Get a SNEAK PREVIEW of our 2020 fundraising catalog. We have welcomed 8 NEW MN brands & added 72 NEW items. Fresh, unique & MN made food/ beverage, gift/home goods, and self-care best-sellers from local purpose-driven brands. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation events.
We are excited to announce the addition of 8 new brands and 72 new items we’ve added to the MN Brands For Good collection. Over half of all items in the program are priced $2-$10 to boost your participation rates.
Learn the stories behind our brand partners below:
Nordic Ware – St. Louis Park, MN
Since 1946, Nordic Ware has been committed to making our famous bakeware in the USA while employing over 300 Minnesotans. As a family-owned company, we are dedicated to a vibrant community life and support artistic, cultural, health and educational organizations such as Transitions Plus, by providing on-the-job training to help differently-abled high school students prepare for real-world jobs.
Maddie & Maize – Minneapolis, MN
We like to say our popcorn is gourmet. It sounds nice, but really it’s just a quicker way of saying, “We spend far too much time wondering if there are enough sprinkle pieces in this batch or if in that other batch, the sweetness of the bourbon isn’t overpowering the smokiness of the barbecue.” Each one of these batches of popcorn is made in small quantities to make sure that we can live up to that big little word. No dyes or weird artificial stuff here. We’re Maddy & Maize, and we want you to have the most delicious, all-natural popcorn you’ve ever tasted.
Mr. B’s Chocolate – Willmar, MN
Started in Willmar, MN in 1987, Mr. B’s chocolate was started by Dwight Barnes, the original Chocolatier. Inspired by a trip to Antwerp, Belgium, Dwight happened on “the best chocolatier in the world,” Mr. Hans Burie. Dwight decided it was time he became a Chocolatier himself and convinced Mr. Burie to mentor him. Dwight spent three months in Belgium side by side with Mr. Burie who taught him how to make his finest chocolate from scratch. Mr. B’s has won several awards throughout the years including the “Taste Of Chocolate” in Bloomington and “Best Chocolate” by the Star & Tribune.
Sturdiwheat – Red Wing, MN
Founded in 1939 on a farm in Red Wing, Minnesota, Sturdiwheat prides itself on processing only the highest quality wheat in order to retain the maximum nutritional value, reflecting our desire to offer natural, nutritious products. These delicious baking mixes take the guesswork out making you look like a pro baker every time!
Here’s The Deal Spice Company – Plymouth, MN
Here’s the deal… We believe that food should be made with love. That’s why we crafted four, hand-blended spices that enhance your cooking experience and add chef-quality flavor to every bite. So that you love what you eat.
New Life Coffee – Rice, MN
New Life Coffee is an artisan roaster of specialty Arabica coffee. We carefully roast all of our coffees in small batches in our Rice Minnesota roastery using only the very best single-source coffee. We work hard to develop, delicious and unique flavors. Coffee is our passion!
Vintage Studio – Osseo, MN
Started by two friends with a passion for creating and all things vintage. Inspired by the time we shared with our grandmothers in the kitchen baking cookies and helping with dinners. Our focus is Minnesota; a place that is filled with so many great destinations and several unique phrases that make it our home. We believe in supporting communities and work with several schools each year to donate product and work on anti-bullying campaigns with our Pocket Pals – SHARE-A-SMILE initiative.
MN Nice Enough – Nisswa, MN
Get ready for compliments from friends and complete strangers, our great designs are all original artwork by Founder Biff A. Ulm. The highest quality outdoor sticker confidently sticks inside or out. MN Nice Enough gives to organizations that support creativity, equality, the environment, and education.
Gina B. Designs – Plymouth, MN
It all began with Gina’s love of stationery and pretty paper as a young girl. In 1984 Gina founded Gina B. Designs, and today, 35 years later we still take great pride in brightening lives with beautiful art and simple, genuine messages. We are committed to providing our customers with stationery and gifts of exceptional art and design -delivered with outstanding service.