We’re proud to announce the introduction of Local Crate at all three of our stores – a meal kit with locally-sourced ingredients crafted by award-winning chefs, local growers, and passionate makers. Located in Saint Paul, Local Crate is a locally-owned and operated meal kit business that makes meal time simpler using fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and chef-designed recipes. Each kit includes all of the necessary ingredients to quickly prepare a flavorful, nutritious meal for two. In most cases, you’ll need nothing more than salt, cracked black pepper, or canola/olive oil from your own pantry to prepare it. Each kit also includes a step-by-step recipe card listing allergens, dietary considerations, calories, and cook time.
Local Crate ingredients are sourced sustainably from local Minnesota farmers and makers, while those more difficult to get locally are sourced through small companies with highly ethical, sustainable business practices. Priority is given to sourcing from farmers that adhere to organic, all natural, sustainable, and ethical farming practices. Meal kits containing meat-based proteins use only grass-fed beef and free-range chicken, while fresh produce ingredients travel less than 300 miles or 3 days.