Sue Z.’s Finds


It’s the season for eating light, and there are plenty of local, healthy goodies to add into your regular routine. Flavor and freshness come together at the ballpark via salads from the Roots for the Home Team cart near gate 34 at Target Field (, also available at Kowalski’s, Mississippi Market, and the Wedge). The kids from Youth Farm are growing and tossing veggies into delicious salads during every weekend afternoon game. Try the Summertime Zesty Quinoa Salad with Lemony Herb dressing.

Locally roasted, fair-trade certified, organic Catalyst coffee blend crafted for the Walker Art Center by MorningStar Coffee ( is now being served at the museum’s Garden Café and gift shop. All proceeds support the Walker’s artistic and educational programs.

Swap out your morning granola in favor of Seven Sundays muesli, which is made up of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit with no added oil or refined sugar ( Local owners Hannah and Brady Barnstable discovered the cereal in New Zealand and hand-mix the gourmet breakfast treat in four flavors to provide you with the carbs, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals you need to start off your day right.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.