Roots Issue

Every story in the Roots Issue reveals a unique aspect of our Minnesota roots—common threads of strength, passion, and community cultivation.

Dive in to learn more about makers Britta Kauppila Metalsmith, Duluth Pack, Urban Roots, and Worker-B. Explore nature and our connection to it through a travelogue about camping the North Shore and through another story written from the perspective of a northwoods woodworker.

Also featured is a curated list of local favorites by Greta Alms, owner, writer, and photographer for Pickles Travel Blog ( - this list includes Amboy Cottage Café, G.R.A.C.E Thrift Store, Minneopa State Park, Morgan Creek Vineyards, and WYSIWYG Juice Co. From there, we are also proud to feature a mushroom foraging and identification guide by Alexandra Schulz, which is accompanied by a delicious Hen of the Woods recipe by Alan Bergo, Executive Chef at Lucia’s and founder of Forager Chef. And lastly, we feature the winners of the ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ Instagram Contest sponsored by Foxglove Market & Studio!