Farmers

Larry Schultz Organic Farm

Schultz's chickens are free-range, certified organic and are never administered hormones or antibiotics. In fact, the family grows most of their crops, grinds their own feed, candles & grades their own eggs (the day they're laid, unlike some farms) and handles most of their deliveries.

Owatonna, MN
Pastures A Plenty

Pastures A Plenty Farm is home to a hog farrow to finish operation as well as free range chickens and a seasonal cattle grazing business. Our pork is available at several Twin Cities food co-ops and also at local restaurants.

Kerkhoven, MN / Web site
Wild Acres

A privately owned hunting area, located five and one half miles northeast of Pequot Lakes, MN, in the heart of the famed Northern Minnesota lake country

Pequot Lakes, MN / Web site
Peterson Limousin Farms

A family operation specializing in producing premium-quality beef with naturally superior cattle - Limousin. Our farms are nestled along the beautiful St. Croix River and have been our passion since 1969.

Osceola, WI / Web site
Alexis Bailly Vineyard

Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Minnesota’s oldest winery, lies in the lush Upper Mississippi River Valley. Since 1973, this small family-owned vineyard and winery near Hastings has won national acclaim for its table wines, thus earning Minnesota unlikely fame in in the wine drinking world.

Hastings, MN / Web site
Ecopolitan

Ecopolitan's Minneapolis restaurant is 100% Organic Vegan Raw restaurant, bar, natural home & body goods shop, infrared sauna, oxygen bar and eco-art gallery: "For Your Health, the Earth, & the Taste!"

Uptown, Minneapolis / Web site
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Ellsworth White Cheddar Cheese Curds taste like no other because they come from 30,000 cows on 450 family farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our farmer/producers are very fussy about quality and it shows in every fresh batch of Cheese Curds they produce. - See more at: http://www.ellsworthcheesecurds.com/#sthash.98MeO1EV.dpuf

Wisconsin - Minnesota / Web site

Local Brews and Spirits

Fulton Beer

At Fulton, our passion is brewing extraordinary beer. At the same time, we acknowledge that there are other worthy pursuits. We're inspired by people with passion and a plan--ordinary people pursuing extraordinary lives. That's why we established the Ful10 program, which invests 10% of Fulton's profits in ordinary entrepreneurs.

Minneapolis, MN / Web site
Fulton Beer

At Fulton, our passion is brewing extraordinary beer. At the same time, we acknowledge that there are other worthy pursuits. We're inspired by people with passion and a plan--ordinary people pursuing extraordinary lives. That's why we established the Ful10 program, which invests 10% of Fulton's profits in ordinary entrepreneurs.

Minneapolis, MN / Web site
Finnegans

FINNEGANS was founded in 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from the belief that each and every one of us can make a difference in our community. And that true passion in that belief can move mountains and make magical things happen.

Minneapolis, MN / Web site
Surly

Surly: The anger fueled by the inability to find good beer.

Brooklyn Center, MN / Web site
Summit

The brainchild of St. Paul beer lover Mark Stutrud, Summit Brewing Company was founded with one goal: To bring back the remarkable craft beers once brewed throughout the Upper Midwest.

St. Paul, MN / Web site
Lift Bridge Brewery

Our mission is simple: to create fine beers for you to enjoy! It is our pleasure to supply you with what you need to help you slow down and enjoy life. Whether that is a Farm Girl Saison®, Crosscut Pale Ale™, an American Pale Ale or any of our other seasonal specialties, we want to brew it our way! We hope that through every bottle and tap pull, you can taste: the history of our City, the pride and fun we have in its creation, the uncompromising natural ingredients and brewing process utilized, and ultimately our sincere hope that we have give an experience that makes you proud to be a beer drinker.

Stillwater, MN / Web site
Crispin Cider

Classically refined, but not styled as a traditional "sweet beer" beer alternative, Crispin ciders are crisp and clean, not sweet and sticky and never sacrifice superior quality refreshment satisfaction for overbearing complexity.

Minneapolis, MN / Web site
Schell's Brewing Co.

One of American's oldest breweries--founded in 1860 in New Ulm, Minnesota.

New Ulm, MN / Web site
Harriet Brewing

At Harriet Brewing, we believe that intention is the most important component in creating beers. Intention is what what separates a good beer from an excellent beer.

Minneapolis, MN / Web site
Brau Brothers Brewing Co.

We are a locally owned and operated brewery, producing strictly for a local and regional market. We like to stay close to the beer we produce as well as to the people who drink it. Our modest scale allows us to be more flexible, dynamic, and closer to retailers as well as beer drinkers.

