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A new grain – Kernza – finds its way into products

Beth Dooley strikes again with a great piece on Kernza and the local producers (like us!) using this amazing grain.

A new grain – Kernza – finds its way into products>>

October 12, 2017
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The Grain That Tastes Like Wheat, but Grows Like a Prairie Grass

If you've always wanted to learn the in-depth history of Kernza (starting 12,000 years ago, kind of depth), this is a great read in this week's The Nation magazine. Featuring Minnesota's very own, Tracy Singleton, of the Birchwood Cafe, the article details the life and arc of Kernza and the nationwide pioneers working with it.

The Grain that Tastes Like Wheat, but Grows Like a Prairie Grass>>

October 12, 2017
Farmers Market

October 14 Mill City Farmers Market

You can find us at Mill City Farmers Market this Saturday from 9:00am – 1:00pm, featuring all our favorite strands, including a few new ones. Pen your weekly menus then come early. You know how fast they go!

Toasted Kernza Fettuccine
Wild Rice Minnesoba
Fresh Ramen
Sprouted Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Toasted Farro Cavatappi

Rustic Durum Egg Campanelle
Rustic Durum Egg Mafaldine
Rustic Durum Egg Pici
Rustic Durum Egg Strozzapreti

100% Buckwheat Soba
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Fettuccine
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Cavatappi

October 11, 2017

Makers Of Minnesota Podcast

Jeff and I popped into the studio of Stephanie Hansen's "Makers of Minnesota" podcast and talked noodles, business and ... local makers.

Makers of Minnesota Podcast

October 11, 2017

SEPTEMBER 20 – MNCup Division Final – Results

Well friends, while we made it to the FINALS (!), our time is done with the MNCup. Sad trombone! Jeff and I pitched for the division finals yesterday and were sad to come in 3rd place. (Although, I like to say that we were the 1st 3rd-placer.) Second place went to Squarrel Cooperage, a really clever company that will be moving to Minnesota soon to sell their square barrels, distill and collaborate with Dashfire Bitters. Keep your eye out! And the winner in our division was Autonomous Tractor – a company with a lot of potential for our farms and environment. We'll definitely be seeing big things from them in the future. We’d LOVE to see them win the entire prize. Fingers crossed!

Overall, the experience was huge, and … well, hard. We learned a lot and got to meet some pretty amazing people along the way. The biggest win in our books! Onward!

October 11, 2017
Farmers Market

September 23 Farmers Market

You can find us at Mill City Farmers Market this Saturday from 8:00am – 1:00pm, featuring all our favorite strands, including a few new ones. Pen your weekly menus then come early. You know how fast they go!

NEW: Rustic Durum Egg Lasagne Sheets
NEW: Sprouted Brown Rice GLUTEN-FREE Lasagne Sheets

Toasted Kernza Fettuccine
Wild Rice Minnesoba
Fresh Ramen
Sprouted Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Toasted Farro Cavatappi

Rustic Durum Egg Campanelle
Rustic Durum Egg Mafaldine
Rustic Durum Egg Pici
Rustic Durum Egg Strozzapreti

100% Buckwheat Soba
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Fettuccine
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Cavatappi

September 21, 2017
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Dumpling & Strand is in the MNCup Finals!

Last night was fairy-tale making. Honestly. As semi-finalists, we pitched alongside nine other amazing startups for a chance to be one of the three finalists in the MNCup. The pitches were inspiring – never have I seen such a wide variety of businesses, business models and visions for the future of MN food and ag. VERY fun night. It felt like after each pitch, I would lean over to Jeff and say “Whoa. That was big. They’re moving on. Definitely.” So as I was recording the reveal, it came as SUCH a surprise to hear our names called as one of the three finalists. (So much so that I obviously didn’t record anything past our name!)

As an aside, we're crushing on Angie Bastian from BoomChickaPop. As the emcee of the night (she’s the one at the podium), she had us all roaring with her charismatic wit. (If you haven’t tried her popcorn yet, get on that. And then rabbithole a bit on her story. Another inspirational Minnesotan.)

