Producer Profiles

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WOZUPI TRIBAL GARDENS

Wozupi Tribal Gardens is an organic farm committed to growing food in a way that nourishes  people, their communities, and the earth. Owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), Wozupi uses environmentally sustainable practices to produce vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs, honey, and maple syrup.

Since opening in 2010, Wozupi, which means “garden” in the Dakota language, encompasses the SMSC’s focus on being a good steward of the earth. To preserve rare, native foods, Wozupi grows several heritage varieties of corn, squash, and beans, and is committed to preserving Native American heirloom seeds through production, seed saving, and donations to other tribal nations that have come together to develop a seed bank.

Wozupi also provides educational, therapeutic, and fun opportunities at the farm and through community outreach, providing enriching experiences through classes, tours, and educational events that embrace and share Native American heritage.   

Wozupi Tribal Gardens


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VALLEY'S OWN BAKEHOUSE  certified gluten-free

Located in Burnsville, Minnesota, Valley's Own Bakehouse has been in business since 2011.  When it comes to enjoying delicious baked goods, they believe that no one at the party should have to sacrifice flavor or texture. 

Valley's Own certified gluten free products are made from family recipes, hand-crafted and made with natural, non-GMO ingredients and contain no trans fats.  They also provide dairy-free and vegan options among over 30 offerings.  The idea is simple – they make products that everyone at the table will want to enjoy, regardless of dietary needs.  

Whether you have a muffin with your morning coffee, a dinner roll with your evening meal, or a cake or pie at your next family celebration, everyone will taste the goodness in each gluten-free bite.

Valley's Own Bakehouse


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URBAN ORGANICS

Urban Organics is taking farming indoors by growing USDA organic greens year-round out of two repurposed breweries in St. Paul, MN.  Founders Dave and Kristen Haider were inspired by the world changing potential of aquaponics – growing plants and fish together in a mutually beneficial cycle. St. Paul’s Urban Organics is able to deliver the freshest produce available through same day harvesting and shipping - 7 days fresher than non-local products!

Urban Organics


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MAPLE VALLEY COOPERATIVE

Maple Valley, a pioneer in organic and fair practices for maple production, was founded in 1991 and became a cooperative in 2007. Today, they continue to produce 100% pure organic maple products year after year. Maple Valley offers a high-quality, certified organic, vegan product free of allergens, additives, preservatives, and formaldehyde. Moreover, they bring you a socially responsible commodity & their processing plant and offices are run on wind energy. Great effort has gone into selecting responsible, organically certified woodland farmers whose standards and practices represent stewardship to the environment and our planet.

Their main processing plant and offices are in Cashton, Wisconsin and the majority of their farmers are based right here in the Midwest. Maple Valley believes in family scale farming, fair wages for producers and employees, transparency, accountability, and sustainable fair business practices.

Maple Valley Cooperative


 photo credit Travis Anderson

photo credit Travis Anderson

GUSTOLA GRANOLA

Angie Gustafson started Gustola Granola in her home kitchen, enlisting the help of her four children, and began selling her product at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market starting in 2013. Today, this premium granola partners with 200+ retail locations throughout the upper Midwest.

Gustola is non-GMO and wheat-free and uses organic oats and local maple syrup. This low-sugar treat delivers on health, wholesome home-made taste, back to basics ingredients and bold flavor combinations that will add gusto to your day!

Gustola Granola