Local Offerings at the Spring Food Show

What does “local” mean to us?

Upper Lakes Foods believes in the USDA’s definition adopted by the U.S. Congress in the 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, “the total distance that a
product can be transported and still be considered a ‘locally or regionally produced agricultural food product’ is less than 400 miles from its origin, or within the State in which it is produced.” We believe buying from businesses close to you helps to grow your communities. We are proud to offer great local options for your business and your community.

What does this mean for you?

The benefits of buying from other local businesses are many. It gives you a chance to help strengthen your local economy. This means that expanding local food systems in your community can increase employment and income. You can foster relationships with other businesses in your local area and we are here to help connect you.

Local vendors at the show:

  • Big Apple Bagles – Superior, WI
  • Franklin Street Bakery – Minneapolis, MN
  • Chef Robert’s – Pequot Lakes, MN
  • General Mills – Minneapolis, MN
  • Great Northern Bakery – Minneapolis, MN
  • Prairie Kitchen – Superior, WI
  • Malt-O-Meal – Superior, WI
  • Best Maid – River Falls, WI
  • Trilliant – Little Chute, WI
  • Barrel O’ Fun – Perham, MN
  • Mrs. Gerry’s – Albert Lea, MN
  • Jimmy’s Salad Dressing – Stewartville, MN
  • Minnestalgia – McGregor, MN
  • Catallia – Eagan, MN
  • The Dough Shop – Burnsville, MN
  • InHarvest – Bemidji, MN
  • Dakota Growers – Carrington, ND
  • Wholesale Produce – Minneapolis, MN
  • Cut Fruit Express – Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • Winona Foods – Green Bay, WI
  • Sprout! – Brainerd, MN
  • Bay Produce – Superior, WI
  • Curdtown – Buffalo, MN
  • Citrus Systems – Madison, WI
  • Jonny Pops – Northfield, MN
  • Kemps – Minneapolis, MN
  • Captain Ken’s – St. Paul, MN
  • Hormel – Austin, MN
  • Locally Laid – Wrenshall, MN
  • Gold ‘N’ Plump – St. Cloud, MN
  • Jennie-O – Willmar, MN
  • Ferndale Market – Cannon Falls, MN
  • Olsen Fish – Minneapolis, MN
  • Thousand Hills Cattle Company – Cannon Falls, MN
  • Rancher’s Legacy Meat Company – White Bear Lake, MN
  • Sunburst Chemicals – Bloomington, MN
  • New French Bakery – Minneapolis, MN
  • Lloyd’s Cleaner – Duluth, MN

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