Lakewinds Blog

What Is It? Yuca (Cassava) Root

By Constance Carlson on March 29, 2016 0 Comment

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
Hydroponic Greens

                                        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
Featherstone CSA photo

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

                                      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
Green leaf

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
Ethical Shopping Impact

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

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 »

Love Your Heart with Grass-fed Meat & Sustainable Seafood

By Constance Carlson on February 10, 2016 0 Comment
Grass-fed Beef Cattle

More and more, consumers are making the connection between how their food is grown and raised and its nutritional value. Studies are starting to show that healthy soils produce healthier vegetables and that sustainably raised animals produce meat higher in the nutrients we need.   So, what are sustainably raised meats and why are they […]Read More »