Tina Schulze, owner of Rosie Posie, lovingly crafts bouquets of fresh fashions and accessories, complemented by home décor and bath products from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Meander through the whimsical and romantic displays under the light of an elegant chandelier, as Rosie Posie's staff of styling specialists locates the ideal outfit for any garden party, weekend in Paris, or spectator paint-drying event. Handmade jewelry by local designers ($5.95+) dresses up wardrobe staples, and Miss Me jeans ($75+) lengthen legs like a nonbouncing denim pogo stick. Scent the air with Lafco candles ($65.95) or pamper yourself with Lollia bath products ($7.95+).
The doggy dietitians at White's Premium incorporate only natural, wholesome ingredients in their dog food, giving pets the proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals they need for a long, healthy life. Each recipe get its protein from real human-grade chicken, lamb, and fish and is always free of wheat gluten. Fill your pup's plate with Original Chicken ($9.99, 5 lb; $38.99, 30 lb)— packed with rice, barley, and a slew of minerals—or help older dogs age gracefully by giving them Senior Lite ($11.99, 5lb; $44.99, 30 lb) for help with weight management and reading small print. Other specialized cuisine includes Sensitive ($11.99, 5 lb; $44.99, 30 lb) for dogs who suffer from digestive intolerances or allergies, and Puppy (5lb $11.99, 30lb $44.99) for future dog presidents.
Cal Chadwick opened up Cal's Market & Garden Center in 1961, just down the road from his family home and corn farm. Like a 99-year-old earthworm, Cal felt a deep connection with the land, building a greenhouse and tree and shrub nursery before passing down his business to his daughter, Carina, and her husband, Bryan. Today, avid gardeners, farmers, and amateur horticulturalists work hand-in-hand with the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Cal?s to pick out evergreens, plot vegetable gardens, and plan landscaping projects. With the help of personal shoppers, clients can stock up on hanging baskets, bulbs, and soils for creating a fragrant flowerbed. Cal's also offers personal gardening services, including planting, weeding, designing, and maintaining your plants.
Twin Cities Local Food transforms grocery shopping into both an online and local experience. Members log on to the virtual marketplace to peruse a variety of goods from more than 20 local farmers and producers, such as organic tomatoes, cow's milk cheeses, and whole-grain breads. Each product is source identified, so shoppers know exactly where their food comes from, how it was grown or raised, and what its first words were. After finalizing their food order, customers then choose a pickup location from one of nine nearby towns, such as Plymouth or Minneapolis, in weekly intervals during growing season, and bi-weekly during the winter.
The artesian water that flows through a protected aquifer in Oxford, Wisconsin, is cleaned to pristine, award-winning condition by Elite H2O Pure Artesian Bottled Water. Elite H2O's staff offers cooler-replenishment services and prepares personal containers, on which they affix 100% waterproof, personalized labels. Using thermal-transfer technology, they print custom designs for family get-togethers, office events, and wedding packages.
Minnesota Valley Garden Center's hundreds of verdant acres stretch across the Shakopee countryside blossoming with trees, shrubs, and perennials. Purple dome asters, multicolored pansies, and a variety of ornamental grasses bloom in the garden center, while the outdoor nursery houses homegrown trees, including maples and evergreens, planted each spring and fall. The facility's garden gurus—who have helped area gardeners for more than 50 years—can also help customers with landscape projects and irrigation setup for commercial and residential projects.