- Denfeld Grand Opening!
- Cooking with Beer
- In Season—Maple Syrup
The Denfeld location has been successfully open for a month, and it’s time to celebrate! Denfeld Grand Opening will be celebrated all week April 18th — April 22nd!
All week we will be having farmers and producers at the Denfeld store doing product sampling and meeting with the community. Stop by to meet the farmers and producers, and try a sample of what they offer!
Grand Opening Tasting Schedule
Times vary day to day.
Duluth Coffee Company & Meadowlands Chocolate
Peace Coffee & Happy Nest Mock Duck LLC
Clover Valley Vinegary & Sixth Street Eats
Red Hoof Farm & Duluth’s Best Bread
Bay Produce, YKer Acres, & Sassy Nanny Farmstead Cheese
Rustic Inn Cafe and Gifts & Positively 3rd Street Bakery
Everyday we will have a new giveaway in the store, as well as daily drawings on our Facebook page and in store drawings for gift baskets, bikes and more in both stores all week long!
Watch your mailbox for valuable coupons good at both locations.
Plus— join us on Friday, April 22nd from 6:00PM — 8:00PM at Bent Paddle Brewery for a pairing of hand-crafted beers and delicious food from our Fog City Deli. A flight of their 4 Flagship beers and 2 specialty infusions plus 6 food pairings will only set you back $6! What a tasty deal! All proceeds go to the Community Action Duluth Grand Avenue Community Greenhouse project.
Maple syrup is a crowd-pleaser. Kids and adults alike look forward to this sweet tree-nectar that signifies the end of winter, and the start of a great breakfast. While many of us grew-up enjoying the imitation, corn-syrup variety we all know that nothing can truly compare to the real thing.
Maple syrup is harvested from sugar maple trees in the late winter and early spring, when the days are above freezing temperatures and the nights are below. This weather is essential for allowing the sap that built-up during the winter months to flow through the taps on the tree. The collected sap is then put through an evaporator that evaporates the water and leaves the sweet syrup behind. It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup!
There are 4 grades that maple syrup is divided into. These grades signify color and flavor, and you may be surprised at how different they taste! Lighter colored maple syrup is bright and delicate, while darker grades are more robust and considered to be ideal for cooking with.
One traditional way to enjoy syrup is in the form of maple taffy, which many of us know of from Little House in the Big Woods. This treat is made by cooking down maple syrup and drizzling it over packed snow!
Maple syrup can be used in sweet and savory dishes. Try glazing maple syrup on salmon, marinating pork with it, or creating a sweet and spicy side-dish. When all else fails, start the day off right by using it to sweeten your breakfast.