Back to Basics Vendor/Exhibitor Fair


Saturday, February 15



Located in the Pine-River Backus School Performance Gym 

 401 Murray Ave, Pine River, MN 56474


Back to Basics hosts the largest (50+ booths) sustainably-focused vendor fair in the region! Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on locally grown and handmade goodies all while chatting with knowledgeable people and organizations who want to help you live more sustainably. Come shop and learn with us! There will be an abundance of educational materials, services, locally made/grown goods including delicious foods, natural personal care products, handmade home decor, clothing, and more! The vendor fair is free and open to the public all day (8am-5pm) on Saturday, February 15th.  


Vendor/Exhibitor registration is open for our 2020 event! You can register online here or print paper forms and return them by mail.   Additional information can be found in our Vendor Guidelines. Vendor/exhibitors must have their proposal in by Saturday, November 9th to be included in all our event promotion. Proposals will be accepted up until the event, as space allows. Vendors will also need to fill out an ST-19 form, which can be returned to us by email, mail, or at check-in the day of the event.


A wide shot of the Back to Basics vendor fair  Pine River Minnesota  People stand in front of a booth


Below is the list of our 2020 Back to Basics Vendors & Exhibitors. We will update the list periodically - check back soon! Some of our vendors (marked with a *) will also be presenting a workshop during Back to Basics.

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Absolutely Sunshine Massage & Wellness - Information and products about massage and wellness, including: massage services, wellness coaching, exercise, CBD, stones, melaleuca, eco-friendly products, and oils. 

B&B FarmCo - Goat milk soap & bath/body products - all made by hand in small batches with natural ingredients. 

BackWood Basics*- Bottom watering planters for growing shoots, herbs, and fodder indoors.

Brainerd Weight Loss and Wellness Center - Teaching people how to eat well and live well through real, whole foods.

Brambleberry Farm - Homemade jams, jellies, syrup, salsa, as well as beeswax and honey sticks all made from organically grown ingredients.

Brenda Mason, Inc.  - Clothing made largely from upcycled and repurposed fabrics. It's one-of-a-kind, unique, and made with love! 

Camp Olson YMCA - Camp Olson is a 1,250 acre residential camp in the beautiful northwoods of Longville, Minnesota. They offer residential summer camp programs to youth ages 7-17. Campers participate in many outdoor recreation activities, inclduing archery/rifelry, nature, swimming, horseback riding, sailing, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, wilderness trips, and more! Camp Olson is invovled in sustainability through a community garden, renewable energy, recycling programs, and conservation easements, protecting the land for generations to come. 

CatTale's Books and Gifts - Books! New and previously loved books on Nature and other favorite subjects, as well as a few select gift items like bamboo socks, crystal & mineral samples, aromatherapy candles, and incense. 

Chinese Herbs & Acupuncture - Information about the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine and the demonstration of a couple simple modalities for a couple of different common maladies. Private practice in Crosslake offering both group and private acupuncture sessions.

Crosslake Area Senior Services - A resource that connects the Senior population to a more healthy lifestyle.  

Crow Wing Food Co-Op - A variety of Minnesota made products, including chips, BBQ sauces, and honey mustards.

Cynthia Rose Sound Art - Tibetan singing bowls and hand-painted Mandala stones.

Energy for Life Connection- Handcrafted herbal remedies from locally-sourced, sustainably-grown, and/or wild-crafted herbs, including dried herbs, tinctures, infused vinegars, topical lotions, salves, oils, and liniments. 

Enger Grove- Handmade artisan woodworking products - everything from timber frame buildings to kitchen items like rolling pins and cutting boards. Refurbished vintage axe handles and hatchets. Guest artists featuring other art types, such as handmade quilt and knit products. Wood is harvested locally. 

Faith in Action for Cass County* - This nonprofit is a local collaborative effort among faith communities, community agencies, donors, and individuals with gifts of service. FIA provides non-medical neighborly assistance to older adults, adults with disabilities, and others experiencing difficult circumstances. 

Grampa G's* - Family farm selling local fresh produce, plants, canned goods, dehydrated produce & pencil artwork. Information available on deep winter greenhouse construction & growing food in the middle of winter. 

Guiding Spirit Journeys - Offering guide services into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Each trip offered may be a different theme related to nature connectedness. Mindfulness, yoga, journaling, and mind-body-spirit are also aspects of the trips.

HealthSource of Baxter - Promoting a healthy body and relaxed mind to maintain and increase health. Offering free chair massages.

Hedlund Chiropractic - Learn about chiropractic services and how to sustain the life of your body. Offering free chair massages. 

Hemptress Farms, LLC - Direct from Hemp Farm CBD products, tinctures, creams, honey, bath bombs. Information pamphlets will be available on the farm and how CBD works with our bodies. All products are handmade in small batches from an all organic hemp farm. 

