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March Positive Change: 2018 MN FoodShare March Campaign

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March’s Positive Change recipient is the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Each year, Mississippi Market participates in the campaign, a program that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The March Campaign is the largest food and fund drive in the state and has been operating annually since…

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Ask a Local Chef: Kristin Hamaker

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Chef Kristin Hamaker is a longtime Mississippi Market Co-op member and founder of Goosefoot Kitchen, a weekly meal-planning service focused on healthful food, self-sufficiency, and mindful eating. In addition to being a local chef, she’s also a cooking instructor, good food advocate, and edible gardening guru. You can find her teaching meal-planning classes at the co-op and demoing simple from-scratch recipes while you shop.

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Making the Most of Citrus Season

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By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen We’re still in the heart of citrus season, and there are many delicious options to choose from. Speak with your co-op’s produce staff to learn which citrus is best at the moment and don’t hesitate to ask for a sample!…

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Eating Local Year-Round

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Frigid temperatures, frozen ground, frosty breath. It’s nearly inconceivable that eating locally-grown produce during Minnesotan winters is possible. Local hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic farmers have proved otherwise. Producers like Living Waters in Wells, Minn. (hydroponic tomatoes), Living Greens Farm in Faribault, Minn. (aeroponic salad…

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Local Profile: Hmong American Farmers Association

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Hmong American farmers have been transforming the local Twin Cities food economy since arriving from Laos and Thailand over 40 years ago as political refugees during the Vietnam War. From an active presence at metro-area farmers’ markets, where local Hmong American farmers now account for more than 50 percent of…

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Honoring the African-American Co-op Movement

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Throughout history, grassroots activism has played a key role in addressing racial and socioeconomic oppression, exploitation, and segregation. The cooperative movement formed in direct opposition to corrupt business practices to address food and social justice issues, economic independence, product quality standards, labor conditions, and methods of ownership. Oftentimes, the consumer…

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February Positive Change: Twin Cities Mobile Market

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February’s Positive Change recipient is Twin Cities Mobile Market, a grocery store on wheels that brings affordable, nutritious food directly into under-resourced neighborhoods. This mobile food market closes the gap between food shelves and full-service supermarkets by providing a wide selection of fresh foods at or below market prices in…

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Commemorating Credjafawn Co-op

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Interior view, Credjafawn Co-op Store, 678 Rondo, St. Paul. ca 198. Locator no. HF4.6 p7, Negative no. 20099. © Minnesota Historical Society Collection.   Lively photographs of Credjafawn Co-op from 1948 document a tidy, well-equipped corner store with white-painted porcelain cases, a two-tiered air-conditioned produce display backed…

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Jam Jar Salad Dressings

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Presented by Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen Making your own salad dressings is simple and easy using staples you may already have on hand. Shake all ingredients well in a jam jar, taste for seasoning, and you’re ready to go! Maple & Mustard Dressing…

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Countdown to Game Day Combos

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7 days, 7 ways to feed the fans Party planning for the big game? Tackle your guests’ game day appetites with an array of tasty co-op combos! Each day, beginning Sunday, January 28th and continuing through Saturday, February 3rd, you’ll find daily deals and game day food pairings being sampled…

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