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Local Profile: Mustard Seed Farm

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Mustard Seed Farm is a prime example of what sets Mississippi Market apart from conventional grocers. This local, family run farm is located just over 30 miles from St. Paul in Marine on St. Croix. They raise grass-fed, pastured lambs that are processed at a nearby USDA inspection facility. Their…

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Local Profile: Surrender Salmon

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Family-owned and -operated, Surrender Salmon launched in January 2017 to provide Alaska’s finest and freshest sustainably wild-caught Sockeye salmon to the Twin Cities. As a landlocked state without access to an ocean, it’s difficult for us Midwesterners to have a direct relationship with the fishermen who catch our seafood. As…

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Local Profile: Pranarom

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For the past 10 years, Mississippi Market has partnered with Veriditas Botanicals, a scientific aromatherapy company from Minneapolis established in 2008. In fact, 10 years ago, we were one of Veriditas’ only trusted partners where you could find their extensive line of certified-organic essential oils. Since then, they’ve grown and…

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Local Profile: Farmer to Farmer

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Farmer to Farmer (FTF) is a primarily volunteer-run nonprofit that supports international peace, mutually beneficial friendships, and cross-cultural understanding among rural farmers. A Wisconsin-based organization with deep grass-roots beginnings, FTF does much more than operate a successful fair-trade coffee business. Rooted in the creation of solidarity among small groups of…

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Local Profile: Tempeh Tantrum

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Begun in 2014, Minneapolis-based Tempeh Tantrum makes two varieties of fresh organic tempeh. A traditional Indonesian staple dating back to the 12th century, it has a unique nutty flavor and firm texture. Unlike tofu, which is made using soy milk, tempeh is made using whole soy…

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Local Profile: Mama C’s Salsa

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There’s no denying Juan Cervantes loves his mother. Founder of local East Side Maker Mama C’s Salsa, Juan is a proud second-generation Mexican-American who exemplifies the innovative spirit of an independent business owner pursuing the American Dream. Named after his mother Carmen Cervantes, Mama C’s Salsa…

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Local Profile: Hmong American Farmers Association

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Hmong American farmers have been transforming the local Twin Cities food economy since arriving from Laos and Thailand over 40 years ago as political refugees during the Vietnam War. From an active presence at metro-area farmers’ markets, where local Hmong American farmers now account for more than 50 percent of…

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Local Profile: Taking Stock Foods

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As the New Year begins and resolutions are made, take stock of your personal health with delicious, locally-sourced broths. Co-founded in January 2015 by Mississippi Market member-owner Molly Clark and her good friend Maddy Kaudy, Taking Stock Foods produces three kinds of nourishing bone broths made…

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Local Profile: Rochdale Farms

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A favorite producer here at Mississippi Market, Rochdale Farms is locally and cooperatively owned. Rochdale Farms is the creation of Mary Bess Michaletz and Bentley Lein. It was created with the intention to foster the growth of small local dairy producers and create delicious, artisan cheeses,…

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Local Profile: Pastures A Plenty

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Pastures A Plenty is third generation family-owned-and-operated by the VanDerPols. Pasture-to-Plate Pork Pastures A Plenty in Kerkhoven, Minn., is decidedly different. This mutigenerational family-owned-and-operated farmstead takes a hands-on approach, focusing on attention to detail. For over three decades, the VanDerPol family has shown strong commitment to the…

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