Our Local Partners

Consumers are embracing innovation in food and food experiences like never before, and their evolving tastes are creating a landscape in which local, sustainable, and higher quality foods will thrive. We are proud to connect you with local vendors, giving you countless opportunities to buy better and buy local.

 

Barrel O'Fun LogoBarrel O’ Fun

Perham, MN

From salty to sweet, tangy to spicy and everything in between, everyone has a unique favorite snack food, so Barrel O’ Fun has created something special for everyone.

 

Bay Produce Label - BasilBay Produce

Superior, WI

Bay Produce began when Challenge Center built its first half acre greenhouse in 1986 as an employment and training platform for clients with disabilities. Using a semi-hydroponic process, they grow tomatoes, peppers, and basil.

 

Best Maid LogoBest Maid

River Falls, WI

Best Maid Cookies are made from the heart and lovingly prepared. Gourmet, delicious, and made with the freshest ingredients.

 

Burnett DairyBurnett Dairy

Grantsburg, WI

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is a 200-dairy, farmer-owned cooperative based near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Founded in 1896, we are one of the few remaining full-service cooperatives producing cheese today. With the guidance of our Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker®, our award-winning cheeses are Masterfully Made™ with inventive flavors and inspired quality for retail, deli, foodservice and private-label customers. Learn more here.

 

CaptainKens LogoCaptain Ken’s

St. Paul, MN

Captain Ken’s Foods, Inc. is a food processing company that produces consistent quality products for the foodservice and retail markets, and other food processors.

 

Catallia LogoCatallia

St. Paul, MN

Sharing our cultural traditions, Hispanic food expertise and 25 years of tortilla manufacturing experience, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to deliver authentic products and innovative solutions to meet today’s market needs.

 

Chef Roberts

Pequot Lakes, MN

Chef Roberts is an easy one-step gourmet breading mix that provides added flavor to compliment your favorite foods. The unique flavor of the Original Recipe offers a light coating that also seals in foods natural flavors and gives them a pleasing golden brown finish.

 

Citrus Systems Logo newCitrus Systems

Hopkins, MN

Citrus Systems Inc is a Midwest leader of juice manufacturing, distribution and packaging.

 

Connolly’s Tom & Jerry Batter

Superior, WI

For more than seventy years, the Tom and Jerry drink made with Connolly’s batter has been the essential beverage of winter entertaining.  Thick fragrant foam, the warmth of brandy and rum, spiced egg batter—the taste of a Connolly’s Tom and Jerry is a cherished holiday tradition for generations of Upper Midwesterners.

 

Cut Fruit Express

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Cut Fruit Express processes premium fresh fruit and vegetables, and packages them for wholesale or retail, including salads and specialty mixes.

 

Curdtown logoCurdtown

Buffalo, MN

Curdtown creates deep-fried cheese curds made with all-natural Wisconsin cheese nestled inside a light, crunchy breading.

 

The Dough Shop

Burnsville, MN

Whether you are a small pizza shop, fine restaurant, or a large commercial kitchen, The Dough Shop’s frozen dough balls can help save you time and money, as well as increase efficiency in your kitchen.

 

Down in the Valley BakehouseDown in the Valley Bakehouse

Burnsville, MN

The Bakehouse is a dedicated gluten-free, state-of-the art commercial kitchen. It satisfies a growing need for gluten-free products produced in a safe facility with commitment to taste. In fact, the goal of the Bakehouse is to produce gluten-free baked goods that are so good everyone will want to eat them. All products are hand-crafted from ingredients that are carefully sourced.

 

European Roasterie

Le Center, MN

European Roasterie is dedicated to sourcing and roasting the richest, most aromatic and flavorful coffees available, for your enjoyment.

 

Ferndale logoFerndale Market

Cannon Falls, MN

When Dale Peterson and his wife, Fern, first started growing turkeys on their Cannon Falls farm, they did it the only way they knew how — without shortcuts. 75 years and three generations later, that philosophy hasn’t changed. We take pride in growing turkeys the way both our farm’s namesakes and nature intended: free range, a natural diet, and free of antibiotics.

 

Forest Mushrooms IncForest Mushrooms Inc.

St. Joseph, MN

Established in 1985, Forest Mushrooms, Inc. is a Minnesota company engaged in the research, cultivation and distribution of edible (cultivated fresh, harvested wild and dried) specialty mushrooms. We particularly specialize in the production of Oyster mushrooms, and more recently, in growing Shiitake mushrooms.

 

Franklin Street Bakery LogoFranklin Street Bakery

Minneapolis, MN

We use only the finest ingredients combined with carefully developed recipes in order to create consistent, high quality products that satisfy the diverse needs of our customers.

 

Future Farm

Baldwin, WI

We provide fresh, high quality local greens consistently year-round using sustainable methods. What we want to provide and instill with our employees, customers and vendors is that we are providing an opportunity for people to gather around a table with quality products where great things can happen.

 

General Mills

Golden Valley, MN

Making Food People Love. Popular brands include Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Wheaties, Gold Medal, Nature Valley, and Yoplait.

 

Great Lakes BakeryGreat Lakes Bakery

Superior, WI

Fine producer of always made-from-scratch, premium baked goods, bagels, muffins and more.

 

Great Northern Baking Company

Minneapolis, MN

Great Northern Baking Company specializes in high quality baked goods for foodservice.

