Mississippi Market Co-op to Host Local Food Fest

Celebrate all things local at the co-op!
Mississippi Market will be hosting a Local Food Fest on Saturday, June 17 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at all three store locations. At this fun, family-friendly event, you will meet local growers and producers, sample their delicious fresh foods, shop exclusive sales on local products, and enjoy live jazz, blues, and acoustic music. Come taste some of our favorite local meats, cheeses, fresh produce, ice cream, and more. Local vendors will include favorites such as Ferndale Market, Salad Girl, Gerhard’s Brats, and many others. Additionally, youth interns from Urban Roots, our June Positive Change recipient, will be leading cooking, gardening, and environmental conservation activities.

The Local Food Fest will feature:

  • Local farmers, makers, and producers
  • Local food
  • Live music
  • Exclusive sales
  • Raffle prizes
  • Activities with Urban Roots youth​

Activities with Urban Roots Youth:

East 7th store – Test your sense of smell with Urban Roots’ Market Garden fresh herb identification game.
Selby store – Meet Urban Roots’ Cook Fresh Crew and sample youth-made treats featuring seasonal produce. Recipe included!
West 7th store – Speak with Urban Roots’ Conservation Crew about native Minnesota plants. Learn all about the activity taking place below ground and guess how deep native roots can reach!


Members of the West 7th Business Association including President Kent Petterson participated in the March 17th Stop for Me event at the crosswalk on West 7th at Goodrich. These educational enforcement events have been held in the city for the past three years to emphasize pedestrian safety and the state law requiring motorists to stop for pedestrians crossing the street. More information about these events can be found here http://www.smart-trips.org/crosswalk-events/

W7BA Member
was featured in Minnesota Monthly February 2017: “Now Open: Pajarito Modern Mexican cooking comes to West Seventh Street in St. Paul”

W7BA Member
Wings Financial
reports that Consumer Reports rates the credit union as one of the three best in the United States for customer service.

Riverview Corridor Pre-­Project Development Study

The West 7th Business Association and its 70+ members have been following the Pre-Project transit study with great interest.

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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine | The Best of the Twin Cities
by Mpls.St.Paul Editors | November 19, 2015
Best ’Hood On The Brink
West Seventh, St. Paul (edited)

One of St. Paul’s oldest neighborhoods sprang from a squatter’s camp founded by infamous bootlegger Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant in 1832. Though soldiers eventually destroyed the makeshift settlement to allow for the expansion of Fort Snelling, it paved the way for the more reputable West Seventh, named for the street that runs from downtown to the Highway 5 bridge. Today, the commercial and residential district comprises historic brick buildings, Victorian-era homes, and a demographic gumbo that includes artists, African and Asian immigrants, and descendants of the area’s original European settlers. Its businesses range from old school (the Pearson’s Candy factory, Mancini’s Steakhouse) to new cool (breweries such as Bad Weather, boutique/gallery Artista Bottega). Add to the mix ambitious projects like the live-work artist lofts at the old Schmidt Brewing site and the forthcoming Seven Corners Gateway mixed-use development and you’ve got the makings for St. Paul’s answer to Northeast Minneapolis. Fingers crossed it doesn’t forget its roots in the process.


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