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This is a list of businesses that follow the Slow Food principles of “Good, clean and fair.” These restaurants, farms, artisans and retailers consistently produce or use food that is flavorful and healthful, and grown in a way that protects the environment and respects workers. Newer listings were approved by our standards committee, while older listings were informally suggested by board members.

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Slow Food Minnesota’s standards committee members are: Audrey Arner (chair), Ann Houghton, Tom and Sue Hunter, Bea Krinke, Scott Pikovsky, Ken Meter (ex officio), Michael Rostance and Lee Zukor.

= a principal is a Slow Food member

Where to eat

1600 W Lake Street
Minneapolis MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
Chris Hinrichs, chef

Broders’ Pasta Bar
5000 Penn Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 925-9202
Thomas Broder, chef; Molly Broder, owner

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-3737
Ken Goff, chef

Campus Club
Coffman Union, 4th Floor
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN 55455
(612) 624-6626
Beth Jones, executive chef/Ann Holt executive director

Corner Table
4257 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 823-0011
Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer, chef/owners

Crema Café
3403 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 824-3868

Farm Market Café
108 Wall St S,
Onamia, MN 56359
(320) 532-4880

French Meadow Bakery and Café
2610 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-4740
Chefs: George Lohr, Marin Schlesinger (Pastry)

Gandhi Mahal
3009 27th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-5222
Ruhel Islam, chef/owner

Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market
289 East Fifth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 699-3536
Lenny Russo, chef/owner

Lucia’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
1432 W 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-1572
Lucia Watson, owner; Ryan Lund, chef

Nosh Restaurant and Bar
301 1/2 S Washington Street
Lake City, MN 55041
651 345-2425
Greg Jaworski, chef/owner

Red Stag Supperclub
509 1st Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 767-7766
JT Samuelson, chef

Restaurant Alma
528 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-4909
Alex Roberts, chef/partner

750 S Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 436-2236
Liz Benser, Chris Bundy, Lisa Carlson, Erica Strait, Carrie Summer and Brenda Langton

Trotter’s Café
232 Cleveland Avenue N
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-8950

Wise Acre Eatery
5401 Nicollet Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-2577
Beth Fisher, chef; Mary Scheu, sous chef

Where to Shop

Specialty Stores

Clancey’s Meats & Fish
4307 Upton Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 926-0222
Meat, poultry and dairy products from small farms. Seafood.

Golden Fig
790 Grand Avenue, St. Paul 55105
(651) 602-0144
Golden Fig vinegars, spice blends and more; local mustards, marshmallows, honey. Wild Rice from White Earth.

The Grass Fed Cattle Company
3939 W 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
(612) 581-7787
A cooperative of local farmers who sell grass-fed beef in quantities of 1/8 of a steer and greater. Order in advance and pick up in Edina.

Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market
289 East Fifth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 699-3536
Lenny Russo, chef/owner

Native Harvest
607 Main Avenue
Callaway, MN 56521
(800) 973-9870
Natural products from the White Earth Land Recovery Project. Traditional wild rice, maple syrup, organic coffee and hominy.

Surdyk's Cheese Shop
303 E Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-9757
Artisinal cheeses cut to order, olive oil, vinegar, chocolate, condiments and other specialty grocery items. Meals prepared in the deli using many local ingredients.

Tangletown Gardens
5353 Nicollet Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-4769
Garden plants, herbs and food from their farm in Plato, MN.

Grocery Stores and Co-ops

Just Foods Co-op
516 Water Street S, Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 650-0106

Kowalski’s Markets
A good selection of local products.

Lunds and Byerly’s
A good selection of local products.

Twin Cities Natural Food Co-ops
Organic and sustainably produced foods, many from local sources.

“Good, Clean, Fair” Food Producers of Minnesota


Donnay Dairy
11310 155th Street
Kimball, MN 55355
(320) 398-562
Farmstead cheese from pastured Saanen goats. Fresh chevre and soft-ripened Granite Ridge.

Shepherd’s Way Farms
Nerstrand, MN
National-award winning sheep’s milk cheeses.

Stickney Hill Dairy Farms
(320) 230-5479
National-award winning goat cheeses.

Fruits and Vegetables

Ames Farm Limited
Watertown, MN 55388
(952) 955-3348
Over a dozen varieties of local, single-source honey, pollen and comb as well as apples. Available at Minneapolis and Maple Grove farmers’ markets, Twin Cities Co-ops, Whole Foods, Lund’s, Grassroots Gourmet and other local stores

Bare Honey
St. Paul, MN 55104
(612) 716-9183
Locally produced single source raw honey gathered primarily from hives on CSA farms.

Hoch Orchard and Gardens
32553 Forster Rd.
LaCrescent, MN 55947
(507) 643-6329
Apples available at LaCrosse farmers markets and Twin Cities co-ops. Midwest Food Alliance certified.

Loon Organics
23229 200th St.
Hutchinson MN 55350
(320) 587-0140
A full range of certified organic vegetables available through a CSA and at the Mill City farmers market and co-ops.


Big Woods Bison
Nerstrand, MN
(507) 789-5880
All cuts of buffalo meat

Farm on Wheels/Cozy Meadows
At farmers markets in St. Paul, Northfield and Prior Lake.
(507) 789-6679
Organic, grass-fed beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, turkey, duck, goose and pork.

Ferndale Market
John Peterson
31659 County 24 Blvd.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
(507) 263-4556
Turkey grown on the farm. A range of foods from local farmers at the on-farm store.

Hill and Vale Farms Natural Meats
21975 183rd Avenue
Wykoff, MN
(507) 352-4441
Beef, lamb and goat

HumbleRoots Heritage
Jessi Wood and Joey Stout
2430 290th Street
Madison, MN 56262
(320) 752-4276
American Mulefoot pigs, Bourbon Red turkeys and heritage breeds of chicken.

Moonstone Farm
9060 40th St. SW
Montevideo, MN 56265
(320) 269-8971
Grass-fed beef, honey.

Pastures A Plenty
4077 110th Ave NE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
(320) 367-2061, toll free (866) 260-2469
Grass-based beef, lamb and pork, free-range chickens.

Prairie Pride Farm
59597 185th Street
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 245-3117
Natural Berkshire-Duroc heritage pork, clover-pastured chickens and omega-3 eggs. Hog roasts in summer.

Sheg Kou Haven Farm
3648 210th St.
Montevideo, MN 56265
Scottish Highland Beef, Scottish Highland/Fleckvieh cross beef, Mangalitsa pork, Mangalitsa/Red Wattle pork, Whole chickens, garden produce.

Windland Flats
31932 136th St.
Princeton, MN
(262) 617-4232
Grass-fed Scottish Highland beef, Shetland sheep wool,eggs, vegetables.

Poultry and eggs

Callister Farm
West Concord, MN
(507) 527-8521
Free-range chicken, turkey and eggs
Available at the farm, the St. Paul farmers market and Cedar Summit Farm in New Prague.


Alexis Bailly Vineyard
18200 Kirby Avenue
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 437-1413
National-award-winning wines from 100-percent Minnesota-grown grapes.

Summit Brewing Company
St. Paul, MN
Locally brewed beers of exceptional quality and taste. Available at restaurants and pubs throughout Minnesota.

Surly Brewing Company
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
(763) 535-3330
Micro brews of exceptional quality and taste. Check the Web site for locations.

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