Kowalski's Markets

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    8 Best Bets for Local Candy This Halloween

    Halloween isn't just for kids anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean you want to gorge yourself on fun-sized Snickers, Pixy Stix, and Skittles (but, hey, no judgement if you do). Check out the offerings from these Minnesota candy makers that will take your holiday to the sublime, whether you're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Jim Kowalski's death shrouded in mystery [UPDATE]

    -- Update at bottom --Here's what we know: Yesterday, Jim Kowalski, the man who founded Kowalski's Markets with his wife 30 years ago, died during a fishing trip in a remote portion of Ontario.SEE ALSO: In Minnesota, most Missed Connections happen at the grocery store [MAP] But a day later, the cir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Owl City, Lorie Line featured on Holiday Lights Vol. 4 benefit album

    With the holiday season upon us, if you need a worthwhile distraction from the rampant consumerism and commercialism associated with Christmas, it's best to look for a way to help others in need. And for the fourth year in a row, Minnesota music and charity come together for a good cause on Holiday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Kowalski's, union reach labor agreement

    A long and sometimes bitter fight between Kowalski's Markets and a local labor union ended this weekend as workers validated a new agreement with management. Kowalski's had been at an impasse since last August with its workers, represented by UFCW Local 1189, over various issues. The union proteste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Kowalski's to get lump of coal from labor union

    Kowalski's will be pesented with a lump of coal from UFCW 1189 at a demonstration this afternoon​A local labor union plans to give Kowalski's Markets a lump of coal this afternoon over a contract dispute. The union, UFCW 1189, has been negotiating its contract with Kowalski's since last Janua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Celebrate National Shortbread Day with locally made Bramblewood Treats

    www.bramblewoodtreats.comBramblewood Treats offer the perfect way to celebrate National Shortbread Day​Just when you thought the holidays were over, along comes National Shortbread Day to help you break those newly minted resolutions. Yes, January 6 is dedicated to the noble shortbread, a bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    You're not dreaming, the chocolate extravaganza is here!

    postcard.3_2007.000.jpgUnlimited wine and chocolate samples come to town this weekend. Do you have your golden ticket?

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Kowalski's will begin selling liquor after long battle for new laws

    Kowalskis.gif The upscale grocer announced the addition of wine, beer and liquor sales in adjacent spaces at eight locations.

  • Restaurants

    January 2, 2008

    Barefoot and Pregnant

    The food artist of the year is clear: Shepherd's Way Farms makes a glorious art of cheese, and survival

  • Restaurants

    March 30, 2005

    Romancing The Scone

    Homegrown shortbread and scone baker Amy Goetz makes her mark with sugar, spice, and everything nice

  • Restaurants

    November 3, 2004

    The Taste of Here

    Ames farm revolutionizes the gathering of honey, to flabbergasting effect

  • Restaurants

    July 16, 2003

    Hot Dish, For The Grill

    Minnesota nice Sausage Sisters Pack links with wild rice, apples, more, more, more

  • Restaurants

    July 24, 2002

    Organic Matters

    Ten years in the making, national organic standards are coming to a store near you

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2002

    Got Butter?

    Churning out creamy goodness in Hope, Minnesota