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Call for Vendors!

The vendor area is one you don't want to miss! With over 50 booths, there is an abundance of educational materials, services, and locally made/grown goods, including delicious foods (jellies, salsas, syrups), natural personal care products, handmade home decor, clothing and more! The vendor area is free to visit and open to the public the entire day!


2020 B2B vendor

We are now accepting Vendor/Exhibitor Proposals! If you or someone you know has products, services, or information related to sustainable or resilient living, join the vendor fair! The fee for an 8’x8’ booth is $40. Additional information can be found in the Vendor Guidelines.  Proposals will be accepted up until the event, as space allows, but early registration ensures inclusion in all B2B promotions. Vendors will also need to fill out an ST-19 form, which can be turned in by email, mail, or at check-in on the day of the event. If you would like to reserve a booth with a check, print off the registration form here and send it, along with payment, to the address at the bottom of the form.

The wealth of knowledge and experience as well as the quality of goods and services shared at the event are invaluable and of huge benefit to all who attend. Please consider being a part of Back to Basics 2023.

B2B Bucks

Give someone the gift of enjoying sustainable products from local small businesses at the B2B Vendor Fair! You can now purchase B2B Bucks to use in the 2023 B2B Vendor Fair. B2B Bucks come in increments of $5. Each $5 certificate must be used in its entirety at one booth; a vendor will not be able to give change for an unused portion of the $5. 


Current B2B 2023 Vendors

Balsam Moon Preserve - A place of peace, sustainability, renewal, regeneration, and spirituality offering educational experiences and opportunities for community building, retreating, and just "be-ing."

Brenda Mason - Handmade clothing made with repurposed or recycled fabrics and other materials.

CatTale's Books & Gifts - A selection of both new and used homesteading, cooking, health, and gardening books as well as a small selection of crystals and a sample of the sustainable gift selections now available at the bookstore.

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture LLC - Information about traditional Chinese medicine that utilizes cupping, acupuncture, herbs, and Qi Gong practice.

Clean Energy Resource Team - Information on clean energy, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicles.

Crow Wing Food Co-Op - Information about the Co-Op and product samples.

Crow Wing Studio - Hand-thrown, unglazed, wood-fired pottery from a local wood-fired kiln in Pine River, hand-poured soy wax candles in said pottery, and some woodworking items from hardwood cabinet shop scraps.

CynthiaRose Sound Art - Painted Lake Superior stones, recycled vintage dishware suncatcher mobiles, and Himalayan Singing Bowls.

Earth is Our Home Environmental Solutions - Consulting and educational services as well as mycorrhizal fungi for sale.

Emma Needham - Information and fundraising options for various environmental organizations related to water and land stewardship.

Faith In Action for Cass County - Free resource and informational materials on aging, planning for the aging storm, basic family supports, and other needs to help connect people of all ages with local resources.

Guiding Spirit Journeys - A BWCAW outfitter and guide service offering 4-10 day Boundary Waters canoe camping adventures for individual women, small groups, families, and organizations.

Happy Dancing Turtle - Information on youth programming and agricultural conservation consulting services, organic cotton bags and pouches, bamboo utensils, and reusable water bottles.

Just B Essential - Concentrated plant-based cleaning products and personal care items.

Kaity Klothes - Hand-painted and hand-dyed clothing as well as repurposed jackets and dresses.
LuAnn Gravelle - Repurposed craft items, signs made from reclaimed wood, and other items.

Mankato Zero Waste - Information and resources regarding the harm of plastics and plastic pollution, personal actions people can take, legislative actions, and sustainable alternatives to plastics.

Mann Lake Ag - Beekeeping supplies and bee-related gift items.

Matt's Mushrooms and More - A variety of wild foraged foods, including syrup, wild mushrooms, and wild rice.

National Loon Center - Educational information about loons and actions people can take to protect them, free samples and resources, and merchandise including shirts, hats, and books.

Night Owl Literary Press - A selection of handmade books, handmade clipboards, and prints using local, sustainable, and repurposed materials.

Northern Pines Mental Health Center - Free resources on crisis numbers, informational resources for mental health and suicide, firearm safety locks, and services provided by Northern Pines Mental Health Center, 988 Suicide & Crisis LifeLine.

Ole Lake Farm - Whole wheat flour, rye flour, cornmeal, goat's milk soap, lotion, and lip balms.

On the Edge Creations - Wood segmented bowls and wood-turned bowls made from reclaimed wood.

Pine River Mittens - Recycled sweater mittens, gnomes, and jewelry.

Pine River Seed Library - Information and resources about seed saving, what a seed library is and how to utilize seeds from the library.

Ricky Tics - One-of-a-kind Ojibwe woodland paintings, coffee mugs, t-shirts, greeting cards, and more.

Serenity Now Yarn & Alpaca Shop - Fresh cultivated gourmet mushrooms, dehydrated mushrooms, powders, medicinal mushrooms, and DIY mushroom supplies.

Sierra Club - North Star Chapter - Sharing information on PFAS chemicals, which are persistent environmental toxins that can bioaccumulate in humans and other living creatures.

Signature Blacksmithing, LLC - Hand forged ironwork: tools, fixtures, hangers, hooks, decorative items, and more.

Stone Woman, LLC - A variety of teas, essential oils, CBD products, bulk herbs, sage, incense diffusers, and other gifts.

Strictly Mushrooms, LLC - Fresh cultivated gourmet mushrooms, dehydrated mushrooms, powders, medicinal mushrooms, and DIY mushroom supplies.
Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds - Chicken keeping supplies and chicken-related gift items.
Tamarack Farm - Handmade products including goat's milk soap, bath accessories from sustainable hemp fabrics, crocheted rugs with recycled fabrics, and buckwheat hull pillows.

Tanya Hanson - Information regarding death positivity and services related to death education. Opportunity to purchase her book, Mundane to Magical: Creating Awareness in Everyday Life.

UCare - Healthcare information related to Medicare Advantage Plans as well as Special Needs, Individual, and Family Plans.

Wellness Wednesday Workshops - Information about the value of yoga breathing, yoga practice, and other wellness tools for personal use or as employee wellness efforts.

Woodsways - Bags of dried herbs as well as medicinal salves and ointments, hand-made from native plants.

Zero Waste Duluth - Information on how to reduce waste at the table and opportunity to purchase the book Zero Waste Kids - Hands-on Projects to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Rob Greenfield, in collaboration with Zero Waste Duluth.