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Grilled Cheese & Homemade Tomato Soup: The Perfect Comfort Food for Fall

By Amy Haggerty on September 24, 2015 1 Comment
Homemade Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Guest Post by Katie Parker of Veggie and the Beast With the arrival of chilly evenings and cooler weather, I’m craving comfort foods. Warm soup and a hot sandwich hit the spot. Personally I love that ultimate combo—homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. With local tomatoes and fresh basil in season at your […]Read More »

40 Years, 40 Reasons to Love Lakewinds

By Renee Whisnant on September 16, 2015 0 Comment

For 40 years, Lakewinds has been honored to serve and be a part of our local community. As your local co-op, we are grateful for the support of the people who shop at our locations, our 20,000-plus member-owners and staff. As we mark our 40th anniversary, we’re taking time to reflect on what we do […]Read More »

Announcing Fresh Food Delivery from Lakewinds

By Renee Whisnant on September 15, 2015 0 Comment
Fresh Food Delivery Now Available from Lakewinds

We at Lakewinds are happy to announce a new service for our community. We’ve partnered with Instacart to bring local, fresh food delivery to you, affordably. When you order groceries online from Lakewinds and Instacart, a personal shopper in your area shops and delivers your groceries to you! It’s easy for you to enjoy the […]Read More »

Local Co-op Reflections: 40 Years at Lakewinds

By Renee Whisnant on September 11, 2015 0 Comment
Lakewinds Local Co-op – The Original Red Shack

Since Lakewinds’ beginning in 1975, the local co-op has had a fruitful (pun intended) existence. The local co-op evolved from its original, small “red shack” to today’s three locations and online delivery via Instacart. With its current inventory of countless products, including thousands that are produced locally, it can be hard to remember Lakewinds’ humble […]Read More »

3-2-1 SNACK!

By Jill Krantz on September 8, 2015 0 Comment

Backpack snacks, after school snacks, on-the-way-to-practice snacks . . . Lakewinds has you covered. Try our simple formula for colorful, nutritious and delicious munchies you can grab and go. Choose something from each category below and liven up your snack offerings. Buy ingredients in bulk at Lakewinds to save money and avoid packaging waste. Reusable […]Read More »

Co-op Guide to Savoring the Season

By Katie Volney on September 2, 2015 0 Comment

As summer draws to a close and fall begins, it’s time to transition from summer to fall produce. We’ve got the lowdown on what to pick, preserve, store and savor this fall to make the most of produce while it’s fresh. Enjoy in-season produce now: Tomatoes, herbs, peppers – depending on the weather, they might […]Read More »

Breakfast Made Faster

By Amy Haggerty on August 24, 2015 0 Comment

Back to school is here, and if you’re like me your mornings have resumed to school-year-frantic mode. Getting everyone dressed, gathering homework, packing lunches AND having time for breakfast can be a tough task. But with a little weekend prep these go-to breakfast ideas will make starting your weekdays healthier a little easier: Overnight Oats […]Read More »

5 Reasons to Eat Locally Grown Produce

By Renee Whisnant on August 20, 2015 1 Comment
Locally Grown Produce—Delicious and Tasty

Minnesotans love locally grown produce. In fact, we’re ranked number 11 in the nation on the U.S. 2015 Locavore Index—not bad for a state with a relatively short growing season. From the decade-strong locavore movement to popular farm-to-table restaurants, the emphasis on local continues to gain momentum. From supporting local farmers to improving your nutritional […]Read More »

Co-op Adventure Guide

By Amy Haggerty on June 25, 2015 0 Comment

There’s no better time to explore the co-op than during the summer and fall harvest months when local produce and products are at their peak. Make a morning or afternoon discovering new gems with the whole family following this co-op treasure hunt. The family can tackle this list together or divide into teams. Use your […]Read More »