Makers of Minnesota

Makers of Minnesota

The Makers of Minnesota podcast, hosted by Stephanie Hansen, features products and services uniquely made in Minnesota -- and conversations with makers, entrepreneurs and innovators in Minnesota about how they conceive of their products and bring them to market.... Show More

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December 4, 2019 30 min

Katie Sterns liked the idea of creating an ecosystem that supported makers in the State of Minnesota. From the idea of creating a fundraising initiative for local makers, the You Betcha Box concept was born. Currently, there are over 15 different You Betcha Boxes to order including the Ultimate Foodie Sota box and various standard sizes chock full of Makers of Minnesota. Read more

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November 27, 2019 28 min

Pat Wright started Hello Cookie when she wanted to find a way at her corporate job to create connections and welcome new team members. What started as cookies in her home became a cookie delivery business designed to help people give thanks, make connections or simply make someone's day. Beautifully designed and packaged cookies are welcome anytime you want to say... Read more

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Bakers's Field Flour and Bread is a commercial bakery and flour mill that is milling heritage grains in the Northeast Minneapolis’ Food Building. Steve Horton is the miller, baker, and man on the hunt for sourcing heritage grains throughout the Midwest. His team mills the grain into flours — primarily a whole-grain wheat flour and bread flour — half of which are sup... Read more

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November 13, 2019 28 min

Our guest this week on @makersofmn is Tia Scott, founder of Fox Run Mobile Marketplace and The Market at Fox Run. 

Fox Run's Mobile marketplace is a new way to shop for impeccable, artisan-quality designs at affordable prices. We bring it to you – a collection of home decor and accessories that are thoughtful, eco-friendly, and heirloom quality. A 240 square foot “on-the-truck” shopping experience, featuring 1... Read more

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November 6, 2019 32 min

Jana Soiseth and her 14-year-old daughter Olivia and her husband Luke founded Lucia Botanica. Lucia Botanica is a clean ingredient, plant-based, natural skincare formulated with carefully selected ingredients to help calm and rejuvenate skin.

Lucia Botanica grew out of a desire to provide holistic wellness for Jana's family, including products made with the b... Read more

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October 30, 2019 39 min

Elyse Ash is the co-founder (with her husband Brad) of Fruitful Fertility a free mentorship matching program that connects those in need of emotional support with those who have experienced infertility firsthand. Because no one should have to go through this crap on their own.




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I had the opportunity to preview the Brew and Moo event at Fulton Brewery. My guests are are Margret Johnson, dairy farmer and Tanner Luke from Fulton Brewery.  Hear what makes this beer and cheese event unique and how it highlights sustainability. 



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Hayley Mathews Jones has brought the Minneapolis Craft Market and the Minneapolis Vintage Market to the Twin Cities. What is this Tastemakers secret to creating vibrant, fun markets and what's next? Hear all about it on this MakersofMN episode.



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We first visited with Tom Smude from Smude Sunflower Oil back in April of 2017. (Season 1 Ep. 37) when he and his family started harvesting sunflower seed oil as a way to diversify their crops and provide a protein source for their cattle. Before long, Smude oil was a cooking oil, flavoring, base for Smude Microwave popcorn and now they are i... Read more

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October 15, 2019 35 min

Big Watt was created under the roof of Five Watt Coffee, a thriving neighborhood coffee shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founders Lee Carter, Jason Westplate and Caleb Garn combined their powers and passions as three coffee and beverage industry veterans with similar phi... Read more

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September 25, 2019 35 min

Sara Schultz is a graphic designer, brand builder and community creator at    SaraSchultz.co. Along her entrepreneurial journey, she found community by co-founding the MerryHour.co and if that wasn't enough this serial entrepreneur founded www.thisfem.com a w... Read more

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September 17, 2019 40 min

Rob Bathe started Folly Coffee when his passion for coffee and third-wave coffee roasters got the better of him. From concept to roasting and packaging and marketing and delivery, they are growing the third wave coffee movement one cup at a time. Winner of a 2019 Good Food award they are expanding intro grocery store and restaurants near you. 



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We had the opportunity to talk to artist Neil Sherman as we discussed the upcoming Art Along The Lake Fall Studio Tour in Cook County September 27-October 6. Fall in Cook County is a time of beauty, so take s... Read more

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September 3, 2019 30 min

Jill Colella is the founder and editor of TeachKidsToCook.com . She produces loads of content designed to turn kids onto food including, Ingredients Magazine and the newly launched Butternut Magzine for 3-6-yea... Read more

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August 28, 2019 34 min

We had the opportunity to catch up with eyebobs and their CEO, Mike Hollenstein on the eve of their launching a maker advertising campaign. The creative campaign highlights local Minnesotans in their eyebob frames that reflect their personal style.  Hear about the campaign and the launch of eyebob stores throughout the country in this @Makersofmn episode.



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August 21, 2019 42 min

Benjamin Kelly is the founder and designer at Dinosaur Hampton, who tracked down a vintage chain stitch embroidery machine and taught himself to use it to create original works of textile art and clothing designs that he sells through Instagram and original commissions out of his  M... Read more

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August 13, 2019 35 min

Jess Rosenberg is a yogi, teacher, co-founder of Gorilla Yogis and the founder of Super Stretch Yoga, an edutainment brand designed to connect kids to the practice of yoga.

Super Stretch for kids is a world-renowned app designed to encourage &... Read more

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August 6, 2019 43 min

Rachel Nearhood is the founder and CEO of Ellie and Ott, a series of books for babies and their parents. Ellie + Ott is changing how parents learn about their baby’s development. They give parents a month-by-month game plan to enhance playtime and hone their parenting chops through the books, flashcards and researched insight into play and development. 



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Urban Growler Brewery was started by Front of the House expert Jill Pavlak and Brew Master Deb Loch. Urban Growler is women-owned and operated and has great food that goes with their award-winning beer. Their taproom is a warm, inviting, giant community room where all are welcome.  

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July 23, 2019 33 min

Joleen Emery, the founder of Big Raven Yoga,  made lemonade out of lemons when a car accident left her struggling to get back to her beloved sport of yoga. After a mat mix-up at the yoga studio, she decided to make yoga mats that inspire practice and creativity with their thoughtful and artistic designs.

Big Raven Yoga mats is a Minnesota family busin... Read more

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