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Anti-racism Book Recommendations

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Founded on the co-op ideals of diversity, inclusion, equality, equity and social justice, Mississippi Market is committed to continuously working toward anti-racism. This list of book recommendations, based on the anti-racism collection in our staff library, aims to help our community continue to learn, grow and stand up for what’s…

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Staff Profile: Meet James Lewis

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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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Elevate Your Mood with Good Food

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Jesse Haas  is a heart-centered, licensed functional nutritionist and co-founder of Wellness Minneapolis. She takes a holistic and personalized approach to her nutrition counseling, helping put the pieces of her clients’ health narratives into actionable, sustainable goals. Using nutrition education, health coaching and mind-body medicine, she helps her clients…

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Recipe Collection: Budget Cooking Class Series

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If budgeting and meal-planning are two of your 2021 goals, look no further than this list of tasty, nutritious and budget-friendly recipes. Each was featured as part of our monthly Budget Cooking class series, where we teach participants how to make a meal that feeds four people for…

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DIY Holiday Fragrances

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With a few simple ingredients from our produce and bulk departments, you can fill your home with the festive scents of bright cranberries, zesty citrus and warm cinnamon and cloves. Stovetop Potpourri This potpourri is a great way to use up any produce that’s on its last leg.

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Reusing & Recycling Holiday Items

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Common holiday items such as wrapping paper, string lights and artificial trees end up in the landfill each year. Here are some eco-friendly tips to keep in mind as you plan for upcoming celebrations. And when it’s time to clean up afterward, use the resources below to reuse and recycle…

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Sips for the Season

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Whether you’re having a small holiday celebration or unwinding on your own, these festive drink options will lift your spirits all winter long.

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Local Profile: Shiro’s African Boutique

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Kenya native Mary Kuria (in center, above) has been a Minnesotan for almost 30 years. When she became an empty nester in 2017 after her son’s high school graduation, she was inspired to start a side hustle selling fashion jewelry and accessories to stay busy. “But I felt it was…

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Fair-Trade Gifts at Mississippi Market

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Meet Marquet, Maggie’s Organics and Matr Boomie — three of our favorite fair-trade brands to consider for holiday shopping. Not only does gift-giving feel good, but when you buy fair trade gifts, you’re supporting good working conditions and fair wages for producers. What is fair trade? According to National Co+op…

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Our Commitment to Preventing Food Waste

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The United States is the global leader in food waste. 40% of all food in this country is wasted — 80 billion pounds a year. Most ends up in landfills, where it produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas 28 to 36 times as potent as carbon dioxide. At Mississippi Market,…

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