• 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.

  • Reporting for Cookie Duty: Matt Rosen of Sergeant Shortbread’s New Call to Service

    Retirement from military service led Matt Rosen to an unexpected kitchen adventure. Since “trading in my combat boots for cookbooks, I now stand ready to report for cookie duty!” 

  • Celebrating Their “Minnesota Roots”: Cookbook by Jennifer Switzer and Megan Stezka

    Celebrate the best food Minnesota has to offer with the new cookbook “Minnesota Roots” by Jennifer Switzer and Megan Stezka. This mother-daughter collaboration combines Jennifer’s food memories growing up on a farm in rural Minnesota with photographs by Megan.