• Chocolate Joy for Everyone: Curly Girlz Candy’s Sugar Free Delights

    Paula Even Trenda of Curly Girlz Candy is a self-declared chocolate person.  Curly Girlz Candy was born from Paula’s love for creating recipes and sharing the joy of handmade treats with other people.

  • From Kitchen Saucepan to Main Street Tasting Room: Sweet Haven Tonics’ Elevated Cocktail Adventure

    Leah Treleven of Sweet Haven Tonics in New Ulm used to think of herself as a cautious person. “I became a teacher in part because my parents had been teachers. I knew the path. I knew where it was going. It felt very comfortable.”

  • Big Dreams and Microgreens: Zumbrota’s The Greensted’s Regenerative Community Project

    Dean and Jayne Bredlau have built a regenerative space—both for agriculture and their community—on a tranquil hilltop in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Discover the inspiration and mission of The Greensted and the Greensted Farm store.

  • The Argyle Moose: Creating Community Space in Hugo

    Visit the Argyle Moose--an artisan store in Hugo, Minnesota that carries products from over 50 local makers. Discover how Celeste Knipping and her family have created a community space--both for makers and shoppers.

  • Smith+Trade Collaborative: A Fresh Celebration of Minnesota Local Artisans

    Kelli Kaufer and Mina Carlson of Stillwater’s Smith+Trade Mercantile and the new Smith+Trade Collaborative exude an [...]

  • The Lavender Barnyard: Historic Farm Blooms Again

    Marie Schuhwerck never anticipated being a lavender farmer. She now manages over 300 plants, organizes farm tours, curates lavender self-care products, and is about to open an on-site store with other local makers.