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A Poetic Invitation to See the World of Birds

I am a follower of The Alley Newspaper. I once resided in the Seward area and enjoyed the neighborhood and community feeling.  I spent many hours at the Seward Co-op and Deli””a great place. I do have a concern for the dwindling bird population in areas of the city including the great areas of Phillips-Seward and other areas included in your news and circulation. Thank you for caring, Cassandra (more…)

SEWARD CO-OP & Deli Debuts “Preferred Products: Principle 6” Oct. 2

By Lindsey Frey and Tom Vogel “While organic and fair trade are very important, Principle 6 of the 7 International Principles adds support for local economies and quality small-scale production. We hope the P6 boosts sales for these producers and businesses, ”¦ giving shoppers a quick way to identify ”˜best of the best”' products and companies,”'” says Sean Doyle, general manager. 7 International Cooperative Principles. Voluntary and Open Membership Democratic Member Control Member Economic Participation Autonomy and Independence Education, Training and Information Cooperation Among Cooperatives Concern for Community P6 Products criteria: Local ”“a product grown or produced in the 5-state region - MN, WI, SD, ND, IA. Cooperative/nonprofit ”“cooperative ownership of the business, where members have a stake in the business, or nonprofit status. Small farmer/producer ”“a.) independently owned and operated, and b.) selling direct to store or through a local distributor with a regional distribution area. Find P6 list of items at: Customer Service Desk, www.seward.coop. www.p6.coop

Seward Co-Op Creates Rating for Excellence and Cooperative Ethics “Principle Six” “preferred products” Debuts Oct. 2

by Lindsey Frey and Tom Vogel Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli launches a new product rating system October 2nd that highlights products from small, local farmers and producers, as well as cooperative businesses. Going beyond the expected “organic” and “local” labeling, conscientious shoppers can select and purchase items produced in the most responsible ways possible. Principle Six (P6) is an initiative created by Seward Co-op and five consumer grocery cooperatives nationwide in partnership with Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative encourage consumers to use purchasing dollars to support small, local farmers and producers, as well as cooperative businesses. “Historically, many co-op shoppers have aligned their grocery purchases with companies that best represent their values,” said Sean Doyle, general manager of Seward Co-op. “While organic and fair trade are very important, P6 takes into account other values, including support for local economies and quality small-scale production. We hope the P6 designation boosts sales for these producers and businesses, while also giving our shoppers a quick way to identify products and companies we”'ve vetted as ”˜the best of the best.”'” (more…)

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