“Source Guide” listings from the latest Edible Twin Cities magazine. (For breweries and vineyards, see our “Drink Local” list below.)
BEER & BREWING SUPPLIES
Northern Brewer – Northern Brewer offers the freshest ingredients and best equipment. Our customer service is second to none, and we’re here to make sure that you succeed in your home fermentation endeavors. Brew, share, enjoy! 6021 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55419; 612-843-4444. Or, 1150 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105; 651-223-6114. Or, 800-681-BREW. www.northernbrewer.com, email@example.com, 800-681-BREW
Farm to Fork – Real Foods personal chef service that uses local, seasonal, and sustainable foods to create highly-tailored, healthy menus for families and individuals. In-home cooking services, cooking instruction and small-scale catering. Call Kristin at 651.231.4356 or visit her website at www.farmtofork.net
Sweet Jules Gifts – At Sweet Jules Gifts we’ve taken the hands-on approach to candy making by personally crafting and perfecting signature ingredients valued for their unique flavors. We are confident that by putting in a little extra time and effort, we can deliver the truest flavors and showcase the very best. Chef Jeremiah Tower: “I only eat Sweet Jule’s caramels when I am happy and when I’m sad…” www.sweetjulesgifts.com
Eastside Food Coop — The Twin Cities’ newest and friendliest co-op, situated in the heart of the N.E. Arts District. We are passionate about good food, good service, and community. 2551 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418; 612-788-0950; www.eastsidefood.coop.
Ferndale Market – As third-generation family farmers, we know what it takes to grow good food. We’re proud to provide a premier selection of sustainable and artisanal foods, sourced from over 70 local farmers and food producers. 31659 County 24 Blvd., Cannon Falls, MN 55009; 507-263-4556. www.ferndalemarketonline.com
Seward Co-op – Seward Co-op is a natural foods cooperative that’s been providing the community with the highest quality products and services since 1972. We’re committed to offering healthful, locally grown or raised organic foods and wellness products. 2823 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 612-338-2465. www.seward.coop.
Twin Cities Local Food — Online, year-round farmers’ market offering seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, dairy, grains, oils and more with weekly pickups around the metro. No minimum order required; order what you want, when you want. www.twincitieslocalfood.com
Valley Natural Food — We are a community-owned cooperative located in Burnsville, bringing consumers high-quality foods at a fair price. Through the Co+op Deals we are able to offer great savings on many of your favorite national brands. 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337; www.valleynaturalfoods.com
Wedge Coop – The first Certified Organic grocery in Minnesota, with more than 15,000 member-owners. The Wedge has been committed to local food producers since 1974. Everyone is welcome, every day. 2105 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55405; 612-871-3993. www.wedge.coop
FARMS & FARM PRODUCTS
Cedar Summit Farm – Cedar Summit Farm is Minnesota’s only 100 percent grass-fed creamery, producing organic cream top milk, cream, and yogurt. Owned and operated by the Minar family in New Prague since 1926. Healthy, local, single-source, family farm. USDA Organic and American Grassfed Association Certified. Look for us in co-ops, health, and natural food stores across the Upper Midwest. 952-758-6886; www.cedarsummit.com
Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables – Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables is located in southeastern Minnesota, where we grow our crops on 250 acres of rich farmland in a variety of micro-climates where they attain peak quality. We are certified organic and have over 16 years of experience in CSA production. 507-459-5209; www.featherstonefarm.com
Little Flower Farm – We are a small, family-run, horse-powered farm located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. We raise pastured lamb for seasonal delivery to the Twin Cities and Madison areas. Our lamb is 100% grass-fed. We use herbal worming regimens and rotational grazing to ensure healthy, happy sheep, and a sustainable approach to our stewardship of the land. Offering pre-ordered halves and wholes for Fall delivery. 608-466-0905; www.littleflowerfarmcsa.blogspot.com
Shepherd’s Way Farms – Minnesota artisan sheep milk cheese since 1994. We handcraft every wheel of award-winning cheese on our family farm near Northfield. Find our cheese at local co-ops, Byerly’s, Lunds, Kowalski’s, Surdyks and other specialty cheese shops or at Mill City Farmers Market and St. Paul Farmers Market. Or join our cheese CSA! 507-663-9040; www.shepherdswayfarms.com
Wood’s Edge Apple Orchards – High-quality, great–valued fruit in a “back to the country” atmosphere. We have pumpkins, squash, honey, Fall U-Pick raspberries, cider, fall décor, a beautiful new gift shop, and more. We practice integrated pest management for minimal spraying. We are open THURSDAY through -SATURDAY 10am – 6pm; SUNDAYS noon – 6pm; MONDAYS 3-6 pm. November hours are Saturday-Sunday only. 3 miles north of Buffalo or 6 miles south of Monticello at the junction of State Hwy 25 and Co Rd 113. 1901 50th St NE. 763-682-4409.
