At the Co-op

  • Minnesota on Mulberry
  • July 9th, 2014
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    Join us Friday, July 18 (6-8pm) for the next Minnesota on Mulberry! This time, the meal will feature a Red Lake Walleye Fillet.

    The Red Lake Nation Fishery, located in Redby, MN just north of Bemidji, exemplifies the power of a locally owned and operated business. Throughout the year, the Fishery buys hook-and-line caught fish from over 400 anglers from the local community. Bianca Mendoza, Marketing and Sales Representative for the Fishery, says “we prefer the hook and line caught method because individual members are able to get out on the lake and make an income.”  In addition to the anglers, the Fishery directly employs around 80 people to hand fillet each and every fish that runs through the facility. By making regular donations to the elders, offering yearly scholarships to graduating seniors and job training for youth, the impact of the Fishery is spread throughout. Not only is the Fishery helping to drive the local economy, it is doing so in a way that ensures the fish will persist in perpetuity, thus safeguarding the community’s future.

    Come enjoy live music by Geoff Elvee on the patio and a delicious, local meal.

    $15 (non-members), $12 (member-owners)

  • Eat Local Farm Tour
  • June 30th, 2014
  • As you walk through the aisles of your co-op, picking up that fresh, crisp, leafy green lettuce from Gardens of Eagan or grabbing that glass milk bottle, cream top of course, from Cedar Summit Farms, do you ever wonder how that fresh produce or milk made it to the shelves of your co-op?  What do bees, goats, and vegetables have in common anyway?  Sure, their products are all for sale at your local Co-op, but why does that matter?  These are all great questions that can be answered by attending the 2014 Eat Local Farm Tour.  Don’t stay in the dark about your food – get connected!  By purchasing local products, you are supporting your local farmers by providing them a fair price for the food that they grow and produce for you.

    The farmers, together with the Twin Cities Co-ops, would like to invite you to a day out on their farms.  Join us on Saturday, July 19 as you explore the local foodshed, visit with your farmers, and learn how they grow or make your food.  The Eat Local Farm Tour, now in it’s fourth year, continues to grow and educate communities on what good and real food is, while providing a place for you to really get in touch with what you are consuming.

    You will find the scenery on the farms in the countryside to be picturesque; rolling hills, lush green land, happy cows!  Your urban farm tour could include some fun folks on bikes in bee costumes that will lead you to the sweet honey and bees that produce it for you!  You get to decide how you best want to connect to your food.  Consider packing a picnic lunch for your family and taking in the beauty of the countryside.  The co-ops also welcome you to stop by for lunch.   You don’t need to be a member to shop at the co-ops and you will find many of the foods that you saw in the fields, on our shelves.  It’s that fresh!

    Confirmed on this year’s tour are:  Kohnert Organic Farms, East Henderson Farm, Cedar Summit, L and R Produce, Simple Harvest Farm Organics, Ferndale Farm, Humble Pie Farm, Bossy Acres, Singing Hills Goat Dairy, Gardens of Eagan, WEI, 10th Street Farm & Market, Big River Farm, Whistling Well Farm, Star Prairie Trout Farm, Growing Lots, Beez Kneez, and Stone’s Throw.

    Stay connected to the tour and follow what is happening Check out the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EatLocalFarmTour.coop.  For an electronic copy of the guide, Click here. Otherwise, pick up a hard copy at the St. Peter Food Co-op.

    The Twin Cities Food Co-ops thank you for your patronage to our stores, and we hope you will get out on the farms and learn where your food comes from.

  • Minnesota on Mulberry, the 2nd Season
  • June 11th, 2014
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    The 2nd season of our local dinner series, Minnesota on Mulberry, is soon upon us. Take an evening to enjoy a fabulous local meal, listen to some music, and enjoy the weather. Food will be served from 6-8pm and the meal will be $12 for Co-op member-owners and $15 for non-members. Save the dates for all 4 evenings at the Co-op: June 27, July 18, August 15, and September 12.