We are extremely excited to announce a partnership with Peace Coffee for our coffee counters at the Wedge and Wedge Table! Peace has a long-standing reputation in the Twin Cities for sourcing incredible organic and fair trade coffee, as well as uplifting both the communities where their coffee is grown and our community here in the Midwest. Along with being a supportive resource for our staff, Peace will be offering a proprietary blend brewed exclusively for our co-op and available at the Wedge and Wedge Table.
We’ve made some fresh updates in the deli department at Linden Hills! Come check out our NEW made-to-order menu featuring bowls, burritos, sandwiches and more. Enjoy better rotisserie chickens from Kadejan Farm in Glenwood, MN and explore our updated organic salad bar filled with the freshest produce from organic and local farms. We’ve raised the bar on the meals we make in-house, so the food you love is made with only the good stuff. View the menu HERE
Emily works in customer service at Wedge Lyndale and she’s really good at scouting out great deals. Whether it’s combining coupons with sales, or making the most out of special discount days, Emily has tips to help you find the best bargain. Emily will provide everything you need to know about coupon books, savings apps and insider shopping tips. View Emily’s Deals
Over 200,000 children in Minnesota live with food insecurity, not knowing where they will get their next meal. To combat this devastating reality, The Sheridan Story launched a weekend food program which provides 5-pound bags of nutritious food for when children can’t receive free and reduced meal programs at school. Through unique community and school partnerships, The Sheridan Story has grown to serve 170 school and over 5,000 kids each week in the Twin Cities metro area. During the summer months, they provide food bags for students enrolled in summer school, including some migrant summer schools in rural Minnesota. They also work with Surly and Dangerous Man Brewing to distribute garden produce through the school programs and provide meals at a local park in Roseville on the weekends. To find more information, please visit thesheridanstory.org.
The Sheridan Story is our Change Matters recipient for August. You can help their cause by donating at the register at all of our retail locations or signing up to volunteer on their website.
Sassy Cow Creamery is a family-owned creamery in Columbus, WI. Their delicious milk comes from cows raised with care on their nearby farm. Look for their milk on the shelves at the Wedge and support our Change Matters groups, Appetite for Change and The Sheridan Story.
TWIN CITIES CO-OP PARTNERS (TCCP)
In 2018, three board members will be elected to the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op board ‘at-large’ for the first time. The board seeks candidates with passion for our community, strong leadership skills and a collaborative approach. We welcome all owners in good standing to consider board service. The application deadline is June 29. To learn more visit tccp.coop/about/board-of-directors. If you have further questions about board candidacy, please email our board administrator at Christine.Levin@tccp.coop. A board member will respond to your inquiry.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. for the 2018 Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op Annual Meeting at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church.
The 2018 board meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month through September.
The 116 acres of organic land at Gardens of Eagan, the farm formerly operated by the Wedge, has sold! Brothers Jacob and Andrew Helling of Twin Organics have purchased the entirety of the farm; they purchased 11 acres of greenhouses and buildings at the farm this past fall. Twin Organics grows certified organic vegetables for Twin Cities restaurants. “We are excited to find a buyer like Twin Organics because of their commitment to organic farming,” said Josh Resnik, CEO of TCCP. “They are perfect partners to carry forward the vision we saw for the land when we invested three years in organic certification from 2012 to 2015.” Learn more about Jacob, Andrew and Twin Organics in the fall issue of Cultivate.
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
TWIN CITIES PRIDE FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Enjoy this FREE festival with music, food and hundreds of community groups celebrating the LGBTQ+ community! More info HERE
Sunday, June 24 at 11 a.m. • FREE
Hennepin Ave., North 3rd St. to 16th St.
Look for your Twin Cities co-ops in the parade! More info HERE
Share the love with our
EXCLUSIVE PRIDE KLEAN KANTEEN & DRINK KOOZIES
available at the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op during June. And stay cool with our sale on LaCroix water: $3.99 for a 12 pack!
Klean Kanteen 27 oz. Water Bottle $27.99
Our co-op is committed to the sixth cooperative principle: cooperation among co-ops. Our commissary kitchen is proud to provide bread and deli items for Valley Natural, Mississippi Market Co-op, Seward Co-op and North Market. All of our retail locations now carry Valley’s Own gluten-free baked goods. We’re thrilled to be working with local co-ops to provide quality food for our community.
Midwest Food Connection, our May Change Matters recipient, brings educational adventures in food, cooking, and gardening to children and their families. And they’re looking for your help! If you’re interested in connecting kids to their food, consider volunteering to work with students in their school gardens or on a local farm. Visit their website at midwestfoodconnection.org for more information.
The Wedge Co-op is proud to donate culled produce to Farmaste Animal Sanctuary twice a week. Produce from the Wedge feeds their three pigs Jeka, Violet and Ophelia.
At Farmaste Animal Sanctuary, they believe that all animals have inherent worth, and that farm animals are no exception to that rule. They work to rescue farm animals from cruelty situations, and bring them to their 79-acre farm in Lindstrom, MN. There the animals are allowed to roam in the pastures, and live out their days free from cruelty. Farmaste currently has 10 animals in their care. They are a nonprofit organization that is fully funded through donations. If you are interested in visiting, volunteering or donating, check out www.farmaste.org.
Join them for a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 9. Free farm tours take place every Saturday throughout the summer at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Conference is an annual winter event that brings together organic farmers, vendors and buyers for workshops and education. Wedge produce manager Nathan and buyers Char Lee and Jamie attended this year. From Char Lee, “It was so awesome and beneficial to put faces to the names and voices of our produce growers, and learn about the passion behind their products!”