GARDENING SUPPLIES & SERVICES
Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply – Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply sells seeds, plants, tools and supplies for your backyard homestead in the city. 1771 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104; 651-645-0818. www.eggplantsupply.com
Mother Earth Gardens –We are an urban, boutique garden center specializing in organic gardening. Huge selection of herbs and over 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Visit us year-round for winter seed starting, summer native plants, local autumn decor, and herbicide-free Xmas trees. Two locations: 3738 42nd Ave. S., 612-724-2296; and 2318 N.E. Lowry Ave.; 612-789-0796; www.motherearthgarden.com
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
The Everyday Table – Reconnect with food that delivers nutrition, flavor, and fun at The Everyday Table. We’re a dietitian and chef duo that is proud to provide a variety of nutrition services that will inform and inspire you to get back into the kitchen and eat healthier. Visit our website for more information. www.theeverydaytable.com
KITCHENWARE AND GOURMET SUPPLIES
Nordicware – Family-owned American manufacturer of quality cookware, bakeware, microwave and barbecue products and specialty kitchenware distributed worldwide. The Factory Store is requented by home cooks, chefs and restaurant owners and hosts twice-monthly evening classes. 4925 Highway 7, St. Louis Park; 952-924-9672; www.nordicware.com
Seed Savers Exchange – Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. 3094 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101; 563-382-5990; www.seedsavers.org
Raw Bistro — At Raw Bistro, we believe in the power of the raw diet to help pets live their healthiest and happiest lives. We also care deeply about animal welfare, sustainable farming practices and the health of our shared planet. What’s good for one is good for all. Visit our website for more information and store locations. www.rawbistro.com
Barbette – “Best French Restaurant, populist vote” by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Barbette has also received “best of’s” from local press for its late night dining, desserts, wine list, date spot, music and, of course, those French fries that accompany the steak frites. We use local and organic ingredients as often as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere. Open daily at 8 a.m., serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. Featuring a 3- to 4-course Prix Fixe menu every Monday. 1600 W. Lake St, Minneapolis, MN; 612-827-5710. www.barbette.com
Big Bowl – Big Bowl is a pioneering Asian restaurant, distinctive in cuisine, vibrant in design and true in its commitment to earth-friendly practices, and sustainable and seasonal products. Chefs are proud to work with Untiedts Farm in Waverly and growers at both Minneapolis and St. Paul farmers’ markets. Natural pork is from Compart Droc Family Farm; chicken and beef are all-natural and seafood is sustainable. Locations in Galleria Edina, Roseville and Minnetonka. www.bigbowl.com
Bread & Pickle – Bread & Pickle is the concession stand at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, offering local and sustainably grown ingredients, including burgers, hot dogs, cold sandwiches and ice cream. And, of course, that famous popcorn! Open seasonally, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; 612-767-9009. www.breadandpickle.com
Bryant Lake Bowl – A vintage bowling alley, restaurant, and cabaret theater located in Uptown Minneapolis. BLB is committed to supporting local and organic agriculture through our menus. Featuring a full bar and extensive beer and wine lists. Available for bowling parties, company meetings, and off-site picnic catering during the summer. Open daily, 8 a.m.-2 a.m., serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night eats. Nightly specials, party menus, and a full theater schedule are available online. 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN; 612-825-3737. www.bryantlakebowl.com
GiGi’s Café – Coffee house by day, dinner joint by night. Serving locally farmed and organic ingredients, morning pastries, daily soups and salads, and nightly dinner specials. Cheap Date Night every Saturday – enjoy 2 entrees, a bottle of wine or a few beers for $28 per couple. Free parking and wireless. Open daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 822 W. 36th St., Minneapolis, MN; 612-825-0818. www.gigisuptown.com
