Shops & Business

21 Roots goat

Local nonprofit 21 Roots Farm brings meaningful activities to people impacted by developmental disabilities throughout the St. Croix Valley community. With programming for both youths and adults, activities on the farm are as fresh as each new season since the farm’s start in 2019.

Sarah Schroeder, founder of Minnesota Made apparel company, poses outside a storefront displaying some of her products

All of Minnesota Made's products are sustainably made from companies that are Worldwide Responsibly Accredited Production (Wrap) certified.

Four trolleys from Stillwater Trolley await riders before a tour of the city.

Fall back in love with the Valley: Book a trolley tour!

Bags of Colectivo Coffee sit next to a Wisconsin mug at The Purple Tree gift shop.

The Purple Tree was voted this year’s Best Gift Shop, and with a summer of graduations, block parties and impromptu patio gatherings on the horizon, who doesn’t need a stash of host and hostess gifts right about now?

A woman models a pair of statement glasses.

Statement glasses are back in a big way. But when it comes to finding the right frames—to flatter your face, work with your lifestyle and fit your look—it can be intimidating to navigate the bevy of choices.

A durable fabric map from True North Map Company is affixed to a canoe during a Boundary Waters trip.

True North Map Company's fabric maps are durable, multipurpose guides that also serve as keepsakes.

A long-sleeved shirt from the Stillbilly Project.

Local blogger and photographer Stephany Wieland has turned a silly T-shirt idea into a burgeoning side hustle.

Bird Branding, tropical wings, migratory birds, Costa Rica, tropical birds

The upcoming St. Croix Flyway Bird Migration Celebration champions the international partnership.

Three dogs stand ready for training at Red Star Kennel.

Their advice? The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is completely false.

The two women behind Gypsy Mint Stencil Co. pose in front of some stencil work.

Gypsy Mint helps bring the wow factor into any space.

Two young boys examine sports equipment.

Youth Advantage provides opportunities for local students.