Get Out And Try

Get Out And Try

Local St. Croix Valley Businesses tell their story. Listen to the voices that are passionate about bringing you a new adventure to Get Out And Try. These are the business owners, the founders, the coordinators...and they are here to share the full story of what they are offering for you to Get Out And Try. Check out our website: Getoutandtry.com

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September 21, 2022 44 min

In this episode, Jessica & Tiffany Schmidt talk about all things sweet. The Schweet Stop is a candy and soda shop that is stocked with nostalgic candies, new trending candies, international treasures and local delights. 

We talk about how they stay ahead of the latest candy trends on TikTok, their decade boxes that offer a mystery mix from your favorite decade, the holiday candy, how they stay involved in the community and much ...

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In this episode, John Duntley talks about River Valley Trails and their upcoming annual Autumn Trek event. This year is the 23rd year for this event where riders of all abilities can choose from four ride loops: 25mi, 45mi, 65mi and 101mi.

John also talks about the bike safety programs as well as other community events that River Valley Trails has contributed to. Most recently, they have partnered with Limitless Cycling as a fiscal ...

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August 24, 2022 7 min

This podcast short revisits an interview with Allissa Obler from Mudita Wellness.  In this short, we talk about the beginning stages of planning River Valley Yoga Festival - happening in September 23-25, 2022. 

Love this podcast short? Be sure to check out the full interview found in Season 3 of the Get Out And Try Podcast!

Full interview bi-weekly episodes return on September 7th!

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This podcast short revisits a popular Season 4 episode featuring Christine Melby from Two Bees and a Bud in New Richmond, WI - a You-Pick Flower Farm.  In this short, we talk about what it means to be a You-Pick Flower Farm and what people can expect to experience when they visit the farm. 

Love this podcast short? Be sure to check out the full interview found in Season 4 of the Get Out And Try Podcast!

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Listen to Susan Haugh, Program Director at Belwin Conservancy talk about the Bison Prairie at Belwin Conservancy. The Bison Prairie is a partnership that Belwin has had for many years with North Star Bison. 
 
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July 13, 2022 4 min

Hudson's St. Croix RiverFest is back this year from June 19-23, 2022. Listen to Katie talk about some of the amazing activities happening at this year's festival. Check out Stcroixriverfest.org for a full festival lineup.

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Listen to Dennis Merkel and Ryan Haugland of St. Croix County Parks talk about the different ways to enjoy the summer at St. Croix County Parks. We talk about park passes, watercraft rental, camping, and more! Check out our full blog post here: https://blog.getoutandtry.com/blog/summer-fun-with-st.-croix-county-parks

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In our first podcast short of the season, Brad Hanson talks about the history of Big Rock Creek - dating all the way back to the 1870s.  Check out the camping and glamping available this summer at Big Rock Creek and enjoy all of the beauty of the land.  

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Listen to Amy Frischmon talk about the five generation history of their family owned business consisting of Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours, Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental and Wildwood Campground. In part 2, Amy talks about the canoe, kayak and camping aspects of the business.

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Listen to Amy Frischmon talk about the five generation history of their family owned business consisting of Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours, Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental and Wildwood Campground. It all began back to 1906 when her great-grandfather started in the boat business at the young age of 16. PLUS! Learn about the different ways you can enjoy all of the fun things they are offering you to Get Out And Try!

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Part 2 of the interview with Stephanie Johnson from The Garage Bikes and Brews in River Falls, WI. It's part bicycle shop and part brewery and a whole lot of fun for the whole family. Listen to Stephanie Johnson talk about the brewery side of the business as well as honoring her Great Aunt Dorothy - PLUS much more. Be sure to check them out when you get the chance!

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The Garage Bikes and Brews in River Falls, WI offers one of the coolest vibes around. It's part bicycle shop and part brewery and a whole lot of fun for the whole family. Listen to Stephanie Johnson talk about how it all came about - how they became a reputable bike shop as  well as a reputable brewery. Be sure to check them out when you get the chance!

Special thanks to episode sponsor: ID Shield + LegalShield

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Listen to Stephanie Johnson talk about the community at Santosha Studio - a studio where you can cycle, practice yoga and meditation, work on your strength with TRX or participate in an upbeat class called Pound. Stephanie also talks about sunsetting her 35 year career in healthcare and what she's looking forward to for the future. 

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April 27, 2022 25 min

Learn about the Green Business Directory - an initiative from Sustainable Stillwater. Wendy Gorski and Kelsey Depew talk about how why it was started, how businesses can join, and what their ultimate goal is with the Green Business Directory.

Special thanks to episode sponsor: Valley Agencies

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April 20, 2022 23 min

Learn about Sustainable Stillwater out of Stillwater, MN. Wendy Gorski and Kelsey Depew talk about how the organization was started, the initiatives that they are working on, and how people can get involved with the organization.

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Christine Melby from Two Bees and a Bud:You-Pick Flower Farm in New Richmond, WI talks about all of the upcoming events that you can Get Out And Try this summer! She also talks about her motto that has helped her through her ventures as an entrepreneur.

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Christine Melby from Two Bees and a Bud:You-Pick Flower Farm in New Richmond, WI talk about how it all started on the farm, lessons that Christine learned along the way, and how it works when you show up to pick your own flowers.

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March 30, 2022 22 min

Bread Art in Bayport, MN is a small business bakery that is run by Heather Peterson and her husband. In this episode, listen to Heather talk about how it all got started and the learning curves that came from leaving corporate America to be a full-time bakery owner.

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and the Peterson family has been greatly impacted by Parkinson's. That is why every April they help raise funds for researc...

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Guest host Ken Coenen with Raiderstreaming.com is back and flying solo on this interview with an organization that is near and dear to his heart - The Rhino's Foundation. The Rhino's Foundation is dedicated to providing direct cash donations to families in Western Wisconsin affected by cancer. We are also committed to providing financial gifts in the form of gift cards to local cancer care centers to support their patients....

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Eagle Eye Farm is a family run Wisconsin Alpaca Farm in River Falls, WI. Be sure to check out part 1 of this interview where Dawn and Kerri talk about how they went from being in the medical field to having an Alpaca Farm.

This episode is Part 2 where we talk about all of the different ways that the community can Get Out And Try Eagle Eye Farm - from farm tours, to camps - and even Alpaca Yoga! They've got something for everyon...

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