Born and raised in Southern Minnesota, as kids we spent our summers walking beans and chopping down hemp in the fields, if our hoes weren't sharp enough, those fibrous stalks were tough to take down! I never would have guessed that some 30 years later we would be selling products infused with extract from hemp. When my brother approached me in December of 2018 about a farm bill that was going to pass and make it legal to grow hemp, process, and sell it's oil, I honestly had no idea what he was talking about. As a veteran who had served our country for most of his adult life including several deployments over seas he had found from his own experience and those of fellow vets that the CBD extract taken from hemp was helping them with a wide range of health issues and he was excited to build a business around the production, education and sale of high quality products to offer those seeking alternatives to other treatments that weren't working well or were causing other health issues.
My brother, who already ran our family farm, went to work on the growing end of it and I went to work on the education and selling end of it, opening my store in New Ulm in March of 2019. In an industry that exploded over night and offered an unlimited range of products from vendors of every sort; my vision has been to provide high quality product from reputable manufacturers in a setting that is comfortable for everyone to visit. I strive to deliver knowledge from my research and experience, I want to help improve wellness in our community one individual at a time.
My purpose has always been to take the time to understand your needs and concerns and then direct you to the type of CBD that could be best for you. In an industry that is unregulated, hundreds of companies have popped up and many of them sell product with questionable...even dangerous ingredients, and some say they have CBD but when tested they are found to have none. Where you get your CBD does matter and my goal is to be the best place to do that. The incredible testimonies I hear from my clients of lives changed for the better using CBD encourage and inspire me. I continue to learn as the industry evolves and I will keep striving to offer the best products available in a variety of choices to fit as many individual needs as possible.
Heather Mangen owner MN Prairie Wellness/Goosetown Enterprises LLC