Lakewinds Blog

5 Reasons to Eat Locally Grown Produce

By Renee Whisnant on August 20, 2015 1 Comment

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 »

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 »

HOW-TO: Make Your Garden Un-BEE-lievably Pollinator Friendly for Spring

By Amy Haggerty on March 24, 2015 0 Comment
Bumble Bee on Echinacea

Populations of nature’s most important pollinator, the honeybee, may be decreasing, but there are plenty of ways in which we can invite these essential creatures into our backyards in 2015. Planting nectar-producing plants is a great way to add some variety to your garden while making it a safe haven for honeybees. Wild flowers like […]Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Sustainable Food

By Amy Haggerty on November 11, 2014 0 Comment

By Amy Haggerty, Marketing Specialist We’re headed into that fun-filled, food-filled time of the year, a season when many of us take part in traditions we look forward to for months. But when it comes to keeping our commitments to organic, sustainable food through all this holiday splendor, it’s not always easy. Lakewinds can help. […]Read More »

Healthy Fall Foods and Winter Wellness Care

By Amy Haggerty on October 6, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator The foundation for great health starts with great food.  Clean, organic, nutrient dense produce is a first line of defense against whatever may come your way during the winter season. Choosing organic means no pesticide residue to tax the immune and digestive system.  Choosing local means […]Read More »

Big River Farms–From LOFF Recipient to Wholesale Account!

By Amy Haggerty on August 26, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Dale Woodbeck – General Manager Lakewinds’ involvement with local organic farms is taking a big step forward this season with Big River Farms of Marine-on-St. Croix, MN. Big River Farms is a certified organic farm and is the brand of the Minnesota Food Association (MFA). Many Lakewinds owners will recognize MFA as a recipient of […]Read More »

Having a Local Thanksgiving

By Amy Haggerty on November 25, 2013 0 Comment

. . . Bringing fresh, seasonal, regional food to your holiday table Everyone is talking about local right now.  Shopping local and eating local are on many magazine covers and sales flyers. Lakewinds believes good food comes from good people.  To that end, we strive to source many of our produce, meat, dairy and grocery […]Read More »

Get to Know Your Turkey

By Amy Haggerty on November 19, 2013 1 Comment

You might not think to “Get To know” your turkey. After all, who wants to get to know the meal they are about to eat, but you should be aware that all turkeys are not created equal and neither are turkey farmers. At Ferndale Farms they take their turkeys seriously and they have for 74 […]Read More »