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First Signs of Spring

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The first signs of spring are emerging, and local spring produce is one of the best ways to enjoy the season. With their bright colors and refreshingly light flavors, crisp spring produce is a welcome sign of winter’s end. Here are some of the best picks for spring and what…

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DIY Natural Egg Dyes

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Make your own all-natural egg dyes using food scraps. This allows you to skip the synthetic food coloring and use items you already have on hand! They’re most effective when eggs are soaked in color overnight in the refrigerator, especially when using brown eggs. For every dozen eggs, plan on…

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Zero-Waste Shopping Tips

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Celebrate Earth Day all year-round by reducing waste when shopping at the co-op. Buy in Bulk — Great Taste, Less Waste Buy only the amount of food you need by buying in bulk. Buying in bulk is also one of the best ways to save money, as some items, like…

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Bulk Shopping Tips

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At the co-op, buying in bulk means less food waste and less packaging waste. How? When buying in bulk, you can purchase only the amount needed, reducing what might otherwise be thrown away. You can also bring in your own reusable container, or use a provided bag, and avoid much…

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Game Day Dips & Wings

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Not sure what to make for the big game this weekend? Try pairing Mississippi Market Made dips with your favorite snacks. Made in-house, our game day dips include Dill Dip, Caramelized Onion Dip, and Blue Cheese Dip. You’ll find them in the grab-and-go section of our deli department. Try…

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Simple Steps to Living Zero Waste

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Presented by Amber Haukedahl of Tare Market and the blog Zero Wasted The “zero-waste” philosophy emulates sustainable natural resource cycles where “waste” is reused for other purposes and nothing is sent to a landfill, incinerator, or other form of disposal. Living a…

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Plant-Based Eating in the New Year

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This New Year, consider incorporating more plant-based foods into your life for improved health and well-being. Kickstart this commitment by including more fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, and whole grains into your daily routine. While the focus is on eating more plants and less meat, salt, sugar, and processed foods, plant-based…

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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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