About Us

Our Mission

We Buy Organic & Locally!

By working with local distributors, we are better able to ensure the freshness and high quality that we demand in our end-product. These relationships create a congruence of ideas and innovations, instill a philosophy of food ethics and morality, and support other local businesses in our joint effort to create a network of sustainability and vitality.

SOME OF OUR LOCAL PRODUCTS

  • CO-OP PARTNERS/TWIN CITIES, MN
  • THE WEDGE BAKERY/MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • SPYHOUSE COFFEE/MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • PATISSERIE 46/ MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • RED TABLE MEAT CO./MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • FISCHER FAMILY FARMS/WASECA, MN
  • HOPE CREAMERY/HOPE, MN
  • KADEJAN FREE-RANGE CHICKEN/GLENWOOD, MN
  • LARRY SCHULTZ ORGANIC FARM/OWATANNA, MN

OUR COMMUNITY

It is important for us to support our community by:

• encouraging to buy local & independent • supporting local farms • supporting our community by donating to social and neighborhood organizations, schools, churches, local businesses, and artists • creating jobs and hiring from immediate neighborhoods • recycling • not taking commission on artists’ sales • sold biking/walking to work • keeping a vigil over the neighborhood (crime) • creating a brick-and-mortar social network • keeping the streets/neighborhoods clean and green

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LITTLE THINGS ONE CAN DO TO HELP SUSTAIN AND PROTECT OUR PLANET

RECYCLE

  • Take the time to Recycle all plastics, glass, cans, paper, and compost.

  • Remember to sort for your garbage company.

  • Use a canvas bag when shopping to reduce your use of plastic and paper bags.

  • Stop junk mail. Americans receive 400 million tons of junk mail per year

WATER

  • By turning off the water when you brush your teeth, and reducing your shower time by just one minute, you will save roughly 2,000 gallons.

  • Whether cleaning dishes or clothes, make sure you have a full load.

  • Avoid using pesticides, herbicides, and all other chemicals.

RECYCLE

  • Unplug or turn off appliances, stereos, chargers, computers, etc. as much as possible when not in use.

  • Lower hot water heater thermostat, and use cold water instead of hot.

  • Clean filters on AC units, dryers, etc. Turn off all lights when not in use.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Buy a bike. Even if you still love your car, there are times when you don’t need to go far or carry a lot of stuff with you. And it’s fun to look for that vintage bike you used to have as a kid.

  • You can also carpool, ride the bus, or take the light-rail.

DONATING AND SECOND-HAND

  • If you can’t use it, someone sure can.

  • Not only is it cheaper and more fun to find that treasure, but buying from your local antique store, vintage shop, or thrift store will help sustain our planet and keep local businesses going strong.

EXERCISE

  • Try and get at least 30 minutes of active time each day. You can do as little as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or join one of the many sports groups we have in the Twin Cities. (Hockey, soccer, softball, biking, kickball, and a local gym membership are all viable options.)

SPREAD THE WORD. PASS THE KNOWLEDGE ALONG TO OTHERS SO THAT WE ALL BECOME MORE AWARE AND CONSCIOUS OF OUR DECISIONS.