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Saint Paul Bagelry

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul Bagelry has been baking some of the most sought-after New York-style bagels in the Twin Cities for decades. Family-owned and operated by sisters and lifelong friends Dodie and Peggy, they bake over 4,000 bagels from scratch every day, which are delivered fresh daily to Mississippi Market. Their bagels, including Plain, Poppy Seed, Sesame, Everything, Cinnamon Raisin, and more are all-natural and made without preservatives of any kind. You’ll also find several tubs of their delectable cream cheeses on our shelves.

Sunleaf Naturals

Waconia, MN

Teresa Andrys spent her career developing products for national companies. She witnessed incredible waste, misleading labels, and vast amounts of synthetics, petrochemicals and fillers going into our environment and our bodies. In 2007, Teresa created Sunleaf Naturals, a fresh line of truly natural products. Sunleaf is a locally-owned company dedicated to making fresh, plant-based products for home use.

Surrender Salmon

Minneapolis, MN

Family-owned and -operated, Surrender Salmon provides 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. Luckily, Surrender Salmon Founder Grant Niver calls himself a Minneapolis resident. The Surrender Salmon crew also includes Grant’s brothers Blake and Bryce, and their father, Mark. Together, the Nivers sustainably catch thousands of pounds of wild salmon each summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska, which are then pre-portioned into individual serving sizes and full fillets, deboned, vacuum-packed, and flash frozen, guaranteeing freshness for up to two years.

Taking Stock Foods

St. Paul, MN

Taking Stock Foods, co-founded by Mississippi Market Co-op member Molly Clark, values product transparency and advocates for sustainable local food systems. Many of Taking Stock’s drinking broth ingredients come from local farmers, including Larry Schultz Organic Farm chicken, Co-op Partners Warehouse-sourced vegetables, and Mississippi Mushrooms culinary mushrooms. An extended 12-hour-long cooking time allows for the extraction of tasty flavors, beneficial minerals, collagen, and amino acids into the broths from bones and vegetables.

Tanka

Kyle, SD

Tanka produces the very best foods that are sustainably-grown by local Native American producers. Their buffalo-based protein products are minimally processed by Oglala Lakotas on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota with care and respect. This deep commitment to helping People, Buffalo and Mother Earth helps feed body, mind, and spirit. Tanka snacks are gluten-, MSG-, nitrate-, and hormone-free and made using fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, and 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised buffalo.

Tempeh Tantrum

Minneapolis, MN

Tempeh Tantrum hand makes fresh East Javanese-style tempeh in small batches. They start with local organic soybeans, culture them, and follow a custom fermentation process that transforms soybeans and black beans into firm, savory cakes that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Tempeh Tantrum currently makes two types of tempeh, including soy tempeh and soy-free black bean tempeh, which go great in sandwiches, salads, stir fries, sauces, and more.

Thousand Hills Cattle Co.

Cannon Falls, MN

Thousand Hills Cattle Company nourishes soil, plants, cattle, and people by holistically grazing cattle. Their 100% grass-fed cattle management practices are good for animals, people, and the planet, and promote long-term health, wellness, and environmental sustainability. They have strict standards for their heritage breed, free-range, grass-fed beef and pride themselves on raising the highest quality cattle, which are never given antibiotics, artificial hormones, GMOs, grain, or grain byproducts.

Triple Crown BBQ

Minneapolis, MN

Created from scratch and refined to perfection over 15 years, Richard Schaaf entered his BBQ sauce at the Minnesota State Fair, where it went on to win three blue ribbons. Now made in small-batches in Minneapolis, Triple Crown BBQ’s award winning sauce is available to BBQ enthusiasts craving a tangy sweet sauce that doesn’t compromise on quality ingredients.

Urban Roots

St. Paul, MN

Urban Roots is a local nonprofit that cultivates and empowers youth through nature, healthy food, and community. Each year, they engage thousands of local youth and families in education, training, and work projects though their urban agriculture, cooking, and environmental conservation programming. By using food and environmental stewardship as tools for social change, Urban Roots empowers youth through hands-on entrepreneurship, career exploration, and community engagement opportunities. During the growing season, we carry a variety of fresh Urban Roots youth-grown produce at our East 7th store.

Wendel’s Specialty Breads

Victoria, MN

Wendel’s Specialty Breads are all-natural, GMO-free, low in sodium and calories, and rich in whole grains. Made with no added fat, refined sugars, eggs or dairy, these wholesome, hearty breads are available in seven flavorful varieties, including whole wheat, prairie milled white, honey whole grain, country white whole wheat, and more. These tasty breads are preservative-free and naturally-sweetened with molasses and honey.