MINNESOTA LOCAL FARMER & PRODUCER (& MORE) DIRECTORY

At the heart of the Driftless Food Guide are the farmers, producers, restaurant-owners, cooks, beer-brewers, wine-makers, spirit-distillers and other foodie-type entrepreneurs who are busy at work, making the Driftless so amazing – and tasty! Learn more about your MINNESOTA local producers here!

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Pictured above is Nettle Valley Farm in Spring Grove, Minnesota


FARMERS / PRODUCERS


Blue Fruit Farm

Blue Fruit Farm
31762 Wiscoy Ridge, Winona, MN
www.bluefruitfarm.com • 507-450-9567

At Blue Fruit Farm, we grow health! We raise certified organic blue fruits, packed with antioxidants and flavor! All of our fruits are hand harvested at peak ripeness. Visit our website to shop for blueberries, black currants, elderberries, honeyberries, and aronia berries. We also sell fruit jams and elderberry, aronia and elderonia™ juices.


Nettle Valley Farm

Nettle Valley Farm
23970 County 19, Spring Grove, MN
www.nettlevalleyfarm.com

Our heritage breed pigs feast on diverse pastures and woodlots, certified organic pea & barley feed (no corn/soy!), and apples, pumpkins and nuts in autumn. NVF pork is dark red meat full of flavor, character and nourishment. Whole or half hogs are only available once a year in late fall, so email to reserve yours today!


Larry Schultz Organic Farm

Larry Schultz Organic Farm
3510 Park Dr., Owatonna, MN
www.LSOFarm.com • 507-455-9362

I offer organic eggs, chicken and turkey. Organic farming is a way of life for me. My parents farm has never seen the use of chemicals. Our goal is to offer the best organic products at the best price. Visit my retail outlet in Owatonna M-F 8-5pm or your local Food Coop or retailer. Trouble finding us, ask your local retailer to carry our products.


Sweet 16 Farm

Sweet 16 Farm
21215 State 16, Houston, MN
sweet16farm.com • 507-458-0959

Growing flowers in the beautiful Root River Valley of southeastern Minnesota, Sweet 16 Farm’s bouquets are available for purchase Jun-Sept as made-to-order for special events, or through our flower CSA program. We host three annual farm events: Mother’s Day weekend starter plant sale, Co-op Farm Tour in July, and Hop Harvest Music Fest in August. 


DESTINATION FARMS


Ferndale Market

Ferndale Market
31659 Willow Trail, Cannon Falls, MN
www.FerndaleMarket.com • 507-263-4556

Our family has been growing turkeys the same way since 1939 – free-range and without antibiotics. It’s the perfect lean protein and we believe you’ll taste the difference. Find our signature turkey products at our on-farm store (which includes over 100 other local farmers and food makers – open 7 days a week) or at a natural food store near you!


RESTAURANTS


Blue Heron Coffeehouse

Blue Heron Coffeehouse
162 W 2nd St., Winona, MN
blueheroncoffeehouse.com • 507-452-7020

We’ve been serving organic fair-trade coffee and good food made from scratch since 1998. Our menu includes coffee, espresso, tea, beverages, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries and desserts, many of them vegetarian and vegan.


Preston Area Restaurants

Preston Area Restaurants
210 Fillmore St. W, Preston, MN
www.gethookedonpreston.com • 507-765-2100

Take a little road trip to Preston! We’re a small town with big flavors! Order a delicious hand-cut steak at the Branding Iron, start the day with home-cooked breakfast at B&B Bowl, taste famous buck-a-bone ribs at the Old Barn, satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sweet Stop, or stop by Pizza Night on the Farm at Blossom Hill Orchard and Farm! 


BED & BREAKFASTS


Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure

Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure
136 Bridge Ave, Wabasha, MN
www.turningwatersbandb.com

Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure is located in downtown Wabasha, MN, and has a brewery pub on premises. We enjoy cooking from scratch using locally grown and organic as much as possible. Our spent grains from brewing feed local chickens and in turn we get eggs from the farmers. The first bed, breakfast & brewery in the state of MN.


COFFEE


The Wired Rooster

The Wired Rooster
131 East Main St, Caledonia, MN
www.thewiredrooster.com • 507-725-8199

Small town, good coffee, great life. Locally owned and operated, we specialize in espresso, coffee, tea, sodas, snacks and ice cream. Bagels for breakfast, paninis for lunch/dinner, craft beer and wine in the evenings. Trivia nights every other Friday. Free wifi and kid’s playroom! Mon-Tue 6am-7pm, Wed-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 7:30am-9pm, Sun 7:30am-7pm.


Jessie Street JavaJessie Street Java
116 W Jessie Street, Rushford, MN
507-864-2739

We make handcrafted espresso drinks, fantastic chai lattes,100% fruit smoothies-no sugar added, hot panini sandwiches, & we have a great bakery selection. Low carb & no carb lunch options. Local artists have merchandise for sale here. A charming environment to sit and relax inside or out.


BEER / WINE / SPIRITS


Rock Filter Distillery

Rock Filter Distillery
113 Maple Dr, Spring Grove, MN
rockfilterdistillery.com • 507-498-7625

A small farm distillery in SE MN producing award-winning bourbons & whiskies from our own organic and heirloom grains. Born of farmers, we work the MN land our ancestors settled. The better the soil, the better the ingredients, the better the whiskey. Share it with old friends & drink it with new ones. (Photo by Jennifer Opheim)


Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co

Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co
136 Bridge Ave, Wabasha, MN
www.turningwatersbrewing.com • 651-564-1568

Hoppy Girl Brewing dba Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co is located behind our B&B in downtown Wabasha. Our small batch brews exhibit real flavors like coconut & almond, blood orange, lemon raspberry & mango. We use the real fruit or ingredient and not the extract. Our garage brewpub is family friendly so join us pizza, ice cream & beer.


KOMBUCHA


Big River Kombucha

Big River Kombucha
257 Main St W, Wabasha, MN.
www.bigriverkombucha.com

Big River Kombucha produces delicious, small-batch kombucha just off the Mighty Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. Each product is hand-crafted with a lot of care, flavored with only local organic honey, tea and botanicals, ensuring you get a tastes good and good for you product that isn’t artificial.


GROCERY / RETAIL


Bluff Country Co-op
121 W. 2nd St., Winona, MN
www.bluff.coop • 507-452-1815

One of the best places to eat in town! Bluff Country Co-op offers a hot bar, salad bar, juice bar, and grab ‘n go section as well as a full grocery store. We welcome you to stop in for some local fare whenever you’re in the neighborhood!


EVENTS


FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace

FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace
Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN
www.local-feast.org • 507-405-4045

Our 6th annual festival for all ages showcases local foods from IA, WI & MN at their finest! Enjoy samples and sales galore—cheese, chocolate, wine, beer, cider & much more—stock up for winter (or for the holidays)! Make a day of it with kids’ activities, cooking demos, music and prizes. Sat, Dec 7, 2019, 10am-4pm. Shop 100 artisans under 1 roof!