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Summer Skincare with Essential Oils

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It’s that time of year — watermelon and sweet corn season, along with mosquito and sunburn season. Your must-have summer products can easily be made at home using essential oils. These recipes only take a few minutes to make and are less expensive than store-bought products. Best of all, they…

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Perfect Summer Kabobs

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With grilling season in full force, kabobs are a fun and easy way to prepare a complete meal on the grill. You can customize these quick and flavorful recipes with your favorite vegetables, meats and fruits. For best results, coat your grill with high-heat cooking oil. All recipes serve 4. …

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Staff Profile: Meet Hope Tipton

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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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Planting Fall Crops

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Early to mid-summer is the perfect time to plan ahead for the rest of the growing season. The average first frost date for the Saint Paul area is Oct. 1, so there is still plenty of time to plant and get abundant crops! Check the backs of seed packages for…

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Summer Reads by BIPOC Authors

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Whether you prefer to read in a hammock, sitting by the water or while lying in the grass, these thought-provoking picks from your co-op staff will be hard to put down. The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson (Local Author) One snowy winter’s day, Rosalie Iron Wing returns to the home…

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July Positive Change: St. Paul Youth Services

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local nonprofits 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 a…

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Dismantling Food Stereotypes

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Throughout our country’s history, denigrating stereotypes about Black Americans have been created to perpetuate systemic racism. These stereotypes were (and still are) so pervasive that they even lurk in the food we eat. For example, it was only last year in 2020 that brands like Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s…

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Celebrate Juneteenth with Your St. Paul Neighbors

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July Fourth is not our nation’s only independence day. Too often forgotten, June 19 commemorates the end of slavery on June 19, 1865 — two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation declared enslaved people legally free, it was slow to be implemented…

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June Positive Change: Loaves & Fishes

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local nonprofits 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 a…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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Photo courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Mental health is just as important as physical health. The two are interconnected — mental illness can worsen physical health, while physical illness, injury or trauma can result in mental illness and trauma. Sometimes, because it’s “invisible,” we have…

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