Heidi Skoog

Heidi Skoog Heidi Skoog is the proprietor of Serious Jam. After nearly two decades as an award-winning  florist, she swapped blooms for an apron to pursue her passion for food. A self-taught jam maker, Heidi combines traditional methods and a flair for experimenting with flavor  combinations and unusual ingredients. The result is a well-balanced, vibrant…

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Brennan Johnson

Brennan Johnson Brennan’s fascination with food and food culture was catalyzed by a trip to Western Europe in 2009 to study communal brick ovens. He began baking bread soon after, baking out of his father’s own brick oven in Minnesota and selling at local farmers markets during his high school summers. He has a degree…

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Rose Sawyer

Rose Sawyer Rose has been cooking and baking almost since the day she was born! She has worked in both professional kitchens and bakeries. She is an avid gardener and loves vegetables.

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Leah Moss

Leah Moss Leah Moss-Parham is an Ayurvedic Practitioner with an MS in Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine from the Maharishi International University. She is a member of the Maharishi Ayurvedic Association of America and holds a professional Practitioner of Ayurveda Certification from the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA. She owns her own Ayurvedic practice, Simply Veda…

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Aimee Van Ostrand

Aimee Van Ostrand Aimee Van Ostrand, L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture & Wellness Studio in Stillwater and White Bear Lake. Aimee holds a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She began teaching tai chi at her studios to encourage patients to maintain a life-long practice of movement and breath.…

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Aleks Knezevich

Aleks Knezevich Aleks Knezevich has been in the service industry for 22 years and has worked as a bartender for elite catering services in New York City, restaurants in the Iowa City and Minneapolis area, and even owned his own mobile bartending service. Aleks is also a professional musical theater actor in the Twin Cities,…

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Amanda Buttinger

Amanda Buttinger Amanda Buttinger here…I’ve been a Rick Steves’ Europe tour guide and guidebook researcher for 15 years. While waiting to take you all back out on the road,  I’ve been doing virtual travel gatherings with Gather2Travel.com. I’ve lived in Spain for 23 years, more than half my life, yet I am still fascinated by…

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Amanda Yadav

Amanda Yadav

Amanda Yadav Amanda is a Minnesota native who grew up in a family of gardeners and started growing microgreens to keep her green thumb in shape during the long Minnesota winters. She now owns Fiddlehead Farm LLC and grows a menu of over 45 different varieties of microgreens for restaurants, co-ops and farmers markets in…

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Amber White

Amber White Amber White is an artist and maker who grew up in rural northern Minnesota and is currently located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. She is a professional artist and adult-onset deer hunter who creates a myriad of 2D and 3D artwork for gallery and outdoor installation as well as antler jewelry, tallow body…

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Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin Andrea Martin is a Saint Paul artist and educator. She has been cutting paper for ten years and started working as a full time artist after retiring from teaching science. Andrea exhibits her work at art fairs and exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally. She belongs to several art organizations including MN Center for…

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