Minnesota Nice Spice is a small Minnesota company with a big heart and an unwavering commitment to crafting unique spice blends, sourcing organically-grown herbs and spices and supporting artists with disabilities.
We met this wonderful company last year at the Help A Minnesota Maker (HAMMS) event as they won the MN Maker Award. Since then, they went on to win the Small Business Revolution winning $25K from Deluxe Corporation and are now going to have 6 of their spice blends in the Minnesota Target Stores. We just love Minnesota Nice Spice and are so excited to share their story and samples of their spice with our customers this month as our first spotlight small business.
Debb Masterson, a self-proclaimed spice gypsy, naturalist, world traveler, is the founder of Minnesota Nice Spice. Lucy Johnson, her very special and amazingly talented sister who serves as her spice muse, and together they handcraft their extra nice seasoning blends right here in Minnesota.
At Minnesota Nice Spice, they carefully select certified organic herbs and spices and handcraft 17 blends using their own recipes for unique seasoning blends that emphasize natural health properties, like antioxidants, to add a little spice and lots of flavor to your healthy lifestyle.
The “nice” about their spices doesn’t end with great flavor and great ingredients. In the true spirit of community, they donate profits from each sale to benefit the Interact Center, a one-of-a-kind organization that supports over 125 theater and visual artists with disabilities, including Lucy. Her artwork graces their labels and her creative spirit inspires people every day.
Whether you are purchasing spices for yourself, as a gift or as corporate gifts, they provide you with healthy,
charitable, unique and custom made items that are handcrafted.
MN Nice Spice LOVES TO HELP YOU LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION.
Nice up your spice or Spice up your nice! Either way…that’s what they will help you do!
Twist Office Products is proud to support Minnesota Makers at Lowertown Pop. What is Lowertown Pop you ask? It is a Minnesota pop-up market; crowd-funding to benefit Face to Face and our Minnesota Makers. Pop in and support the Minnesota Maker movement. The day long event will feature local artisans and craftspeople, brewers, bakers, distillers, artists, and musicians.
MyTalk 107.1’s “Shop Girls” Allison Kaplan and her mother, Harmony, will be streaming “LIVE” from the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there will be live demos on the main stage throughout the event. The event will be held in the Waiting Room at Union Depot and will benefit Face to Face, a non-profit organization serving more than 3,300 youth ages 11-24 annually with health care and counseling, and programs for homeless youth. Fifty percent of ticket sales will be donated to Face to Face and 50 percent will be randomly given to one lucky Minnesota Maker and Twist Office Products will award the winning Minnesota Maker a basket full of office supplies.
Here are some of the Minnesota Makers Who Will Participate Include:
Beeline Honey - Jules Loft - Blue Henn - Leather Works Minnesota - Bodylish - Minnesota Nice Spice - Bruno Press - My Little Chickadee Creations - Cravin’ Pie - Muddy Mouth Cards - D8agirl - Scrappy Products - Debbie Wolk Designs - Serendipity Accessories - Duluth Preserving Company
- StormSister Spatique - Eclectic Goat - Superior Switchel - From Your Mat - Sweet Jules Gifts - Grlk - Tattersall Distilling - Hagen & Oats - Tumblewalla.
Just because the fireworks shows are over, the fourth of July BBQ's are behind us, and the U.S. National Soccer Team already took gold in the Women's World Cup, it doesn't mean that it is time to put away that American pride till next Independence Day! Nope, USA all the way, every day!
Here are just some of the ways you can keep that good ol' American Spirit going all year long - and make a difference in the USA along the way!
With Super Bowl Sunday baring down on us, we wanted to share some of our favorite wing spots. According to the Wall Street Journal more than 1.25 billion wings will be consumed this Sunday. That's four per person for every man, woman and child living in the United States. Wow.
For those of you in Chicago here's our favorites:
1. Bird's Nest
2. Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
3. House of Wings
4. Wild Goose
1. Gators Wing Shack - Palatine
2. Palmer Place - La Grange
And for Minnesota we love:
1. Blue Door Pub
2. Hickory Hut
3. Spring Street Tavern
Where do you go for your favorite wings? If we didn't mention them, let us know and we can talk wings on Monday. Have a safe Super Bowl Sunday.
Looking for something specific? Search our site below for more content: