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.

La Perla Tortilla [Corn & Flour Tortillas]

Minneapolis, MN

José and Noemi opened La Perla in 1999. José Payan Sr., a native of the Mexican state of Morelos, came from a family with a passion for fresh tortillas. José’s mother had always dreamed of owning her own tortilla factory.

B&W Coffee [Coffee]

Minneapolis, MN

As a small batch coffee roaster (also known as micro roasting), we capture the beans best characteristics and subtle nuances, that are distinct to each coffee. Every coffee is carefully cupped to meet our 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.

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 + ground pork]

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.

Hamel Pure Maple Syrup [Syrup]

Hamel, MN

In 1981, the Hamel Maple Syrup Co acquired its first major sales account, the Lunds Grocery Stores. Now, after over 30 years, this completely family owned and operated business continues to serve groceries, restaurants and specialty shops throughout the five state Upper Midwest Area. To meet the needs of its customers Hamel Syrup purchases supplies from local sugar makers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Ellsworth Creamery [White Cheddar]

Ellsworth, I

Ellsworth Dairy Cooperative is based in the Heart of Wisconsin’s Dairyland in the town of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Known as the Cheese Curd Capital, consumers who demand high-quality natural foods at a great value love our world-famous cheddar cheese curds and our entire line of specialty artisan cheeses.

Caddy Creak Farms [Provolone + Sharp Cheddar]

Green Bay, WI

Cady Creek Farms can be found in the deli area of many grocery and specialty stores both behind the counter as well as in easy grab and go slices and cuts. Cady Creek Farms brand is available in many different shapes and sizes including horns, blocks, slices, pre-cut, and trays.

Cry Baby Craigs Hot Sauce [Hot Sauce]

Minneapolis, MN

Did grandma’s famous chili recipe turn out to be not all it’s cracked up to be? It probably just needs a little spice. Try doctoring the recipe with some habanero hot sauce from Cry Baby Craig’s. Cry Baby Craig’s Habanero & Garlic Hot Sauce is the perfect sauce to turn up the heat on all your favorite meals.

Our sauce is also made with ingredients from farms found in Faribault, MN. Did we mention it’s vegan and gluten-free? Purchase our habanero hot sauce from our Shop page today.

Grain Belt Beer [Grain Belt Premium + Northeast]

Minneapolis, MN

While Grain Belt didn’t necessarily start out as Grain Belt right from the get go, the people who made it what it is sure knew what they were doing. Partnerships formed, mergers happened, and the city of Minneapolis was flourishing with great beer.

1000 Lakes MN [Wild Rice]


Thousand Lakes wild rice is harvested in Minnesota and is 100% natural. The only ingredient is wild rice! No preservatives, salt, or other rices added. Three-eighths of an inch (3/8″) long grain. Expands almost 3 times when cooked. Use 1 cup (about 0.4 pounds) of uncooked Minnesota wild rice to make 4 generous portions. Used for soups, stews, and casseroles, as well as side dishes, stuffing entrees, and salads. Bagged selections are in resealable poly bags. Sold by North Bay Trading Co.