Moving forward over the next month, we'll share the stage with the other two finalists, Autonomous Tractor Corp and Squarrel Cooperage. Both really smart products, really smart businesses, and really smart people. We can’t wait to get to know them and see where this wacky adventure keeps taking (all of) us!

Jeff and I are elated with the idea that this wee start up has big enough “noodles” to move ahead in such a tough competition. The next month is going to put us – and the business – to the test. We may ask for more help as we move along – from reviews to surveys to lots of cocktails (wink). We feel so luck to be surrounded by this big community of support. We can’t thank you enough.

Let’s do this!

August 25, 2017
Farmers Market

8/19 & 8/20 Weekend: Two Markets of Fun!

This weekend you can find us at both Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday (8:00am – 1:00pm), and at Kingfield Farmers Market on Sunday (8:30pm – 1:00pm), featuring all our favorite strands, including a few new ones. Minnesota is in the midst of crazy produce bounty – meaning you can create your dinner all from ingredients from the market!

NOODLE RSVP: Put a hold on your favorite strands. Contact us on Friday, and we’ll happily hold it for you for pickup Saturday or Sunday until noon!

Read all the news for this weekend's market here>>

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's what's at the market this weekend:

NEW! Whole Grain Soft Durum Mafaldine
NEW! Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Fusillo

Wild Rice Minnesoba
Fresh Ramen
Sprouted Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Toasted Farro Cavatappi

Rustic Durum Egg Strozzapreti
Rustic Durum Egg Campanelle
Rustic Durum Egg Mafaldine
Rustic Durum Egg Pici

100% Buckwheat Gluten-free Soba
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Fettuccine
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Cavatappi

August 18, 2017
Farmers Market

8/5 Mill City Farmers Market

You can find us at Mill City Farmers Market this Saturday from 8:00am – 1:00pm, featuring all our favorite strands. And we’re in the height of fresh produce – so pen your weekly menus then come early. You know how fast they go!

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's what's at the market this weekend:

NEW! Whole Grain Soft Durum Mafaldine

Toasted Kernza        
Wild Rice Minnesoba           
Fresh Ramen
Sprouted Whole Wheat Spaghetti     
Toasted Farro Cavatappi 
           
Rustic Durum Egg Strozzapreti     
Rustic Durum Egg Campanelle       
Rustic Durum Egg Mafaldine          
Rustic Durum Egg Fusillo    
Rustic Durum Egg Pici         
Rustic Durum Egg Fettuccine         
Rustic Durum Egg Spaghetti
Rustic Durum Egg Cavatappi     
           
100% Buckwheat Gluten-free Soba   
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Fettuccine          
Sprouted Brown Rice Gluten-free Cavatappi   

August 3, 2017
Farmers Market

7/29 & 7/30 Weekend: Two Markets of Fun!

A Double Farmers Market Kind of Weekend!
It’s that time again! Once a month we show up at both Mill City and Kingfield Farmer’s Markets, for a double noodle weekend! This Saturday you can find us at Mill City Farmers Market from 8:00am – 1:00pm, and Sunday at Kingfield Farmers Market from 8:30am – 1:00pm. While we don't have to tell you that the markets are in the height of fresh produce – we do want to remind you to pen your weekly menus, then come early. You know how fast the noodles go!

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's what's at the market this weekend:

Toasted Kernza Fettuccine
Toasted Rye Fusillo
Wild Rice Minnesoba
Sprouted Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Toasted Farro Cavatappi

Rustic Durum Egg Campanelle
Rustic Durum Egg Mafaldine
Rustic Durum Egg Fusillo
Rustic Durum Egg Pici

100% Buckwheat Gluten-free Soba
Sprouted Brown Rice Fettuccine
Sprouted Brown Rice Cavatappi

July 27, 2017

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