Spring Box 2020
Vanilla Bean Spreadable Honey
Former chefs Grace and Dustin Vanasse started Bare Honey in 2009 with just three hives and a dream, exploring the secret life of bees. Now, Bare Honey has grown to produce some of the most innovative honey infusions and spreads on the market, pairing simple spices with pure, raw honey, hand-picked from Midwest nectar sources. Their mission is to bring nature’s finest sweetener beyond the drizzle, while actively supporting pollinator research and sustainability.
Wanting to use less single-use plastic, Micah and Cassidy Rude started SHōR. Their Beeswax Wraps provide a beautiful, reusable alternative to plastic wrap. The cotton fabric is cut, ironed, waxed, and packaged by hand and can be reused for up to a year. Living on a lake and enjoying all things lake-related, their motto is, “Let’s Keep our Shores Plastic-Free”.
Rosemary Mint Lotion Bar
Our company was started by 14 year old, Frederick (FSR), who decided to start making natural soap because his skin was so irritated by the harsh ingredients in commercial soaps. For the last four years, Frederick’s mother, Tina, a retired dentist, has been expanding their product lines to include natural lotions and soy/coconut wax candles. We pride ourselves on our quality, custom recipes and unique fragrance combinations.
Lavender Lemon Lift Switchel
Superior Switchel botanically brews sparkling, certified organic switchel — a refreshing, ginger and apple cider vinegar beverage from the 17th-century. This classic elixir is perfect for replacing electrolytes, boosting immunity and supporting digestion, and unlike kombucha, it is absolutely caffeine- and alcohol-free. (Although, it does blend quite nicely with spirits!) Superior Switchel is a certified Woman-Owned B-Corp and actively supports U.S. waterway conservation efforts with 1% of their annual sales.
Zanielle Foxcroft moved to Minnesota, from England, two years ago and started drawing and selling prints from her Etsy store. From Insects to custom pet portraits you will find hand drawn prints available and many other products with her signature style. A native South African, who spent years travelling the world, Zanielle has now settled in MN with her hubby and two boys.
That Milk & Honey Candle
Natassia Misgen stumbled upon her love of beeswax after wanting to burn a cleaner product in her own home. A lady of many crafts and stay at home mother of two daughters, she was inspired by her friends and family to share her love of the bees. Each candle is hand poured and contains beeswax, coconut oil, a lead free hemp wick, phthalate free fragrance oil and the best intentions.
Crapola is the infamous brand of high-fiber granola so named by cleverly rearranging the letters of key ingredients (cranberries, apples and granola). What started as a joke by founders Brian and Andrea Strom has since turned into a serious business, thanks to a winning combination of humorous marketing and artisan-quality granola. Crapola has been ‘Making Even Weird People Regular’ since 2007.