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Meet Ferndale Market

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A Q&A with John Peterson, General Manager and Farmer   How long have you been in operation, and how did you get started? My family has been raising turkeys on our farm in Cannon Falls since 1939. Our farm was founded by my grandparents, Fern & Dale Peterson, so…

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Q&A: Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (LEAFF)

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A Q&A with Nikki Warner, Communications Director at The Good Acre Why did you start the LEAFF program? LEAFF was launched as a collaboration among The Good Acre, Mill City Farmers Market, Lakewinds Food Co-op, the Latino Economic Development Center, The Food Group and the Hmong American Partnership…

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Introducing Jess Toliver & the Eat More Plants Series

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Jess Toliver is a holistic chef and owner of Jess Delicious. Her experience with lifelong food sensitivities led her to develop a passion for health and wellness. After graduating culinary school and working in restaurants for many years, Jess started her personal chef business to connect with the people she…

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Positive Change: Impact Report 2020

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Thank you! Due to your generosity, we donated $144,242.40 to 12 local nonprofit organizations this year through our Positive Change program. That total includes over 20,000 10-cent bag credits with donations from nearly 300,000 shoppers, making it truly a grassroots community effort.

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October Positive Change: LEAFF

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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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Apple Season at the Co-op

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Local apple season runs from mid-August to mid-October. While this popular fruit stores well and can be enjoyed year-round, certain apples from Whistling Well Farm in Hastings, Minn.; Hoch Orchard and Gardens in La Crescent, Minn.; and Partner Farms in Wisconsin are ready to enjoy at our Saint Paul grocery…

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Co-op Hires New General Manager

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The Mississippi Market Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hire of new General Manager Catherine Downey. Catherine has been employed by the co-op since 1994, holding a variety of roles within the organization, from cashier to operations manager, and many in between. Most recently in the position of…

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September Positive Change: CLUES

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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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Community Partner Profile: Lowertown Bike Shop

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Learn more about treasured local non-profit, Lowertown Bike Shop in this Q&A with Operations Manager Crystal Sursely. How long has Lowertown Bike Shop (LBS) been in business? Nine years this May! Why did you decide to open a nonprofit cycling business? LBS became a nonprofit because we…

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