Seward Co-op turns 40 in style

Seward Co-op turns 40 in style
From Farmer to Franklin: Seward Co-op celebrates its 40th anniversary

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This weekend the south Minneapolis favorite Seward Co-op turned 40, and to celebrate, it threw a big party. Founded in 1972, Seward Co-op has been a staple in the Minneapolis Co-op scene. To mark the occasion, the co-op put together a gathering of local artists and food and beverage vendors in East River Flats Park.

The Co-op
The Co-op

In attendance were several local music acts to help ramp up the festivities, including a group of young fiddlers called Fiddles on Fire--kids from from 10 to 12 years old playing classic American, Irish, and Swedish folk tunes. Also in attendance were The Bunny Clogs, The Brass Messengers, Malamanya, and Willie Murphy, a 30-year veteran in the blues and R&B scene. 

In addition to all the live music, Seward Co-op invited some local food truck favorites, including Barrio and Chef Shack. The folks from Whisky Junction grilled sausages courtesy of the Co-op. Chow Girls catering served both vegetarian and vegan options, while local microbrewer Flat Earth Brewery brought a variety of beers, root beers, and ginger ales. 

A little Barrio and Chef Shack action
A little Barrio and Chef Shack action
The event also included booths from KFAI radio, Hub Bike Co-op, Spire Credit Union, Wirth Co-op, the Walker Art Center, and HOURCAR.

Seward Co-op marketing manager Tom Vogel said that well over 1,000 people attended the event. For more information on Seward Co-op, visit the website .
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2823 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406


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