NDDC Board Visits ECO Gardens

NDDC Board Members visited with Howie and Jeni Holt of eco gardens recently and got the full tour.  It’s really amazing what they’ve done with the old Tires Plus site.

As part of the founding family of Mother Earth Gardens in South Minneapolis, they have over a decade of experience in the business.  They sold the business a few years ago, eventually moving to an old farmstead west of Northfield. After seeing the vitality of our historic commercial district, they decided to get back in the garden store businesses. Continue reading

NDDC Board Visits Tea Creations

Members of the NDDC Board visited with Daniel Xiong at Tea Creations.  It was a cool and refreshing break in our morning.

Tea Creations just celebrated their one-year anniversary in Northfield.  Daniel told us that he and his wife were attracted to Northfield by the historic buildings, the beautiful setting, the people on the street (might I summarize as our vibrant and vital downtown?), and the presence of the two colleges.  Continue reading

Enjoy JuneBug Festival of Music this Weekend

Have I mentioned that I once bought a t-shirt from Bob Jacobsen that proclaims “Northfield Music City Minnesota”?  Well, although  we make a strong argument (pound for pound) every week, the annual JuneBug Festival of Music offers an extra-compelling case.

Thursday, June 23rd: Junebug Festival of Music: Sweet Jazz, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Counterfactuals, 8:00 to 10:30 p.m., and Fish Frye, 11:00 to 12:30 p.m., Contented Cow, Karaoke, 8 p.m., 620 Grill, and Alison Rae, 8:30 to 11:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge. Continue reading

A Big Thanks to Our Taste Sponsors

Today (Friday, June 17th) is the second day of the 6th Annual Taste of Northfield.  Although there are still loads of food and fun to be enjoyed in historic, scenic, authentic Downtown, Northfield, MN…we’d like to take a moment and thank the organizations that make the event possible.

Our Cornerstone Sponsors this year are Archer House River Inn, Carleton College, First National Bank of Northfield, KYMN, Neuger Communications Group, and Northfield News.

Our Corporate Sponsors are College City Beverage, and Malt-O-Meal.

Our Business Boosters are By All Means Graphics, Chapati Indian Restaurant, City of Northfield, Community Resource Bank, Contented Cow Pub, Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee, Fette Electronics, Franek Electric, Guth Electric, J. Grundy’s Rueb’N’Stein, Northfield Historical Society, Northfield Municipal Liquor Store, Northfield Police Department, Taylor Truck Line, and, last, but far, far, from least, Waste Management.