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Co-op Proud to Support Pride

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Sunday, June 24 | 11:00 a.m. | Hennepin Ave. N, Minneapolis Show your love for our diverse LGBTQ community at the 2018 Twin Cities Pride Parade! Staff members from Mississippi Market and six other Twin Cities food co-ops, including Eastside, Hampden Park, Lakewinds, Seward, Valley Natural, and Wedge/Linden…

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June Positive Change: Cookie Cart

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June’s Positive Change recipient is Cookie Cart, a nonprofit organization that provides teens ages 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life, and leadership skills through experience and training in their urban bakeries. Cookie Cart has been providing teens with these opportunities at their North Minneapolis bakery in a safe,…

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Serve your Community: Run for the Board

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This October, co-op member-owners will elect new board members for three-year terms. This is an exciting opportunity to serve your community and lead your co-op in shaping our collective future. The board of directors sets policy and governance parameters and acts as the decision-making body for your…

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2018 MN FoodShare March Campaign Totals

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This past March, 16 food co-ops from around Minnesota, also known as the Cooperating Minnesota Food Co-ops team, collectively raised funds for the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Mississippi Market participates each year in the campaign, a program that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves…

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May Positive Change: Spark-Y

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May’s Positive Change recipient is Spark-Y, a local nonprofit organization that empowers over 1,300 Twin Cities youth annually through hands-on school and summer internship programs focused on sustainable agriculture education. Spark-Y’s approach to empowering youth through education rooted in sustainability and entrepreneurship is served through three main programs: School Programming: Spark-Y partners…

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Springtime Barley Pilaf Recipe

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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