Lakewinds Blog

Why Pasture Raised Pork Does a Body Good

By Amanda Paa on September 20, 2016 0 Comment
Pasture Raised Pork at TC Farm

  It’s a very exciting time for all of us at Lakewinds, with exclusive access to pasture-raised pork from TC Farm. Personally, when I hear the words grass-fed or pasture-raised, my first thoughts jump to the ethics — raising animals in a compassionate way, having the golden ticket to roam free, as well as the […]Read More »

Bite into Heirloom Tomato Season

By Amy Campbell on August 7, 2016 0 Comment
Heirloom Tomatoes – The Best of the Season

Celebrating a favorite flavor in a special partnership with Seed to Seed Farm. There’s nothing like the taste of a big, juicy heirloom tomato in the summer time — on a BLT or sliced thick with a pinch of salt. Through a unique partnership with Seed to Seed Farm in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Lakewinds is […]Read More »

Seasonal Produce Pairings

By Jill Holter on June 17, 2016 0 Comment

Fresh ways to serve up the season’s hottest flavors. Burrata Made from either cow or buffalo milk, burrata is a variety of fresh mozzarella cheese  formed into a pouch and filled with soft, stringy curd and cream. Cutting into a ball of burrata releases the creamy interior, and eating burrata is often described as “eating […]Read More »

Growing with our Communities

By Jill Holter on June 6, 2016 0 Comment

What a fun day in the garden at Bluff Creek Elementary School in Chanhassen! This K-5 school is right down the road from our Chanhassen location, and Lakewinds is now an enthusiastic partner in their school garden. We started by donating seeds, participated in the big planting day on May 13th, and will follow through […]Read More »

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
locally laid eggs open carton

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 »

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 »