Join us at Seward Co-op Creamery Café for a dinner featuring Seward Community Co-op‘s July SEED recipient, Tamales y Bicicletas, an organization dedicated to strengthening Latino and immigrant communities through bike projects, green farming, cultural empowerment, and environmental justice.
We’ll enjoy a three-course meal featuring produce from Tamales y Bicicletas’ urban farm and hear about their food-based work in Latino and immigrant communities in the Twin Cities. Tickets are limited, so reserve your seat now.
Three-course dinner: $40
Non-alcoholic kombucha drink pairing: $9
Beer and wine also available for purchase.
About the SEED Program The SEED program is a simple yet powerful community giving opportunity that allows customers to round up their grocery bill at Seward Community Co-op for recipient organizations that share the co-op’s commitment to a healthy community. All funds donated at the register are given directly to the recipient organization at the end of each month, often totaling over $20,000 per month.
Seward Co-op Creamery Café hosted its fourth Farm Table dinner on Tuesday, April 17 with Dream of Wild Health, a Native American-led, nonprofit farm and youth-leadership program. The meal, created by Chef de Cuisine Matt Kappra, featured Indigenous ingredients supplemented with locally raised, grown, or made ingredients.
Some of the Creamery’s Farm Table dinners have featured local farms which are too small-scale to meet the demand of Seward Co-op stores, but a perfect size to meet the volume of our Café. Most recent Farm Table dinners have highlighted SEED recipients. Diners were thrilled to enjoy ingredients sourced from Native-owned producers, and inspired by Dream of Wild Health’s community work. Fresh and crisp produce from Wozupi Tribal Gardens’—spinach, daikon radish, winter greens—brought color and brightness to plates throughout the three courses. Red Lake Nation Fishery’s wild-caught walleye took center stage in the smoked walleye rillettes and again with a slow roasted duck breast, their sweet-and-sour chokeberry sauce balanced the savory elements of the dish. Puffed wild rice from Autumn Harvest piqued the curiosity of many Farm Table diners and sparked conversation throughout the room.
Red Lake Nation Fishery— As an Indian Nation, the people of Red Lake Nation are the guardians of the land and protect its natural state by managing over development. They are dedicated to preserving the health of beautiful Red Lake and all of its inhabitants. The tribal fisherman still fish in the traditional ways, using the wisdom of elders that was handed down from generation to generation. The fish are wild-caught by tribal fishermen, employing local knowledge and ancestral practices to deliver quality fish products in the most natural way. In doing this the tribal-owned company is helping the local Red Lake economy grow, by providing many jobs, and reinvestment opportunities in their small community.
Wozupi Tribal Gardens is an organic farm committed to growing food in a way that nourishes the earth, the community, and people’s minds and bodies. Using environmentally-sustainable and fair labor practices, they grow vegetables, herbs and fruit, produce eggs, honey, and maple syrup, and provide educational, therapeutic, and fun opportunities at the farm and through community outreach.
Autumn Harvest—Ronda and Randy Beaulieu are proud to offer wild rice that is hand-picked by members of the Ojibwe Nation. The rice is then “parched” or finished, in Sawyer, Minnesota. Traditional wild rice is dramatically different than paddy-grown “cultivated” wild rice and offers a true taste of Minnesota.
Join us at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café for a dinner featuring our April SEED recipient, Dream of Wild Health, a Native American-led, nonprofit farm and youth-leadership program. We’ll enjoy a three-course meal featuring Indigenous ingredients and hear stories about Dream of Wild Health’s work recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways. Tickets are limited, so reserve your seat now.