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Brenda Stanton said she buys her all-natural grains from a local farmer. (Bulletin photo by Amber Kispert)

All-natural products with a twist

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During the day Brenda Stanton, of Woodbury, is a paraprofessional at Pine Hill Elementary School in Cottage Grove, but during her off time, Stanton can be found experimenting in her kitchen.


Stanton sells all-natural energy bars and gourmet popcorn with her business Driving Force Energy Co.

Stanton sells such flavors of popcorn as blueberry, chocolate, peanut butter, peppermint, jalapeno, strawberry, rhubarb, caramel and even spicy habanera.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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