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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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Regenerative Agriculture, a Step Beyond

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“Sustainable agriculture”—you’ve heard the term, but what does it mean? From a production and distribution standpoint, “sustainable” often refers to a three-tiered model focused on systemic social, environmental, and economic impacts. From an agricultural perspective, this can mean ensuring fair labor wages and working conditions, implementing ecologically-friendly farming practices such…

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Local Profile: Tempeh Tantrum

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Begun in 2014, Minneapolis-based Tempeh Tantrum makes two varieties of fresh organic tempeh. A traditional Indonesian staple dating back to the 12th century, it has a unique nutty flavor and firm texture. Unlike tofu, which is made using soy milk, tempeh is made using whole soy…

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Local Profile: Mama C’s Salsa

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There’s no denying Juan Cervantes loves his mother. Founder of local East Side Maker Mama C’s Salsa, Juan is a proud second-generation Mexican-American who exemplifies the innovative spirit of an independent business owner pursuing the American Dream. Named after his mother Carmen Cervantes, Mama C’s Salsa…

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April Positive Change: Frogtown Farm

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April’s Positive Change recipient is Frogtown Farm, a 5.5-acre certified organic urban farm located in the heart of Saint Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Founded in 2013 by Frogtown residents after a ten-year grassroots effort to raise funds and build community support, the farm sits on a 12.7-acre parcel of city-owned park…

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Eat More Plants Event Series

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How can incorporating more plants into your daily life and diet promote environmental, physical, and financial health? Join your co-op community and local culinary experts for a plant-based event series featuring samples, recipes, and inspiration for incorporating more plants into your diet. Attend all three and receive a special plant-based…

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Change is in the Air

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A message to member-owners from General Manager Gail Graham One of the more common member requests we receive is switching from paper to electronic member discounts. Our cash register provider recently updated their software, making it feasible for us to finally implement this request. We know the member discount…

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Instant Pot, Instant Oats, Instant Love

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Instant Pot, instant love. Well, not exactly instant love. I stared at or walked past this contraption for a full week after untangling it from its box. That was a year ago. Now, there are days when I’ve used it…

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March Positive Change: 2018 MN FoodShare March Campaign

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March’s Positive Change recipient is the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Each year, Mississippi Market participates in the campaign, a program that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The March Campaign is the largest food and fund drive in the state and has been operating annually since…

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Ask a Local Chef: Kristin Hamaker

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Chef Kristin Hamaker is a longtime Mississippi Market Co-op member and founder of Goosefoot Kitchen, a weekly meal-planning service focused on healthful food, self-sufficiency, and mindful eating. In addition to being a local chef, she’s also a cooking instructor, good food advocate, and edible gardening guru. You can find her teaching meal-planning classes at the co-op and demoing simple from-scratch recipes while you shop.

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