Earlier this year, our readers’ choice online survey sought your input regarding which restaurants, retailers and service providers you like best in the St. Croix Valley. Your votes have been counted and the top three finalists in each category are listed here in alphabetical order.
People & Families
Summer Smiles & Sweet Corn by Anne Jackson
Wildlife & Nature
Dream by Violet Penman
Big River Farms is a St. Croix Valley certified organic vegetable farm comprising, according to Minnesota Food Association programs manager Laura Hedeen, about 30 tillable acres. Small but mighty, these 30 acres have a huge impact on the lives of many Minn.
The county fair brings communities together to create a fun environment and celebrate people who make a difference. While most people's experience ends when they leave the fair, for the Fairest of the Fair, the experience lasts the entire year.
Muslims in the St. Croix Valley and throughout the east metro will soon have a beautiful, brand new house of worship. Construction on a mosque in Afton began in 2017 and was set to open this past summer. Plans had been in the works for almost a decade.
The St. Croix Valley is the focus or backdrop to some of the most beautiful photography. And Instagram is a great place to spotlight and share what both professional and amateur photographers capture along the way.
Life is sweet when it comes to the following 30-some most-admired restaurants, shops, services and people, because all of their hard work and effort, investment in the Valley and commitment to quality is paying sweet dividends, as each is voted by you, our readers, as the best in the region in a
Local high school senior Violet Penman, who will attend UW-River Falls this year, has a natural instinct for photography. Not only did her photo Valley Bee win first-place in this magazine’s photo contest, but her only other submission, Busy Bee, took home second place.
Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of St.