Lucan, MN / Web site
Flat Earth Brewing

Every Flat Earth beer is brewed using only the finest ingredients and the capital city's purest water. We skip the market research and brew what we believe is a great beer that people will enjoy. Pair any of our beers with your favorite entree, we think there's something for everyone and every taste.

St. Paul, MN / Web site
Prairie Organic Vodka

Prairie Organic is a corn-based vodka produced by Phillips Distilling Company in Minnesota.

Benson, MN / Web site

Other restaurants serving local foods and composting

Anchor Fish & Chips

The Real Deal.

Northeast Minneapolis / Web site
Barbette

Named “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. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night 7 days a week; presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere.

Uptown Minneapolis / Web site
Birchwood Cafe

A cross roads of hot food and cool comfort, we made the Birchwood Cafe one part funky coffee house, one part neighborhood cafe, and two parts eclectic organic kitchen. Our original approach to good real food offers one of the most creative menus in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis, MN / Web site
Bryant Lake Bowl

A bowling alley, restaurant, bar, and cabaret theater. BLB strives to present locally sourced products on our menu. We have been in a process of moving toward making our business as sustainable and earth-friendly as possible for many years now.

Uptown Minneapolis / Web site
Brasa

Brasa serves comfort food inspired by the Creole cooking traditions of the Americas & Caribbean

Northeast Minneapolis/St. Paul / Web site
Bread & Pickle

Serving locally sourced picnic food & snacks at the Lake Harriet concession stand. Open seasonally 7am-9pm daily.

Lake Harriet - Minneapolis / Web site
Common Roots

At Common Roots Cafe we serve great food with character morning, noon, and night. Our kitchen uses local and organic ingredients to create a monthly-changing menu of innovative food made from scratch every day. Whether it's espresso on-the-go, lunch with a colleague, happy hour beer with friends, or a night on the town, you'll always know that Common Roots provides high-quality and sustainable fare that's accessible to all. Eat well!

Uptown Minneapolis / Web site
Fireroast Mountain Cafe

A small neighborhood cafe and coffee shop providing local and organic menu items. A complete selection of coffee drinks; all bakery items are made on the premises. Specialty items come and go as the seasons change. Gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available.

Minneapolis / Web site
Gigi's Cafe

Coffee house by day, dinner joint by night.

Minneapolis / Web site
Gorhka Palace

Located in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis just across the Mississippi River, Gorkha Palace offers authentic Nepali, Indian and Tibetan cuisine. We use high quality fresh ingredients sourced from local organic and sustainable farming. Our dairy products are organic, meats are naturally and humanely raised without hormones or antibiotics. Our spices are ground fresh, and ghee (clarified butter) is made in house.

Northeast Minneapolis / Web site
Heidi's

Heidi’s Minneapolis is a place where you will find a four-star dining experience at two-star prices–a restaurant where fine dining doesn’t wear a suit and tie. Heidi’s kitchen is known as the home of Chef Stewart Woodman, renowned both for his astonishing creativity and the remarkable simplicity of his dishes.

Uptown Minneapolis / Web site
Peace Coffee

Just like the roastery/wholesale side of our business, the coffee shop is also owned by the local non-profit, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Their support, combined with a talented and hardworking team of Peace Coffee staff, friends, family, artists, craftspeople and allies transformed a raw, dusty vacant corner building into a colorful, welcoming & energizing coffee shop!

Minneapolis / Web site
Restaurant Alma

Our food is sourced from top quality seasonal ingredients, featuring a high percentage of local and organic products. Our menu changes every six to eight weeks, offering a mix of new and signature dishes. We consider Alma to be a truly “American” restaurant honoring many different cooking traditions and interpreting them with our unique creative vision.

Minneapolis / Web site
Sen Yai Sen Lek

Big Noodle Little Noodle - is a Minneapolis Thai restaurant featuring rice and noodle dishes. We are located in Northeast Minneapolis on Central Avenue. Sen Yai Thai is perfect for a relaxing dinner out in the City's funky, arts-intensive neighborhood. Or stop in for a bowl of noodles, to pick up some Thai take-out, or to have a glass of wine at the bar.

Northeast Minneapolis / Web site
Red Stag Supperclub

MN's 1st LEED-CI Certified restaurant, strives to be a good local & world citizen by serving local & organic foods as much as possible, conserving resources & composting waste, and by always being on the lookout as to how to better its business practices. Serving lunch, dinner, late night, and brunch on the weekends.

Northeast Minneapolis / Web site