• Chasing Chickens and Porch Concerts: Isanti Spirits’ Rural Punk Rock Dreams Come True

    Glass blowing, live music, friendly chickens, and solar-powered spirits: these are among the highlights you’ll find in this installment of local food (and drink!) on MTMM as we visit Isanti Spirits in Isanti, MN— “Rural in its heart. Punk rock in its soul.”

  • Urban Harvest: Black Radish Farm Grows Community

    “Growing food is stressful,” explained Jade and Carrie of the artist-led Black Radish Urban Farm in Minneapolis. “It’s also a beautiful thing. Local food can build community.”

  • From Summer Job to Supermarket Shelves: Salad Girl Organic Salad Dressing

    Working summers at Madden’s on Gull Lake taught Pam Powell, founder of the Salad Girl fresh organic dressings, a love for local food. 

  • Baking Joy: Sourdough on the Farm’s Homegrown Business

    Jamie Levenhagen found her joy again when she started making sourdough bread during the pandemic. Baking sourdough was more than a passing hobby for Jamie. It became a calling. 

  • Heather’s Home Goods: Garden Paradise in Minnesota’s Cold Spot

    Heather Mahoney found her garden paradise in Embarrass, Minnesota. With her husband of 20 years and her little guard dog Storm, Heather has established an oasis for her family and her Embarrass and Virginia-area community.

  • 3 Bear Oats: Comfort Food That’s Good for You and the Planet Too

    A former French teacher who spent several years of her childhood living in France and traveling through Europe with her parents, Therese Moore wants to bring an international flavor profile to Minnesotans’ oatmeal experience. “Savory oat bowls are common in Scandinavia. I thought that Minnesota, the bold north, would enjoy these flavors too.