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A family tradition, now available to yours

burgess syrup
Burgess Family Sugarhouse was born along the winding Black River in Central Wisconsin Like all midwesterners, the neighbors in Steve and Kathy’s small farming community eagerly anticipated the signs of spring. One of the most welcome signs were the sounds of the Burgess family trees being tapped and sap dripping into metal buckets. About twenty-five […]

A Northwoods Renaissance Man

douglas wood
Meet Douglas Wood, one multi-talented maker.   Douglas Wood — musician, keynote speaker and author of 37 books — grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. And, from very early on, he felt a little out of place. “I always knew that I belonged where there were lakes and rivers and waters and woods,” he says. […]

Why we bought MinnBox

Transforming our state, one craft economy at a time. “It’s really great you’re doing this,” said Ruth Marcks, Custom Product Business Specialist at Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery, as we loaded up boxes of the mugs that would wind up in our Holiday Gift Box. “You’re promoting people who are trying really hard to make […]