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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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Community Partner Profile: Tongue in Cheek

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Learn more about cozy east side restaurant, Tongue in Cheek in this Q&A with Ryan Huseby, General Manager and Co-owner. Who started Tongue in Cheek, and when did you open its doors? Tongue in Cheek was started by us—Ashleigh Newman, Leonard Anderson, and Ryan Huseby in June of…

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