Business Memos 8/28/13


Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and Mallards on the St. Croix staff mark the restaurant’s grand opening with a May 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bayport business. (Photo courtesy of Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce)

Ceremony welcomes Mallards to Bayport

BAYPORT — The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce marked the grand opening of Mallards on the St. Croix restaurant in Bayport with a late-May ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mallards on the St. Croix is in the former Clyde’s restaurant space at the Bayport Marina. Mallards owners David and Gail Suddath remodeled the space and offer a family-run restaurant with a chef-crafted menu.

“Our menu includes fresh seafood cocktail, cut and breaded to order walleye bites, burgers, full and half racks of BBQ Ribs and an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye,” said David Suddath

“Chef Taylor Kneubuhler also features a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches and cod prepared in a Caribbean broth over risotto, everything is very good,” added Gail Suddath.

In addition to the menu, Mallards spacious dining room and screened-in porch are the perfect riverside locations to host a group event, wedding reception or holiday party. They offer catering services for parties of 20 to 200, in-home private events and delivery service to your boat that includes chef customized menus. Mallards on the St. Croix provides off-sale and can also deliver your favorite six-pack of beer or bottle of wine right to you dockside.

Mallards’ weekly specials include “all-you-can-eat” crab legs on Thursday evenings, happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and live music on the deck every Friday and Saturday night.

The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Ambassadors and clients of Mallards on the St. Croix, welcomed the new restaurant into the community May 28. Since its grand opening, Mallards has been featured at Rockin’ Ribs on the River in Bayport and hosted a Chamber mixer.

MDA releases annual ‘Greenbook’

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has released its 2013 Greenbook highlighting results of innovative projects that test new approaches to raising crops and livestock in the state, department officials announced.

The projects are funded by the MDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program, with the aim of promoting environmental stewardship and conservation of resources.

MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson says the Greenbook is a valuable resource for farmers, researchers and others seeking to improve profitability and quality of life on farms and in rural areas.

“The Greenbook provides farmers with insights into the successes and occasionally the failures of hundreds of new projects,” says Frederickson. “It enables them to evaluate what sustainable farming systems may work for them and as a result they can more quickly adopt alternative practices.”

Editor Jean Ciborowski said the new edition features nine sustainable agriculture projects in three major topic areas: cropping systems and soil fertility; fruits and vegetables, and livestock.

Visit the MDA’s web site at to view the Greenbook or call 651-201-6012 to request a free copy.

Compiled by Erik Sandin – [email protected]