The "weed" purslane has been a highly regarded food in India, Persia, and Europe for centuries. It has a high water content and is high in Vitamins A and C and Omega 3 fatty acids.

—by Emma Onawa

Next time you weed your garden, don’t compost, make a salad! Many of those pesky invaders in our yards and gardens can be made or incorporated into delicious and nutritious salads and side dishes. The price is right and they are high in nutrition.

Purchase items for the Midway Foodshelf at HPC at a 28% discount. Tell the cashier that your items are for the food shelf. Donations are held at the cash register for our food shelf volunteer to pick up.

  • Attention new members!
  • Quarterly 10% discount coupons
  • New general manager
  • Membership coordinator contact information

Please join the Hampden Park Co-op Board of Directors and staff in welcoming Kari Neathery as our new General Manager. Kari comes to us with 23 years of experience in the non-profit industry; most recently Kari was Executive Director of the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association. Kari possesses the skills in finance, marketing, human resources, and building management we were looking for in order to lead HPC into profitability while preserving the culture we all love and enjoy at HPC.

—by Meredith Sommers

—by Rachel Fang

Not having been around many babies lately, I enjoyed meeting Ike Russell at his home in South Minneapolis near Powderhorn Park. Ike may not have been having as much fun as I did, as he was juggling diaperless one-year-old Oliver in one hand and setting up a DVD for three-year-old Sebastian with the other.

Membership Coordinator Naomi Jackson details HPC's new discount policy, offers opportunities for using your summer free time to volunteer additional time at the co-op, and reminds members moving away that they can sell their share back to the co-op.

—by Anne Holzman

Built in 1902, the building now owned by Hampden Park Co-op, 928–930 Raymond Avenue, stands as a remnant of St. Anthony Park’s foundation. Only the fire station across the street can claim to have seen so much of the past century.