Europe, a dinner party & lots of feedback: Therese dishes with Stephanie Hansen

Stephanie Hansen is one of those heavenly souls we makers cherish for their support of the local community. It's hard enough to come up with a novel idea. It's next-level hard to bring that idea out into the world, capture interest, and inspire someone to pay actual money to try it. And to keep going! … Continue reading Europe, a dinner party & lots of feedback: Therese dishes with Stephanie Hansen

Show your heart some love – February is heart-health month

It's no coincidence that this month of Valentines is also officially heart-health month. You can show your own heart some extra love this month by building steel-cut oats into your daily meal routine. So much has been written about the many health benefits from these amazing grains. We like these two pieces - one from … Continue reading Show your heart some love – February is heart-health month

Bearprints spotted in more Twin Cities locations than ever

Ok that was just a headline to get your attention. Because if you're like us you get alot of stuff on your phone or computer you try to avoid. But maybe if you think there are bears running around you'd want to know where they are. Luckily they're probably hibernating by now - at least … Continue reading Bearprints spotted in more Twin Cities locations than ever

We’re all in it together: buying local

What motivates you? "I should" usually triggers a sense of guilt, whereas feeling "I want to" leads to action. Let's just say that we want you to want to eat more local, and to want to support more local farms and makers by doing so. There are so many good reasons to seek out more … Continue reading We’re all in it together: buying local

Missing those free store samples? You’re not alone.

Apparently we aren't the only ones to miss grazing store samples on our grocery trips these days! Twin Cities Live featured 3 Bear Oats and 4 other local food makers who aren't able to sample in stores due to the Coronavirus. Of course it makes complete sense not to have food out in the open, … Continue reading Missing those free store samples? You’re not alone.

Stay Safe, Friends

First off - we'd like to extend our absolute best wishes to friends close and far. As we all work to adjust our daily rhythms, it's so important to seek experiences that bring us joy, love and comfort. Outdoor walks feel especially good to us right now. And if cozying up with a bowl of … Continue reading Stay Safe, Friends

7-Day Sugar Challenge and Our Oats

The New York Times recently put out its 7-day sugar challenge. We encourage you to give it a try - avoiding too much added sugar is a key to healthy eating. Frequent questions related to the challenge include coffee and, yes, oats - so we can't resist chiming in! Our Orso Toscano and Cottage Garden … Continue reading 7-Day Sugar Challenge and Our Oats

Great day at Fit Studios

We recently spent a fun day at Fit Studio, with an invitation to sample and sell our bowls. Some early risers over there! We woke at 5 to make a fresh batch of oats and get all set up between the 5 and 6am classes. It was amazing to observe the physical and emotional transformations … Continue reading Great day at Fit Studios