 

Hormel

Austin, MN

Originate, don’t imitate. Popular products include Bacon 1, Chicken/Turkey Fuse Burger, and Market Cut Bacon.

 

InHarvestInHarvest

Bemidji, MN

InHarvest provides artisan grains, rices and legumes to foodservice customers looking to set themselves apart.

 

J & B Group

St. Michael, MN

We offer portion cut steaks, fresh and frozen portioned and bulk ground beef, injected sub-primals, and thin sliced meats. We also offer a wide variety of raw material grades and brands to meet our customer’s quality and pricing needs.

 

Jimmys LogoJimmy’s Salad Dressings

Stewartville, MN

Every person at Jimmy’s has the same passion and commitment to bring your family the very best products available. We strive to exceed our customer’s expectations with our dressings and dips taste, quality and use of fresh ingredients.

 

JonnyPopsJonnyPops

Northfield, MN

Developed by four Minnesota college students, our natural pops have wholesome ingredients like fruit, real cream and cane sugar. You deserve something better than a sweetened, colored ice cube, which is why JonnyPops are delightfully smooth and creamy and contain no artificial anything. They’re simply delicious.

 

kempsKemps

Minneapolis, MN

Since 1914, Kemps has been delighting families throughout the upper Midwest with wholesome and delicious dairy products.

 

Locally Laid Egg CompanyLocally Laid

Wrenshall, MN

At Locally Laid (LoLa) our hens forage on pasture where they exercise, stretch their wings and enjoy fresh grasses – for a nutritionally superior egg.

 

Minnestalgia logoMinnestalgia

McGregor, MN

We carry Minnesota hand-harvested lake wild rice & Minnesota cultivated wild rice, Minnesota native berry jellies, jams, syrups & wines, honeys, pancake mixes, soup mixes and so much more.

 

Mixmi logoMixmi

Ramsey, MN

Mixmi is a premium nonfat frozen yogurt that contains no fat, is low in calories and has live & active cultures.

 

Morey's SeafoodMorey’s Seafood

Baxter, MN

Serving quality seafood since the 1930’s. All fish are not created equal, you can trust us to bring you the best. Beyond our commitment to great products, Morey’s has also lead the charge in commitment to responsible, sustainable practices within our industry.

 

Mrs. Gerry's LogoMrs. Gerry’s

Albert Lea, MN

Mrs. Gerry’s uses only the highest quality ingredients and is a leading local producer of potato salads, coleslaws, pastas, dips, and desserts. Every batch of raw ingredients is inspected and evaluated for freshness and quality to our specifications. In addition, Mrs. Gerry’s products are all MSG Free.

 

New French BakeryNew French Bakery

Minneapolis, MN

New French Bakery bakes all-natural Artisan breads utilizing time-honored European techniques to ensure that all of our products are the highest quality. Our breads retain the perfect smell, taste and texture that makes every bite an experience.

 

Nuto Farms (Kitchen Kleen)

Rice Lake, WI

Our mission is to provide a quality, environmentally grown potato through the continued awareness of our nationally recognized brand – Kitchen Kleen Potatoes.

 

Olsen Fish Co.

Minneapolis, MN

In 1910, the Olsen Fish Company was founded by Olaf Frederick Olsen and John W. Norberg and has been soaking lutefisk in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota ever since. We have now become the world’s largest lutefisk producer, processing in the excess of 650,000 lbs. annually.

Philia Foods

Minneapolis, MN

The word “Philia” is the Greek root word for community love or friendship. Growing up Greek, food was at the center of every holiday, party and family gathering – it was our family’s way of showing people we loved them. This love for family, friends, and community is the foundation of Philia Foods.

 

Rancher's LegacyRancher’s Legacy Meat Co.

White Bear Lake, MN

Rancher’s Legacy Meat Company was built to consistently produce high-quality fresh and frozen ground meat in patty and bulk configurations.

 

Roland Marketing

Fridley, MN

Roland Marketing was established in 1971 by Mr. Larry Meuers for the purpose of growing, packing and shipping fresh fruit and vegetables in the upper Midwest. The company is still family owned and operated. Premium quality is Roland’s foremost goal.

 

Smude's LogoSmude Sunflower Oil

Pierz, MN

Smude Enterprises LLC provides a premium cold pressed sunflower oil with exceptional quality and flavor. We use only high oleic sunflower seeds to provide a healthy cooking oil with 0 trans fat, high in “good” monounsaturated fat, and low in polyunsaturated fat. We filter down to 1 micron without chemicals to ensure a lengthy 2 year shelf life.

 

sparboe-logo-retina1Sparboe Farms

Litchfield, MN

Sparboe Farms has risen to become one of the largest egg producers and marketers of fresh eggs in the United States. We value the opportunity to consult with our customers and achieve growth solutions that fit their business strategies.

 

Sunburst-Chemicals-Logo_TaglineSunburst Chemicals

Bloomington, MN

Sunburst Chemicals is the leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products and supplies for food service, janitorial and laundry industries.

 

Wholesale Produce LogoWholesale Produce

Minneapolis, MN

We are one of the largest wholesale distributors of fresh produce in the Upper Midwest and have been operating since 1964. Produce from Apricots to Zucchinis!

 

Winona FoodsWinona Foods

Green Bay, WI

Winona Foods is a leading national supplier of cheese, sauces, and salsas to the food industry.