The Buttered Tin Partners


Good ingredients make all the difference

What makes our scratch made Eats & Sweets so delicious? It all starts with fresh, natural ingredients sourced from farmers and vendors who care deeply about quality products and ethical practices. Many of our partnerships go back several years, and we use local ingredients whenever possible.

Hope Creamery [butter]

Hope, MN

Not much has changed since 1964. Hope Creamery still makes small batches of butter using fresh Minnesota cream from area farmers and sells to local grocery stores and restaurants. While most butter today comes from modern creameries that are automatically controlled industries, they still run a traditional creamery with skilled butter makers, so you get the very best butter possible.

Sparboe Farms [eggs]

Wayzata, MN

Sparbore Farms values passion, respect, family, courage, integrity, and stewardship. Hatched in 1954, Sparboe started as a chick distributor in Minnesota. Since then, their family-owned (and woman-owned) company has grown from chicks to eggs and egg products (like liquid eggs).

At Sparboe Companies, the shell eggs and egg products they produce are nothing without their quality assurance team. This group of 45 experts ensures the food they share with families meets their high standards. In addition to a host of government regulations, they set their own bar regarding food safety.

Fischer Family Farms [bacon + ham]

Waseca, MN

Fischer Family Farms’ natural pork products are hormone and growth-stimulant-free. They raise heritage breeds, including Yorkshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Duroc, to ensure more marble and fat in their products. Their animals are well-fed and kept in dry, open-air pens to yield lean, healthy meat.

Midwest Salad Company [greens]

Waseca, MN

Established in 1998, Midwest Salad Company supplies flavorful, nutritious vegetables to its clients in the U.S. and worldwide.

B+W [coffee]

Minneapolis, MN

As a small batch coffee roaster (also known as micro roasting), B+W Coffee captures the beans’ best characteristics and subtle nuances unique to each coffee. Every coffee is carefully cupped to meet their high standards. In order to ensure the future of quality coffee, B+W is committed to the integrity of Fair Trade relations with coffee growing communities, and to supporting sustainable farming practices.