Blue Earth Valley Trading Company
The Blue Earth Valley Trading Company began as a hobby three years ago. Kevin Mattick, lifetime resident of Mankato, MN, started tapping just a couple of maple trees around his parent’s house and was immediately hooked. He then began training at various maple producer workshops across the country and started making plans to turn his hobby into a business. He added a couple of bee hives and has been expanding production each year. The Blue Earth Valley Trading Company became a fully licensed producer in southern Minnesota during 2014 and launched a retail website in November of the same year. Currently, the product line consists of maple syrup, honey, and creamed honey.