10% of all sales will be donated to the American Heart Association, in memory of my uncle, Rollie Mattson, and Ralph Henning, the huband of my friend, Kris.
Rollie died in 2011 following complications after heart surgery. He was more than just an uncle - he was a big brother to me, someone who loved adventures and photographing them, a generous man with a great laugh & sense of humor. One of my last memories of seeing him was on one of his many visits to Duluth, when he took the time to stop to see my garden & took photos of my daylilies in bloom. While he is not here to see the new farm, his memory will be honored with these donations.
Ralph also died in 2011 from heart complications. His wife, Kris, has been extremely helpful to me in growing this business, and much of my inventory has come from her farm. Though I knew Ralph only for a brief time, I know that he was a great help to Kris with her business and I'm happy to be able to donate in his memory.
For 2019, 10% of all sales will be donated to a charitable organization chosen by the family of my cousin, Thor Hansen, who died in March. See the blog post, "Kindly Light", June 2019 for more details.