Board of Director Candidate Forum

Seward Co-op’s Board of Directors will host a Candidate Forum as part of the 2017 election. We will gather in the Creamery Café to hear from and meet the candidates, and to visit with fellow co-op owners. LaDonna Sanders-Redmond, Diversity and Community Engagement Manager, will facilitate the large group portion of the evening and we’ll also have some time for informal conversation. In past years, voters have told the board that written essays alone make it difficult to distinguish candidates. We hope the forum will encourage dialogue about governing our cooperative. What questions might you ask of co-op board candidates?!

Light food and one free drink ticket is provided with all RSVPs. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. Space is limited; please register now!

Please note:
 beginning at 6 p.m. we will admit those who RSVP. If you are not present by 6:15 p.m., your spot may be given to others on a first come, first served basis.

Happy Anniversary, Creamery Café

The Seward Co-op Creamery Café relaunched last fall with a casual, comfortable atmosphere and family-friendly menu. It may be a pit stop on your way to work or a go-to lunch spot or happy hour choice for your family—but to many it’s evolved into more than that. Over the last year, thanks to our staff and community, the space is a venue in which to learn about food by sharing experiences with loved ones and also those who bring it from the farm to the table.

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The menu features familiar favorites, as well as several dishes that range from vegetarian sandwiches to classic brunch fare. Local producer, Sonny’s Ice Cream, located in Uptown, provides our hand-dipped ice cream. We also offer local ice cream treats from Sweet Science and Jonny Pops. During warm-weather months, customers can sip a beverage or enjoy a meal on our new patio. The warm and inviting physical space is conducive to conversation and a great location in which to study, enjoy a family meal, or host a business meeting.

The café intentionally sources from local farms that may be too small or lacking the resources to support the sales and customer demand of our retail stores, in an effort to support up-and-coming farmers growing their operations. Plus, it keeps money right here in the community we share. Follow us on social media or subscribe to our eNewsletter for information on attending one of our upcoming Farm Table Dinners, forums or other community events.

Not only does the café rely heavily on many of the small farmers and producers who provide our grocery stores with local ingredients, but we also source from ourselves. Café customers can expect Seward Co-op baked goods, sausage and housemade soups. Keep an eye out for cooperatively handcrafted items for sale in our retails case, like pesto, curry sauce, and jam.

Customers who dine in the café are also supporting the businesses with which Seward Co-op partners. The cooperation within Seward Co-op and among our farmers and diners contributes to the creation of wealth in our community one dish at a time.