GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn -- Seward Co-op is a 44-year-old grocery co-op with a strong commitment to giving back to its community. The co-op first opened in 1972 at the corner of 22nd and Franklin avenues in Minneapolis.

Since its inception, Seward Co-op has developed initiatives such as the SEED program, which has contributed more than $1 million to local nonprofits, and P6, which supports products that are local, cooperatively owned owned/non-profit, and created by small farmers and producers. In 2015, Seward Co-op opened its second location, the Friendship store, at the corner of 38th St. and 3rd. Ave. in south Minneapolis.

Today, Seward Co-op has more than 16,000 owners, employs nearly 350 Twin Cities residents, and recently renovated the Creamery Café.

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· Trail Mix Ideas

o Fall Flavors: Pecans, dried apples, maple granola, pumpkin seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon

o Power Mix: Goji berries, pistachios, dried blueberries, flax seeds, dark chocolate chips

· Easy Snack Ideas

o Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas: Chickpeas, white vinegar, coarse sea salt, extra virgin olive oil

· Halloween Snack Mix Ideas

o Halloween Popcorn Mix: Butter popcorn, almond bark, candy corn, peanuts, Heath English Toffee Bites, sprinkles

o Spooky Snack Mix: Small pretzels, caramel corn, chocolate-flavored rice cereal, candy corn mix, salted pretzels