• Make-it-Yourself Mixes
  • March 25th, 2015
  • Mason jars are all the rage these days. Fill yours up with Make it Yourself Mixes from Jenn and Denise’s class for a gift or yourself. Some of these are great for long-term storage while others are better suited for quick use. Most ingredients are available in the bulk aisle.

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  • Brunch and Breakfast Ideas
  • March 9th, 2015
  • Brunch, that crazy meal that qualifies as both breakfast and lunch. The creator of brunch was clearly a genius. Medea gave us some great ideas for brunch in her class last week – perfect for family gatherings or just a weekend treat.

    If you are interested in teaching a class at the Co-op, cooking or otherwise, contact Becca – 934.4880 or [email protected]

    IMG_0045French Toast Casserole

    Make it the night before, or right before baking. Fruity and delicious – consider smothering it with local maple syrup for added greatness.


    Easy Egg Casserole

    It’s called “easy” for a reason. A different take on the classic egg bake – easily adapted for vegetarian and omnivore eaters alike.

    Spring Trifle

    If you’re going for the looks and style award, go for the trifle. It looks as good as it tastes – experiment with your favorite fruits or cakes.

    Ambrosia Salad

    A refreshing side dish to either of the above casseroles. Use your favorite fruits and don’t skimp on the coconut.  Another great side dish is Sugared Orange Slices – Slice Oranges or Blood Oranges, sprinkle with sugar, refrigerate overnight. It pairs especially well with the Easy Egg Bake.

  • March Campaign
  • March 4th, 2015
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    The St. Peter Food Co-op is once again participating in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign – raising food and funds for the St. Peter Area Food Shelf.  The Co-op is in a unique position, partnering both with community and business partners here in St. Peter and Co-ops throughout the state. Through these partnerships, the St. Peter Area Food Shelf benefits directly by receiving thousands of pounds of food/dollars to stock its shelves and, through the cooperative spirit, Minnesota Food Co-ops are repeatedly among the top contributors to the Campaign state-wide, falling in just behind some of Minnesota’s largest corporations.

    March is an especially important time to donate because all food and money given earn the St. Peter Area Food Shelf credits that can be used for purchasing food from Second Harvest throughout the entire year – the more we donate now, the more credits the Food Shelf receives to meet demand year round.

    The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is a unique event that unites Minnesota businesses, faith communities, schools, and civic groups for one month to focus on the issues of hunger and raise cash and food donations for nearly 300 food shelves throughout the state. All of the donations gathered in St. Peter, whether non-perishable food items or cash, go directly to the St. Peter Area Food Shelf, making this a prime opportunity to “give where you live.”

    In 2014, the St. Peter Food Co-op and partnering businesses and organizations contributed over 11,280 pounds/dollars to the St. Peter Area Food Shelf during the annual March Campaign.  With the addition of local churches, scout troops, and area schools, the Food Shelf received much needed donations. Through our partnerships with other Minnesota Food Co-ops, we collectively raised 107,660 pounds/dollars in our respective communities, making us the 4th top giver in the state.

    The St. Peter Food Co-op is proud to take part in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.  Though the Co-op makes regular donations to the St. Peter Area Food Shelf, we are excited to harness the power of our community and lead the drive to “give where you live” to make the impact even greater.

    Community members can make donations throughout the month of March at the following locations:

    Arts Center of Saint Peter
    Benedictine Living Community
    Central Square Apartments
    Dranttel Sales and Service Inc.
    First National Bank of Minnesota
    Good Samaritan Offices
    Good Samaritan Society Heritage Meadows
    HomeTown Bank St. Peter
    Jarraff Industries
    Mayo Clinic Health System St. Peter
    McDonald’s Nicollet County Bank
    Nutter Clothing Company
    River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic
    River Rock Coffee
    Scandian Grove Lutheran
    Select Communications
    SouthPoint Federal Credit Union
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    St. Peter Library
    The Fair Emporium
    Wells Federal Bank
    Area churches