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Oct 12, 2008 09:48 AM

Minnesota local/artisanal foods

I am looking for names/websites/addresses of artisanal bakers/ cheesemakers/farmers for a series of articles in a local paper maybe even video. Does anybody have a suggestion? Especially looking within a 200 mile radius of St. Clous mn area but any will do. Thanks

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    Call Alex Roberts (Alma and Brasa) and Lenny Russo (Heartland) and Brenda Langton (Cafe Brenda and Spoonriver) and follow their networks.

      1. Green Pastures Dairy - in Carlton, MN near Duluth. Beautiful cheeses.

        1. It seems to me that the slow food movement embraces what you're talking about.

          The lists here are very representative for the most part (never knew Broder's had Slow Food cred).

          Rustica Bread is the best local traditional hand made product. I wouldn't miss Lucia Watson's take on the topic as she's got longevity. Is St. Clous within 200 miles of the Twin Cities? I haven;t heard of it.

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          1. re: keg

            I assume you are referring to St. Cloud, which is probably 60-70 miles NW of Minneapolis, right up I-94.

          2. the folks at classic provisions, distributor/supplier to higher-end cheesemongers in the area, can probably give you a great list of artisanal local cheese makers. 763-544-2025.

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