Linden Hills Co-op – Healthy, convenient, scrumptious! Our full-service deli offers made-to-order sandwiches, hot pizza, health veggies, house-made soups, luscious baked goods, a salad bar and a rotating hot bar menu. We source local ingredients as much as possible: Kadejan chicken, Dakota Growers pasta, Gardens of Eagan kale, Rochdale Farms cheese, to name a few. Help yourself to our compostable cutlery and enjoy your meal in our sunny seating area. Sandwich bar hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 3815 Sunnyside Ave., Minneapolis, MN; 612-922-1159. www.lindenhills.coop/deli
Lucia’s Restaurant, Wine Bar and To Go offer weekly changing seasonal menus in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis. With a focus on the best of local farmers’ offerings, Lucia’s strives to integrate our seasonal appetites into everything we lovingly prepare. Our small menu features something for everyone: vegetarian fare, fresh soups, daily breads and pastries, local meats, butter, chicken, and eggs, alongside a full bar with classic cocktails, boutique wines and local beers. Visit us in person, 1432 West 31st St., Minneapolis, 612-825-1572, or at www.lucias.com.
New Scenic Cafe – The New Scenic Cafe was created in the spring of 1999 by Scott Graden (with over 15 years of experience in concept and menu development) and Rita B (a well-accomplished artist) who collectively created the concept that not only fits the North Shore of Lake Superior, keeping a small, cabin-like appeal, but also fills a niche offering: “Contemporary American” cuisine. Sundays through Thursdays 11-9, Fridays and Saturdays 11-10; 5461 N. Shore Drive; 218-525-6274; www.sceniccafe.com.
Pat’s Tap – The neighborhood bar features 4 vintage skee-ball machines, an impressive 50+ canned beer list, a wine list with organic and sustainable choices, and a menu featuring a gourmet twist to traditional bar fare. Pat’s is committed to supporting local and organic agriculture through our menus. Pat’s is anticipating to be the first LEED 2009 Retail; first Platinum Certified restaurant in the Twin Cities. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, serving lunch, dinner, late night and brunch on the weekends. 3510 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN; 612-822-8216. www.patstap.com
Peace Coffee – A colorful, spacious, friendly neighborhood shop brought to you by Peace Coffee. Offering expertly prepared organic and fairly traded coffee, tea, hot cocoa and more. Featuring locally sourced baked goods, granola, oatmeal, soups and other good eats. Bike parking, outdoor seating and meeting room available. 3262 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN; 612-877-7760. www.peacecoffeeshop.com
Red Stag Supper Club – The Red Stag Supperclub is Minnesota’s first LEED Certified restaurant. Serving contemporized supper club fare, classic cocktails and an extensive beer and wine list. We’re committed to supporting local and organic agriculture through our menus. True to our roots, we serve a Friday Night Fish Fry, and have several large tables for families and groups. Open daily, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thurs. and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday. Serving lunch, dinner, late night and brunch on weekends, with nightly live music. 509 1st Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, MN; 612-767-7766. www.redstagsupperclub.com
Sawatdee Thai Restaurant – For nearly 30 years Sawatdee has been the pioneer in serving authentic, fresh, healthy Thai cuisine to the Twin Cities. We focus on great food made from scratch using local produce and herbs whenever possible. Our award-winning cuisine features favorites such as Pad Thai, Rama Thai Delight, Toam Yum, and more. Visit us for warehouse style ambience, Thai hospitality and delicious food. Also offering catering, delivery and a private dining room. 607 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN; 612-338-6451. www.sawatdee.com
Wise Acre Eatery – Casual everyday comfort, including a full service coffee bar, bakery, breakfast, lunch, dinner, frozen custard, beer, wine and a killer weekend brunch. Good food, from scratch, every day – this hard-working eatery brings you back to an old standard of cooking; a time when everyone ate organic, free-range, and locally-grown. Really farm-to-table, the restaurant sources its produce and meats direct from Tangletown Garden’s Farm in Plato, Minn. Wise Acre … the shortest distance between the earth, the hand, and the mouth. 5401 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN; 612-354-2577. www.wiseacreeatery.com
Sontes — Sontes’ menu features local food with international flavor. Enjoy seasonally fresh, farm-to-table dishes and Rochester’s best business lunch and dinner. Our extensive wine list includes 40 wines by the glass and a large selection of organic and biodynamic wines, extensive beer selection and hand-crafted cocktails. Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m.; Dinner: bar and lounge open at 4 p.m. M-S, main dining open 5 p.m. M-S, closed Sunday.
