It all started with a passion for high quality, wholesome food.
Husband and wife, Lisa and Marty Phillips have long been known in the Greater Mankato community for their organic farm, Blue Skye Farms, where they grow organic crops and produce. The family has always been committed to providing quality ingredients to the communities they serve and knew that they wanted to make an even bigger impact.
The perfect opportunity to share their passion of the farm to table movement arose last summer when they purchased a local favorite, Arizona Olive Oil Co. Since purchasing the store and moving to their new location on Belgrade Avenue in Lower North Mankato, Lisa has worked diligently to incorporate new product lines from local growers, bakers, and producers.
Today, the store is bursting local products ranging from River Rock Baking Co. bread and sweet treats from 2 Pins Bakery, to all the delectable ingredients you need for the perfect charcuterie board. One step into the store and it’s impossible not feel inspired to create fun, new meals for your family and friends. The business has truly transformed into a gourmet food boutique, which has led to the rebrand from Arizona Olive Oil Co. to Blue Skye Mercantile.
As Blue Skye Mercantile, you’ll still be able to purchase your favorite oils and vinegars but will be able to pair those ingredients with so many other new, exciting flavors as well with all of the additional product lines. The Phillips family is absolutely thrilled about the journey ahead! From continuing to partner with other local businesses to launching tasting events (perfect for your next girls night or work outing!), Lisa and Marty are truly humbled by the opportunities ahead that will enable them to continue living their passion of providing quality ingredients to the Greater Mankato community.
“Our goal is to inspire connections and relationships through the love and appreciation of food. We are so excited for the journey ahead and are absolutely grateful for our ‘family’ of customers and supporters!” – Lisa Phillips, Founder of Blue Skye Mercantile