- Wellness Wednesday, this week!
- September 22nd, 2014
By Klea Brewton-Fitzgerald
The fall equinox is a great reminder that cooler weather is on the way. With the kids, young and old, back in school sharing pens, books, and germs of various sorts, it’s prime time for stuffy noses and coughs. And the germs don’t stay as school, they get carried home to share with the family. Fortify your kids and yourself with immunity boosters from the Co-op Wellness Aisle such as: Vitamin C, Elderberry, Colloidal Silver, Rescue Remedy, Multivitamins, Mushrooms, Probiotics, Omegas, Herbal Tinctures, Essential Oils, and other supplements. Wellness staff, or any Co-op staff, are happy to help you find the best product for keeping you and your family feeling fine. The next Wellness Wednesday is September 24; all Wellness Products are 10% off (excluding items already on sale). We wish you a wonderful, healthy new school year!
- Upcoming Events
- August 29th, 2014
Minnesota on Mulberry, the 2nd Season
Friday, September 12
Join us on the patio for the final Minnesota on Mulberry of the season. The meal will showcase an abundance of local fare, featuring a pork tenderloin from Mrs. Pork (Glencoe, MN).
Nestled in the small farming community of Glencoe, MN, Mrs. Pork is locally owned and operated by Dave and Terry Theis. Dave has been in the pork business for a long time, starting out as a farmer and herdsman, eventually earning the recognition as one of the top 10 best-managed farms in America by Top Farmer Magazine. He and Terry have since transitioned to processing pork, rather than raising it. However, they retain quality relationships with their area producers, all five of which are located within 50 miles of the Glencoe processing facility.
Mrs. Pork products are all Certified Duroc Pork – raised on a purely vegetarian diet and with strict growing guidelines to ensure healthy animals. Minimally processed without added chemicals, artificial ingredients, or coloring ingredients, Mrs. Pork is a delicious all-natural local pork option.
Kids @ the Co-op
Tuesday, September 16
Come celebrate Farm-to-School month and get new ideas for back to school lunch and snack ideas at the St. Peter Food Co-op’s “Kids @ the Co-op” on Tuesday, September 16 from 5-7pm. A free event, geared for kids under 12 and their families, complete with live music by Gallimaufry, activities by Community Education and the St. Peter Art Center, free samples, and a chance to meet several of the Co-op’s local farmers and vendors.
Kids @ the Co-op is an opportunity to celebrate good-for-you foods and encourage kids to experiment with their taste buds. It also gives the whole family a chance to learn where their food comes from, especially during Minnesota’s peak harvest season. Complete with free samples, great giveaways, and a chance to meet Mulberry Moo, our Co-op Kids Club mascot.
- Thousand Hills Cattle Company Beef Sale!
- July 25th, 2014
Starts today! Only while supplies last.
If you were to take a trip to Todd Churchill’s ranch in Cannon Falls, MN, you would see a herd of cattle idly grazing on pasture rich with grasses and legumes growing in fertile soil. Picturesque, no? If you were to make your way to this small piece of Minnesotan pasture, you would not just be looking at any herd of cattle, but home base for Thousand Hills Cattle Company. Started back in 2003, THCC was the brainchild of Todd Churchill, whose main goal was to grow and market superior tasting beef. His solution: carefully selected cattle that thrive on a 100% grassfed diet without any added hormones or antibiotics getting in the way of flavor and quality. With time, Todd’s 500 acre farm could not stand up to the nation-wide demand for Thousand Hills beef all on its own, so he has developed a network of independent farmers throughout the Midwest committed to raising beef following THCC’s established protocols. Through the rapid growth of the THCC brand, Todd has remained true to the founding principles of humanely raised beef that is truly a cut above the rest.