spark-Y

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May’s Positive Change recipient is Spark-Y, a local nonprofit organization that empowers over 1,300 Twin Cities youth annually through hands-on school and summer internship programs focused on sustainable agriculture education. Spark-Y’s approach to empowering youth through education rooted in sustainability and entrepreneurship is served through three main programs: School Programming: Spark-Y partners…

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Springtime Barley Pilaf Recipe

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Let’s think about barley beyond soup and give it another stage. This mild, toothsome grain is a perfect vehicle for the clean flavors of spring. This can be served as a main course, along with a green side salad and…

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Pantry Gold

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Even I am often guilty of asking the question, “What to eat?”. Monday morning, in the whirlpool of breakfast and lunch-making, is when the wheels begin to turn on what I should make for the week. I head to the…

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