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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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January Positive Change: Face to Face

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

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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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December Positive Change: Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

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December’s Positive Change recipient is Hallie Q. Brown Community Center (HQB), a Saint Paul-based nonprofit social service agency open to all. HQB continues to improve quality of life in Saint Paul by providing access to critical human services and programs while honoring African American heritage and culture. HQB operates a food…

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