Some of our favorite local Minnesota partners and products
Bushel Boy Farms
Keith Kersten, Founder
Located in Owatonna, Minnesota, Bushel Boy Farms was founded in 1990 with the simple desire to grow fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes year-round — even in the middle of January. Bushel Boy Farms picks every tomato ripe off the vine before carefully getting them to stores as quickly as possible, making sure to keep them at maximum freshness.
City Girl Coffee
Alyza Bohbot, Founder
Started in 2015, City Girl Coffee works to source coffee from women-owned and -managed farms in order to bring awareness and equality to the women producing their coffee beans. Not only are they dedicated to sourcing, they also send a portion of every sale to organizations that support their partners and surrounding communities.
Izzy’s Ice Cream
Lara Hammel & Jeff Sommers, Cofounders
Izzy’s Ice Cream is dedicated to the fine details. Not only do they make roughly 150 flavors, but they put time and care into every single one of them. They prep the fruits, wood-fire the pistachios, crush the biscotti and marinate the coffee beans — all a part of making sure the ingredients get as much love as the ice cream.
Sue Kakuk, Founder
Snack bars that dare to be different, Kakookies are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free. Packed with flavor, Kakookies uses ingredients like chia seeds, flaxseed meal, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds and dried fruits — the product of two-time Pillsbury Bake-Off finalist Sue Kakuk’s passion for food.
Lee Wallace, Owner & CEO
Since 1996, Peace Coffee has been producing organic, fair trade coffees from small-sale grower cooperatives that invest in their farmers. Owner Lee Wallace handles the day-to-day operations of Peace Coffee with her trusty cattle dog, Ruby, by her side. She loves to travel to the cooperatives that provide the delicious coffee her company roasts and brews.
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