Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ingebretsen's: Supporting Heritage and Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway is pleased to announce that Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts has joined the 2014 International Convention family of sponsors!

Founded in 1921, Ingebretsen’s is the Twin Cities’ oldest retail business dedicated completely to Scandinavian foods and products. It’s been family-owned and operated for more than 90 years and it's a local institution. For generations it has remained a neighborhood market and meeting place - a source of familiar faces and reliable goods. It is also a stop for visiting dignitaries and celebrities, and a popular destination for a steady stream of regular folks and tourists who are just passing through town.

At Ingebretsen's, the neighboring countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland live quite harmoniously under one roof. In the meat market, Swedish sausage lies amiably next to its Norwegian and Danish counterparts. Lefse mingles with lingonberries. Sardines are next to herring. Next door, in the gift shop, Finnish crystal sparkles on a shelf with Danish porcelain and Icelandic ceramics. Sterling jewelry from Norway rests near linens from Sweden. Visitors of all nationalities will enjoy many rich and varied examples of Scandinavian culture.

What’s even better is that Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts has a great online shop for anyone who lives outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul community! With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can order everything you might need for the Christmas, Syttende Mai, birthday gifts, or “just because” gifts for your favorite Norwegian!

I hope you will take a moment to visit their website and support a great local company that has supported the Norwegian American community for nearly a century.

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