Lakewinds Blog

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 »

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Jill Krantz on July 6, 2015 1 Comment

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, […]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 »

Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

By Amy Haggerty on June 18, 2015 0 Comment

Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Don’t let common skin ailments keep you from enjoying the warmth of the upcoming season with these proactive prevention tips and natural remedies: Prep your skin for sun by exfoliating wisely, cleansing regularly and wearing sunblock. Because skin absorbs up to 60% […]Read More »

Lakewinds’ Guide to School’s Out Snacks and Activities

By Amy Haggerty on June 8, 2015 0 Comment

School is out, which means the kids are home and many of us are likely looking for creative ways to keep them fed and entertained. We’ve put together a few easy ideas for family fun this summer. BEST SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Take a farm tour: many of our farm partners offer tours to community members. Take […]Read More »

Taste Test: EXO Protein Bar

By Amy Haggerty on June 1, 2015 0 Comment

Being that insects are the most abundant life form on earth, it makes sense that over 80% of the world is eating insects regularly. Beyond having numerous health benefits, they also have a low environmental impact since they produce virtually no methane, and require minimal feed, water and space. It is estimated that crickets are […]Read More »

DIY Recipes for Grilling Season

By Jill Krantz on May 15, 2015 0 Comment

With grilling season upon us, skip the bottled and boxed rubs, marinades and flavorings. Less packaging, less questionable ingredients, better flavor. Most items here can be purchased from the bulk aisle, saving money and allowing for personalization of each recipe. A simple change from regular salt and pepper, these items will take your grilled meats, […]Read More »

Composting 101

By Amy Haggerty on April 8, 2015 0 Comment

Spring has sprung, and many of us are likely diving into garden planning. It’s no secret that the key to a healthy, vibrant garden starts with soil, and composting is a great way to start strong when it comes to your soil game. We’ve listed out the three easy steps for starting your compost: Contain […]Read More »