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May Positive Change: The Good Acre

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

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Community Partner Spotlight: Urban Growler

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Urban Growler is the first women-owned microbrewery in Minnesota. They brew delicious craft beer and offer a full food menu of thoughtfully sourced eats out of their taproom and beer garden. Learn more by reading our Q&A below with co-owner Jill Pavlak! When did you open Urban Growler, and…

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The Best Oils for Cooking

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Not all cooking oils are created equal. They vary in performance, flavor, and nutrition! Some oils are ideal for cooking at high temperatures, and others are better for imparting flavor and depth to your dish. One of the most important things to consider is how an oil has been processed…

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Instructor Profile: Kimiko Molasky

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When did you start cooking? Tell us more about your story with food. Because my parents were busy running clothing stores, I, as the oldest of four, started cooking for my family when I was 10 years old. This taught me the pleasure of sharing meals and cooking for people.

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Staff Profile: Meet Sarah Cromett

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As a community-owned and cooperatively operated business, co-op employees are some of Mississippi Market’s greatest assets. Our friendly, dedicated staff possess a wealth of knowledge. They work diligently to provide you with access to the freshest, healthiest foods and the safest, most effective personal health and beauty care products available.

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Meet Artist Kprecia Ambers

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The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this spring with a new local artist, Kprecia Ambers. You can purchase her prints at the register through the end of June, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artist. Born and raised in Minneapolis,…

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April Positive Change: The Food Group

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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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Frederick Douglass and Co-ops in 1846

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By David J. Thompson Frederick Douglass drew himself up to his height of just over 6 feet, looked out over the packed audience of over 1,000 — mostly millworkers — and vociferously and eloquently described his life as a slave in the United States of America. It was Oct. 10,…

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Racial Redlining Fought by Postwar Interracial Co-ops

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By David J. Thompson Levittown on Long Island in New York State is regarded as America’s first modern planned suburb. Built to accommodate returning World War II veterans, Levittown opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1947. When complete, Levittown had 17,447 homes with a population of over 50,000. Levittown became…

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Leaders are Readers: Book Recommendations from Dr. Artika Tyner

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Dr. Artika R. Tyner (on the right in the photo above) is a passionate educator, award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She is the founder of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI), whose mission is to “plant people” while offering them key educational and learning opportunities.

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