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A satellite food shelf of Channel One in Rochester open the 4th Saturday of every month.

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Don't miss out on the winter farmers markets! Plenty of vegetables, milk, and meat to keep you warm and fuzzy in this weather. Plus honey, preserves, farm crafts and coffee each week. Come meet your farmers and get fresh, local groceries!

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While there is still room for improvement, gluten-free dining has become easier and easier in Rochester. More restaurants are offering options “g-f” and are willing to make adjustments for patrons who need a meal without wheat. Here are a few places that offer gluten-free choices.

Tilion is an Icelandic word which means “to craft.” The name reflects the larger goals of Cannon Falls’ first brewery in more than a century: they don’t want to just make beer, they want to craft a comfortable place to gather and relax right in the heart of their community. 

Dawn Finnie remembers when she first started getting into beer. She was working at Applebee’s in Mankato while attending college. Back then, craft beer wasn’t a thing. She and co-workers would try mystery bags of beer, which were mostly full of Schell’s.

Saturday will find Miss Brandy Merlot, an experienced performer in the Rochester area, Miss Cece Demeior, a former Miss Southeast Minnesota, Miss Holly Wand, an up and coming star on the scene, and Miss Anita Tiara, emcee, giving it their all as they host Drag Queen Bingo. 

"The transformation I have felt as a result of my lifestyle change has ignited my passion, helping others to cultivating true wellness from the inside out." Celeste Sullivan, certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, shares five perks of a plant-based diet.

“The first couple years, there’s a bit of a learning curve,” says Scott Moon, owner of Sargent’s Gardens in Rochester. To lessen the curve, we have a little guide for how to start your own seedlings if you’re ready to get your hands dirty.