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The spice is right from Spring Valley business


Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features



When Daryl Boettcher first made salsa on a whim for gift baskets to benefit the United Way Campaign, he had no way of knowing what awaited him. After the gift baskets, which also carried Boettcher’s dry rub, were auctioned off, he was getting peppered with requests by people wanting more.

This led him to begin researching salsa recipes to create his own saying none of them are knockoff’s, each one is his own creation. His first salsa, Sweet Heat Cranberry is by far the best-selling.

After leaving his job at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Boettcher started taking his salsa to the Farmer’s Market in Rochester and sold out quickly. He had the same experience at Thursday’s on First in Rochester. Somewhere along the way he was referred to as “The Salsa Guy” and the name stuck.

Boettcher now sells 14 kinds of “The Salsa Guy” salsas in his store at 128 N. Broadway in Spring Valley ranging from mild to sweet to the hottest salsa named “To Hell and Back” and everything in between.

Mango Peach Raspberry was created for grilling and marinating and Boettcher says it is “fabulous on grilled salmon and is also fantastic dumped over a pork roast or loin and thrown in your crock pot to cook all day”, which sounds delicious.

Also available in the store are Boettcher’s sauces, including pizza sauce and pasta sauce, dry rubs, fire-roasted red pepper soup, and other interesting items.

“The Salsa Guy” has recently made arrangements with four artisans from the area to showcase their unique items including glass pieces, wood pieces, bowls made from vinyl records, goat milk soaps and lotion, hand-painted signs, jams, knitted children’s sweaters, and much more.

Since Boettcher works full time at Trader Joe’s in Rochester, his time in his store is limited, with hours currently set at Thursday - 12 - 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., but any time the lights are on he will open the door for customers. With the artisans that have come aboard, the doors of the business will be open more hours in the future.

Revitalizing downtown Spring Valley is a goal that is important to Boettcher and he believes it is vital to bring in more people. He has renovated his business and is currently remodeling the upstairs of his building for personal living space.

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Four Daughters wine goes country

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

A taste of Minnesota made its way to the 48th annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on November 5, 2014. Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery of Spring Valley, Minn. was given the prestigious opportunity to send four of its wine selections ..... 
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Ag Days fields fun for all

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town. Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and t ..... 
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Four Daughters breaks ground on expansion

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Vicky Vogt first dreamed of starting a vineyard and opening a winery, she, like all new business owners, hoped it would do well. After opening the doors of Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery on December 15, 2011 the business has so exceeded expe ..... 
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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will fee ..... 
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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will fee ..... 
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Black Hawk Aviator, former Kingsland grad, visits home

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Even as a young boy growing up in the community of Spring Valley, Minn., Eric Mathison knew he was destined to join the military. A long line of proud and dedicated servicemen in his family definitely had an impact on Mathison’s vision of his futu ..... 
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Christmas on Historic Broadway 2013

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
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For the eighth consecutive year the lights on Broadway in Spring Valley, Minn. were a little brighter than usual during Christmas on Historic Broadway, which took place on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The annual event brings residents and visitors ..... 
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Spring Valley celebrates Ag Days 2013

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Barb Jeffers Good old fashioned fun and some mud filled fun took place in Spring Valley, Minn. during the city’s annual Ag Days celebration. Ag Days took place from Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 with a full schedule of events ..... 
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