The Local Difference

Thank You for Shopping Locally

When we opened our doors over 25 years ago, we knew that a big part of our focus would be on supporting local growers, businesses and nearby communities. It's always been important to our family to support honest, hard-working people who go the extra mile to ensure a higher quality product and who adhere to the same higher standards that we do, including sustainable practices.

Our local connection is extremely important when it comes to bringing you the freshest produce in the marketplace. Whenever possible, we pick the best local growers to ensure you fruits and vegetables that are superior in quality and always at the peak of their freshness.

Over the years, we've had the privilege to help launch and foster many area businesses, which has led to a growing number of life-long relationships. Many of these businesses have a unique story and heritage behind their success and we invite you to read their stories by clicking on the links below.

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Meet The People

Nestled in the hills of western Wisconsin, just a stone's throw away from...
Martha Glass is a St. Paul resident who makes thousands of these melt-in-...
Sometimes our relationships with local vendor partners are formed in a...
From Becki, owner and creator of Becki's Mediterranean Olive Salsa:Thank...
When we went searching for premium chocolates that would dazzle your...
Anderson's Maple Syrup, Inc. is a third-generation, family owned and...
Minnesota was never thought of as a wine-producing area until Alexis...
We're excited to bring you the unique flavors of A Gourmet Thyme products...
Chip Magnet is a neighborhood company from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, centered...
"The word "Philia" is the Greek root word for community love or friendship...
Groveland Confections in Minnetonka, MN is a locally owned and operated...
Herb and Kathy Eckhouse started La Quercia to create premium quality...
An amateur baker her entire life, Mary Pat Ingwell happily married into a...
North Mankato's Mark Porisch is a man on a mission: "to find out what...
Fireside Orchard and Gardens in Northfield, Minnesota, is a second-...
Heritage Deli Provisions is our local distributor for Boar’s Head premium...
Rob and Lois Louters are the owners of this small, wooded farm just south...
We’re fortunate to enjoy a partnership with a local company that is also a...
Our search for great honey led us to beekeeper Bruce Marquette in Little...
Deena Kvasnik launched her own brand of hummus in 2008 after friends raved...
We are excited to be offering Weinlëse Cheddar Blue Cheese in our Imported...
In 1978, James and Deborah Hannigan launched J&J Distributing with...
It all started in Frederic, Wisconsin, in 1994. That was the year Curt and...
MinneSalsa is a family-owned and operated business founded in 1997 by...
They will tell you "it takes just one taste," and that's just what...
For Dan, making salsa was born out of a love for cooking. He would...
Having had some experience in running her own produce stand and making...
When Lara Hammel and Jeff Sommers opened their first ice cream parlor on...
Untiedt's Vegetable Farm of Waverly, MN prides themselves on their locally...
Roger Dombrovski got his start in the meat business working his way...
Nearly seventy years ago, Dale Peterson settled in Cannon Falls, MN, to do...
The Kadejan chicken story began in 1989 when local chefs asked chicken...
The first wheel of Northern Lights Blue Cheese was born in the fall of...
It was the hottest day of the summer, with the thermometer registering 102...
After a devastating arson fire on January 24, 2005, nearly destroyed their...
Just Local™ was founded in 2008 by Rufus Haucke after demand for products...
Harmony Valley Farm reaps the benefits of over 40 years of growing...
She hears the question everywhere she goes: "Are you Anna Lisa?" So much...
The Thymes story starts with fragrance. Impossible to capture and hold in...
Sonny's Ice Cream has been a Twin Cities favorite for over 60 years....
Sno Pac Foods is a family-owned and operated organic farm and processing...
When Pam Powell was a teenager, she worked as a dishwasher at Madden's on...
Peace Coffee's mission is to make exceptional-tasting, organic, fairly...
OvenWorks Pizza was started in the late 1980s by James "Jimmy Boy" Edming...
MorningStar is a Twin Cities-based organic, fair trade coffee roaster....
The Buschs have a long history with flowers. In fact, they have been...
Larry Schultz Organic Farm is a small, family-owned farm located in...
Located in Hope, Minnesota, Hope Creamery is one of the only independently...
Wajdi Wadi, Holy Land's founder, originally moved from Kuwait to the...
French Meadow Bakery in Minneapolis is currently the longest-running...