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Springtime Barley Pilaf Recipe

April 26, 2018

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Let’s think about barley beyond soup and give it another stage. This mild, toothsome grain is a perfect vehicle for the clean flavors of spring. This can be served as a main course, along with a green side salad and…

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Pantry Gold

April 26, 2018

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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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Know Your Local Plant Sale Growers

April 23, 2018

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This year’s Plant Sale offerings have once again been sourced from some of the best local growers. You’ll find an expanded assortment of unique pepper and herb varieties, a wildly beautiful tomato selection, a nearly three-fold increase in edible flowers and pollinator plants, and an array of Japanese vegetables…

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2018 Plant Sale & Gardening Demos

April 23, 2018

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May 4-31 | 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily | West 7th Store Visit our West 7th store throughout May for our annual spring Plant Sale. Known for its comprehensive assortment of Minnesota natives and extensive vegetable and herb selections, the Plant Sale enthusiastically ushers in the return of Minnesota’s…

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Zero-Waste Shopping Tips

April 19, 2018

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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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Regenerative Agriculture, a Step Beyond

April 17, 2018

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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

April 11, 2018

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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 beans,…

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Local Profile: Mama C’s Salsa

April 5, 2018

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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 is…

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April Positive Change: Frogtown Farm

April 1, 2018

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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

March 30, 2018

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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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