Women Powered! – Maazah Chutney

  Yasameen & Sheilla Sajady Co-founders of Maazah Chutney in St. Paul    Sisters Yasameen and Sheilla started making chutney a few years ago. “We come from a family of small business owners,” says Yasameen. “I guess it’s in our DNA and our obsession with condiments. We love exploring new flavors and recipes, and we … Continued

Women Powered! – Alakef Coffee Roasters & City Girl Coffee

Alyza Bohbot James Owner & CEO of Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee in Duluth   Before Alakef and its offshoot City Girl Coffee began connecting women-owned coffee growers and sellers around the world, it was a family business. Alyza’s father, who came to the U.S. from Morocco, pined for a robust European style … Continued

Women Powered! Harmony Valley Farm

Andrea Yoder Co-Owner of Harmony Valley Farm in Viroqua, Wisconsin As she sees it, Andrea Yoder’s background as a dietician and chef is a natural complement to her life as a farmer. “I’m still a chef,” says Yoder. “My job now is to nourish people by growing organic food, but I also try to help … Continued

Why Pasture Raised Pork Does a Body Good

  It’s a very exciting time for all of us at Lakewinds, with exclusive access to pasture-raised pork from TC Farm. Personally, when I hear the words grass-fed or pasture-raised, my first thoughts jump to the ethics — raising animals in a compassionate way, having the golden ticket to roam free, as well as the … Continued

From Pasture to Plate, the Passion of TC Farm

                  It was a July morning, blazing hot already at 8 am. We arrived at TC Farm with grayish blue skies threatening a little rain, the humid fog rising above the dark green pastures. As I opened my car door I was greeted by the sounds and smell … Continued

Veriditas Botanicals | Local Producer Q&A

    Speaking with Melissa Farris, you quickly grasp her passion for her life’s work. Part chemist and herbalist, part innovative business owner, 100% environmentalist, Farris is the founder of Veriditas Botanicals. She’s also the U.S. agent for S.A. Plantes Aromatics du Diois (SAPAD). The largest selling EO cooperative in the world, SAPAD sells over one-third of … Continued

Minnesota Turkeys for Your Thanksgiving Feast

When you talk about Minnesota to your out-of-state friends and family, you probably mention our many beautiful lakes, the cabin life up north, our vibrant Twin Cities arts scene or our amazing restaurants. This November, we think you should add one more impressive Minnesota thing to your list … turkeys. Did you know Minnesota is … Continued

Support Local Farmers: Growing Your Community Roots

Whether they sow acres of corn, tend a plot of tomatoes or graze 40 head of cattle, farmers are in the business of growing our food. Over the past few years, we have been urged to “know our farmer” or “buy local,” sometimes without even understanding why this might really be an important thing to … Continued