Trotter’s Cafe — For 23 years, Trotter’s has committed to using the highest quality, locally sourced, organic and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. We know our farmers! We make delicious, “from scratch” food including: Tortilla Lucia, Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta, Potato Dill Bread, and Double Chocolate Layer Cakes. In addition to providing you with the best food and bakery and dependable, friendly service, Trotter’s offers fine local wines and tap beers. We host many fun special events, including Local’s Night with Live Music! 232 Cleveland Ave. N., St. Paul; 651-645-8950; www.trotterscafe.com.
W.A. Frost — Established in 1975 and located in the heart of the historic Cathedral Hill District, W.A. Frost is an award-winning restaurant with incomparable ambiance and rare, old-world charm. Our new American cuisine is derived from an eclectic mix of ingredients, with a strong emphasis on small, local farmers utilizing organic and sustainable practices. “Minnesota’s Best Wine List,” “Best Outdoor Dining,” and “Most Romantic Restaurant in the Twin Cities” are just a few of our notable distinction. 374 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN; 651-224-5715; www.wafrost.com.
Fresh & Natural Foods – Healthy, gourmet foods handcrafted here daily. Our culinary staff’s creativity comes out with every delicious deli salad, hot bar entrée and daily soup. Come entertain your taste buds with our array of sandwiches, smoothies, soups, baked goods, fresh cheese, raw food entrees and gluten-free option. Leave dinner to us with a free-range rotisserie chicken or pre-made entrée. With made-to-order or grab-n-go choices, our deli caters to your needs. Hot lunch bar, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second location at 1701 Ward Ave., Hudson, WI. 1075 Hwy. 96 W, Shoreview, MN; 651-203-3663. www.freshandnaturalfoods.com
“Drink Local” listings from Edible Twin Cities magazine
Flat Earth Brewing – Flat Earth Brewing Company is a growing handcraft brewery dedicated to its St. Paul roots and has been “Brewing on the Edge” since 2007. We brew a range of beer styles that will satisfy any craft beer drinker. Daily samples and weekly tours! Visit online for tour dates and times. 2035 Benson Ave., St. Paul; 651-698-1945; www.flatearthbrewing.com.
Indian Island Winery – Great food, fine wine, good friends, great times. Come and enjoy fine Minnesota wine on our spacious patios with live music every Friday and Saturday night. From Mankato: Hwy. 14E to Smith’s Mill, right on Cty. Rd. 37 for 5 miles. For details visit their website. 18018 601st Ave., Janesville, Minn. 56048; www.indianislandwinery.com.
Northern Vineyards Winery – Northern Vineyards uniquely stands out as a cooperative of grape growers specializing in grape varieties that withstand our cold, hardy climate. We produce award-winning and over 30 different wines. 223 Main St. N., Stillwater, Minn.; 651-430-1032; www.northernvineyards.com.
Third Street Brewhouse – Third Street Brewhouse is home to a state-of-the-art brewing facility that is dedicated to brewing quality, local craft beer. To experience the brewhouse first hand and try our exceptional craft brews, schedule a tour on our website. Third Street Brewhouse — it’s all about the beer! 219 Red River Ave. N., Cold Spring, Minn.; 320-685-3690; www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com.
Woodland Hill Winery – Experience Minnesota wine at its finest in a beautiful country setting at Woodland Hill Winery. Taste our wines, relax and unwind while enjoying a glass or a bottle of wine with friends or family overlooking the vineyard. 731 County Road 30 S.E., Delano, Minn.; 763-972-4000; www.woodlandhillwinery.com.