Whether regular shoppers, moral supporters, neighbors or just admirers, most Twin Citians know and care about the community impact of the Seward Co-op, the iconic hub of Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood. On Tuesday, October 4, Co-op owners and neighbors will gather for their 2016 Annual Meeting. More than a mere meeting, this will be a celebration of the first anniversary of the Co-op’s Friendship Store! (http://seward.coop/posts/1002)
Unlike most pro forma annual meetings, the official meeting of the Seward Board will feature music, a community meal – complete with gluten-free and vegetarian diets listed on the Co-op link posted above. There will also be an announcement of Board election results and 2017 SEED recipients plus activities for restless young attendees!
What drew my attention to the celebration of the Co-op’s Friendship Store was a great article shared on Civil Eats. Written by local freelance writer and editor, Susan Pagani, the article lauds the success of the bold venture that is the Friendship Store! Check it out here: http://civileats.com/2016/09/20/this-minneapolis-cooperative-grocery-store-is-working-to-break-the-diversity-mold/