Friends, Allies, and Stuff We Love

Farmers

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Fischer Family Farms Pork

Experience pork the way it was meant to taste with Fischer Family Farms Pork. From pork sausage to bratwurst, all of our natural pork products are hormone and growth stimulant-free. From slowly smoked ham to our signature maple coil sausage, you're sure to fall in love with all of our mouth-watering products.

Waseca, MN
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Garden Farme

In the family since 1913, Garden Farme in Ramsey focuses on specialty market gardening and custom growing for restaurants and caterers. Farmer Bruce Bacon uses a hand tool system in lieu of tractors, resulting in quality, flavorful, beautiful produce.

Ramsey, MN
Hidden Streams Farm

Hidden Stream Farm produces MSG free meat, beef and pork with no chemicals or antibiotics based on a grass fed family farm. We are located near Elgin, MN not far from the bluffs of the Mississippi River.

near Elgin, MN
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Dragsmith Farms

We grow approximately 30 acres of certified organic produce that we market, along with Bison, Elk, Lamb, Honey, Maple Syrup and many other products from neighboring farms, at our on farm store and greenhouses; some of the finest farmers markets, restaurants and food co-ops in Minnesota and Wisconsin year around.

Barron, WI
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Riverbend Farm

Riverbend Farm is located about 30 miles west of Minneapolis on the North Fork of the Crow River just west of Delano, Minnesota.

Vegetables are produced on 30 acres that are in a four year rotation. Our main crops are tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, salad and cooking greens, radishes, onions, winter squash, and potatoes. Our focus is on high quality, good tasting produce. We are committed to sustainable practices and organic methods. We have been certified organic since 1994.

Delano, MN
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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
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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
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The Lamb Shoppe

At our farm called Liberty Land & Livestock about 500 Dorset sheep and some Jersey cattle spend their days in the open air and sunshine leisurely grazing the lush green pastures of our 180 acre family farm. Our sustainable farming practices replenish the soil and make the plants and animals flourish. As friends of the earth, we are committed to keeping the land and livestock in harmony with nature creating a wholeness. Although we mainly focus on sheep, we also raise beef, chickens, eggs, and turkeys.

Hutchinson, MN
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KadeJan

All natural young chicken.

Glenwood, Minnesota
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The Beez Kneez

Summer in Minneapolis - do you hear the birds chirping? Do you want to see a giant bee buzzing? Order now for free bicycle delivery of delicious raw honey. Get your orders in now! Call me at (612) 990-9770 or email me at kristy@thebeezkneezdelivery.com and let's add you to my Sunday or Monday delivery route.

Minneapolis, MN
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Footjoy farms

Footjoy Farm is located on the northern border of the driftless region, in the rolling sandstone hills of Monroe County, Wis. Chad Forsberg (owner) grew up south of Minneapolis and began growing vegetables there. It was an interest in self-sustenance and sustainability with a concern for world food security that propelled him into agriculture. It was in the Twin Cities where he began working with local chefs to provide them with the finest produce possible, searching out rare, unusual, beautiful heirloom vegetables of all kinds.

Monroe County, Wis.
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Sheperd Song Farm

We raise 100% grass-fed lamb and goat meat. We believe pasture raised is absolutely, without a doubt, better for the animals, better for the environment, better for your health — which is better for you! Purchases available through our online store.

Downing, WI

Organizations Supporting Local and Organic Agriculture

Alliance for Sustainability

We’re here to help you learn about, and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Through our programs and outreach, the Alliance has mobilized thousands of citizens and conscious consumers, congregations and communities to move toward sustainability.

Land Stewardship Project

The mission of the Land Stewardship Project is to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA)

The purpose of MISA is to bring together the diverse interests of the agricultural community with interests from across the University community in a cooperative effort to develop and promote sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

In the mid-1980s, family farmers across America were in the fight of their lives. Prices had dropped below the cost of production. Family farmers were told they were inefficient and they had to either get big or get out. Deeply flawed national and international policies were the root cause of the crisis. A galvanizing effort to save the family farm helped spawn the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). In 1986, IATP began documenting the underlying causes of America's rural crisis and proposing policies that would benefit farmers, consumers, rural communities and the environment.

Next Step: MN Sustainable Communities Network

Increasing numbers of Minnesotans recognize that a transition to a more sustainable society is needed if we are to leave a healthy natural environment, a prosperous economy and vibrant communities for future generations. Many individuals and organizations throughout the state are working toward sustainability in areas as diverse as agriculture, waste management, energy, manufacturing, retail, urban planning, economic development, policy, housing, forestry, education, land use and transportation. The goal of MnSCN and their website is to encourage networking, information exchange, and better access to assistance.

Other restaurants serving local foods and composting

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Anchor Fish & Chips

The Real Deal.

Northeast Minneapolis
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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
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Brasa

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

Northeast Minneapolis
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Bread & Pickle

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

Lake Harriet - Minneapolis
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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
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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
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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!"

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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
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Gigi's Cafe

Coffee house by day, dinner joint by night.

Minneapolis
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Gorkha 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.

Minneapolis, MN
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Heidi's

eidi’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.

Minneapolis
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Peace Coffee Shopg

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!

http://peacecoffeeshop.org/
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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
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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
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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
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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

Local Brews and Spirits

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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
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Surly

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

Brooklyn Center, MN
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45th Parallel Spirits

Using a hands on approach, every drop in every bottle of 45th Parallel Vodka is entirely produced and bottled within our facility.

New Richmond, WI

For reservations
(612) 827-5710

Barbette Reservations

Happy Hours

Mon-Fri 3-6pm
Sun-Thu 10pm-1am

$3 PBR
$4 House wine and bubbly
$4 Select Taps
$4 Select Cocktails
$5 Select appetizers

Prix Fixe Mondays

From 5 to 10 p.m., Barbette prepares 4 to 5 course dinners, including dessert and/or a cheese course for $32. Menus often include sustainable harvested fish or locally farmed meats, but we're happy to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, and others with dietary constraints.

Safety First, Quench Your Thirst!

Bike to Barbette, bring in your helmet, and enjoy $4 Happy Hour wine & bubbly! Available anytime, limit 2 per person per visit.