• Sweet release: Fiddlesticks Bakery makes gluten free taste so good

    Jenny Casper relaunched Fiddlesticks Bakery, her Eagan cottage bakery, in the fall of 2023 with gluten-free celiac-friendly cinnamon rolls. 

  • Best in Show: First-Generation Family Farm Rustic Roots is MN Garlic Festival Winner

    The Olberdings bought a neglected piece of farmland in Alexandria. Removing the decaying farm equipment and taking care of the land itself allowed them to establish their award-winning garlic crop.

  • Healthy and Happy Food Relationships: Kelsey Endres of Eat Me Bakery

    Embracing a healthy relationship with food was something that Kelsey Enders of Eat Me Bakery MPLS learned. “I was taught to be afraid of food, to see it as something that had to be limited. Many of us who grew up in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s were subjected to an intense diet culture,” shared Kelsey.

  • 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.

  • Homemade Happiness: Heartland Hooga Bakeshop Bakes from the Heart for the Stomach

    Jessica Babiar, the founder of in-home cottage bakeshop Heartland Hooga, has many core memories centered on food. Her love of baked goods started with holidays featuring handmade treats from her family. This highlight helped nurture a love of baked goods and linked them as a love language.