At Honey & Rye, we source many of our ingredients from local vendors. We are excited to support our beloved state, and take pride in knowing where our food comes from while developing lifelong relationships with the people behind the brands. Here’s a snapshot of who we work with:
Ames Farm is serious about their honey production, with approximately 400 hives across the state that help produce their unique single-source flavor profiles like alfalfa and fall wild flower. To taste the quality of Ames honey, try our honey whole wheat sandwich bread and honey & rye pretzels, or take home a jar from our retail shelves!
Tucked in southern Minnesota, Hope Creamery churns out award-winning butter, plus cream and eggs — all staple ingredients for Honey & Rye’s pastries. In business for over 100 years, this top-notch creamery has their output down to a science.
Swany White Flour Mills knows their flour! The original mill was built in the late 1800’s, and for the last 100 years has been owned and operated by the same family in Freeport, Minnesota. Their top-notch flours form the backbone of the artisan breads at Honey & Rye.
Nestled in the tiny town of Welcome, Minnesota, Whole Grain Milling grows and processes certified organic grains … buckwheat, spelt, popcorn, cornmeal, you name it! Their sunflower seeds, millet, oats and flax make our loaf of Mom’s Multigrain the grain-filled, nutty goodness that it is!
Tiny Footprint is the world’s first carbon negative coffee brand. For every pound of beans that are sold, Roastery 7 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota donates a portion of the proceeds to fund reforesation in Ecuador’s Mindo cloudforest — the trees that are planted will remove 54 lbs of CO2 from the atmosphere over their lifespan. The concept is just as amazing as their fair-trade, organic coffee.
Verdant Tea has some of the freshest tea around … literally. They airship their loose leaf tea from a handful of small family farms in remote regions of China, and brew chai concentrate weekly at their Minneapolis tea room in the Seward Neighborhood. Verdant’s focus on sourcing and producing quality teas can be tasted in every cup we serve.