By Matt Kappra, Executive Chef
Winter is here, and with it comes a new Seward Co-op Creamery Café menu! Our winter menu went live Nov. 8. With it comes the return of some seasonal favorites, and some new dishes we are going to be trying throughout the winter months. With this menu change comes a shift in sourcing as well. During the summer, we focus heavily on sourcing from small farms. In an effort to extend our local season, we are beginning to shift our focus to larger local cooperatives. These larger cooperatives can help us get as much local product as we need to sustain us until next spring!
Along with the new menu comes a gradual change to the physical space of the Creamery building. We have officially moved away from large printed menus on the wall, and replaced them with newly redesigned handheld menus. Replacing the large wall printed menus are new chalkboard panels. These new panels will now showcase our rotating drink and menu specials. They also highlight local Community Foods producers and their products.
Stop in to see the farmers and vendors we’re featuring today!
Join us for a meal designed by Creamery Café executive chef Matt Kappra and made with produce from the Hmong American Farmers Association on Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m., at Seward Co-op Creamery Café. Donations will be accepted at the dinner.
Three-course dinner: $40
Kombucha pairing: additional $9
Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase.
Our October SEED Recipient
The Hmong American Farmers Association is Seward Co-op’s October SEED recipient. HAFA supports Hmong farmers in creating profitable, sustainable agricultural businesses. Round up at the register to donate in any amount at any Seward Co-op location throughout the month!
SEED donations to HAFA help provide healthy, fresh produce to more than 70,000 schoolchildren and tens of thousands of other neighbors in the Twin Cities region.
Seward Co-op’s SEED program is a simple yet powerful community giving opportunity that allows customers to round up their grocery bill at the co-op or check at Seward Co-op Creamery Café for recipient organizations that share our 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.
Learn more about HAFA on their website. Follow HAFA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Voting opens Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the annual Seward Co-op Board of Directors election. This year, there are three at-large seats up for election, each with three-year terms. There is one designated employee director seat open for a two-year term.
Co-op owners elect the board of directors—one vote per owner. Help maintain our healthy co-op democracy and participate in the direction we take as a community-owned business by casting your vote.
The election begins Tuesday, Oct. 2, and ends Tuesday, Oct. 30. Election results will be announced at the Annual Owner Meeting, Oct. 30. The meeting will feature a dinner and teachings on indigenous foods by Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef. Tickets are available now.
All co-op owners for whom we have a current email address will receive emails with a link to vote online.
Vote In Person/By Mail
A paper ballot and election brochure with full details will also be mailed to co-op owners early this month. Paper ballots will be accepted at any co-op location or can be mailed.
Meet the Candidates
The board of directors will host a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seward Co-op Creamery Café. The candidate forum is an opportunity to hear from board candidates and to mingle with fellow co-op owners.
Visit www.seward.coop to learn more and review the candidates. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not an owner? Become one today to have a say in the election. Visit Customer Service for details.