Lakewinds Blog

Heritage Pork Farm Partnership

By Ben Fern on April 11, 2016 0 Comment
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Chop and ham lovers, rejoice! We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Lakewinds and TC Farm (formerly True Cost Farm) to bring pasture-raised pork to your shopping carts and tables. This local pork comes from slow-growing, heritage hogs that are allowed to root and burrow in the pasture — the way pigs are supposed […]Read More »

Get Egg-ucated: Cage-free, Pasture-raised and Organic Eggs

By Jill Holter on April 4, 2016 1 Comment
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Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect foods. Loaded with healthy protein and naturally “prepackaged,” they can be prepared in dozens of delicious ways. At Lakewinds, all our eggs are cage-free, humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free and sourced from as nearby as we can get them. (You can read more about our standards here.) Our […]Read More »

What Is It? Yuca (Cassava) Root

By Constance Carlson on March 29, 2016 0 Comment
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One of the joys of shopping at the co-op is discovering unique foods to try. If you’ve ever been browsing in produce and spied what looks like a small club a cave man might use to go hunting – that’s yuca! What is it: Yuca, pronounced YOO-ka, is the root of the Cassava plant. Its […]Read More »

Hydroponics 101

By Constance Carlson on March 21, 2016 1 Comment
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                                        If the idea of a fresh local tomato on your BLT in November or April sounds appealing, you may want to look for hydroponic produce at Lakewinds! While many of us are familiar with this growing […]Read More »

Top 6 Reasons to Invest in a Local CSA

By Constance Carlson on March 15, 2016 1 Comment
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Twenty years ago, if someone had said to you, “Hey, do you know where I can find a good local CSA farmer?” You may have replied with a “Huh? CS-what?” Today, thanks to the incredible demand for locally grown food, you may be very familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); perhaps you even have a […]Read More »

Deciphering Food Labels

By Constance Carlson on March 2, 2016 0 Comment
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                                      A great habit to get into when shopping for food is reading the label. It’s worth your time to understand what’s going into your food and whether you want to bring it home. We suspect one […]Read More »

Plant-Based Wellness 101

By Katie Volney on February 22, 2016 0 Comment
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The benefits of following a plant-based diet can include increased productivity, improvements in anxiety, fatigue and general health (American Journal of Health Promotion, March/April 2015). In addition to the benefits outlined by the AJHP, incorporating plant-based products into other areas of our life, including beauty products and supplements, can be helpful too. We’ve included a […]Read More »

The Ethical Shopping Cart: How to Bring Home Products that Do Good

By Constance Carlson on February 17, 2016 0 Comment
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Photo courtesy: Fair Trade Certified

Consumers are starting to see the direct connection between what they eat and how it affects our world. But do you ever get confused when picking a product? What’s the difference between cage-free and free-range? Does it matter if coffee is grown in the shade? There are so many choices; it’s easy to get confused. […]Read More »

Making the Most of Citrus Season

By Katie Volney on February 15, 2016 0 Comment
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Citrus season is at its peak and the benefits of these fruits (most are high in antioxidants and fiber) are hard to beat. Our produce experts have put together a few easy, unique ideas for using citrus, beyond a side dish for lunch or breakfast.   Salad dressings and salsas With juices that easily pair […]Read More »