Ideal Green Market Co-Op - Information about the co-op and selling seeds from Seed Savers Exchange.  The co-op sources as many locally and sustainably produced products as possible and encourages their patrons to do the same. 

Kabekona Kreations - Handmade items from repurposed and reclaimed materials including: window hangings, whimsical baubles, necklaces, earrings, embellished bottles and bells, wooden dinosaur and car sets.

L & J Creations - The world's purest CBD oil that is extracted from hemp with only two ingredients in it: hemp seed oil and CBD oil.

Let's Get Stones/Thyme for Angels - Reiki attuned, wire wrapped stone jewelry, loose stones, and gifts to enhance your spiritual journey.

Mann Lake, Ltd.* - Information on hobby beekeeping & a catalog of products. They will also be selling beekeeping and hobby books, bee gift items, honey sticks, & honey candy. 

Matt's Mushrooms and More - Dried wild mushrooms, maple syrup, and maple sugar.

Mazinabii' lgewin - Traditional Ojibwe style painting. 

Monat - Information about all natural hair and skin products that are chemical free and cruelty free. 

My Workshop Space - Information on community woodworking, custom furniture, kitchen cabinets, and granite for new homes or remodeling. 

The National Loon Center* - Information on the new 15,000 square foot building coming to Cross Lake in 2020! The National Loon Center will also be completing a 3,100 foot shoreline restoration project. 

The Nature Conservancy* - Information about protecting and preserving the Upper Mississippi River Basin through Our Mississippi Our Future. They will have posters, postcards, literature, sign-up sheets, and an interactive map. 

North Circle Seeds - Open-pollinated seeds produced with sustainable farming practices and without chemicals. Seeds are saved and can be regionally adapted to our climate! 

Ole Lake Farm - Heritage whole wheat flour & rye flour grown with only organic inputs on a farm that practices soil health management. Goat's milk soap and lotion with no artificial ingredients. Available in reusable glass jars.

Phoenixfire Jewelry* - Nature related handmade copper jewelry. 

Pine River Seed Library* - Information about the seed library & how it works, as well as tips for seed saving. Membership forms, seed forms for borrowing seeds, & seeds to borrow will be available!

Pine River Watershed Alliance* - This nonprofit will provide information & opportunities to provide water quality restoration & protection, both above & below ground. They will have a model of the watershed to discuss. 

Plant Magick* - Handmade herbal wellness products in eco-friendly packaging, including: elderberry syrup, sore throat elixir, fire syrup, dry shampoo, facial scrubs, bath salts, chap stick, lip tints, deodorant, artisanal soaps, herbal salves, herbal loose leaf teas, & sanitizing sprays. All ingredients are organic or ethically wild crafted and products contain no harmful chemicals or preservatives. 

Rad Tangibles - Repurpoesd flannel cleaning towel to replace single use paper towels.

Ready-2-Fruit Mushrooms LLC* - Mushroom kits and cultivation supplies. 

RetroGreen Energy - A retrofit insulation company with information about an environmentally friendly insulation product that will last longer than conventional methods of insulation and help reduce your energy bills!

Ron's Rustics - Repurposed wood from old dock sections turned into home decor items. 

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)* - A nonprofit dedicated to making solar energy accessible to all people. They will provide information on services related to solar energy, energy poverty, and residential solar installations.

Sprout MN - A food distribution hub that works with local farms to procure food for distribution. They also promote, support, and provide an arena for local artists.

State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Information on DNR mobile and web applications, navigating public lands for recreational uses, and use of public lands.

Strictly Mushrooms LLC - Selling gourmet mushrooms in multiple varieties. 

theHERBAL Cache* - Homemade wild-crafted herbal products that include tinctures/liquid extracts, ointments, balms, roll-ons, inhalers, kombucha starter kits, DIY elderberry syrup kits, etc. 

Thermography of Minnesota - Breast thermography is an imaging method that uses sophisticated infrared cameras and computer systems to detect the heat given off the surface of the skin. This heat is processed into a high-resolution image that may be analyzed for some of the earliest risk markers for breast cancer.

TOPS 9551 - Information about weight loss, support, and healthy living. 

U-Roast-Em* - Specialty Grade Arabica Green and Fresh Roasted coffee beans, sourced from small woman-owned and family-owned farms, many of which are Rainforest Alliance, Organic, or Fair Trade certified. They also sell several stove-top and automated counter-top electric home roasters.

Walden Hill Handmade - Handcrafted jewelry and home decor. 

Whakima Herbals, LLC- Promoting natural healing and nontoxic living through homemade herbal-based first aid, wellness, and self-care products.

Young Living Essential Oils - Essential oils to help improve wellness physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, & financially.


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