Lakewinds Blog

Minnesota Turkeys for Your Thanksgiving Feast

By Constance Carlson on October 30, 2015 0 Comment

When you talk about Minnesota to your out-of-state friends and family, you probably mention our many beautiful lakes, the cabin life up north, our vibrant Twin Cities arts scene or our amazing restaurants. This November, we think you should add one more impressive Minnesota thing to your list … turkeys. Did you know Minnesota is […]Read More »

Grilled Cheese & Homemade Tomato Soup: The Perfect Comfort Food for Fall

By Amy Haggerty on September 24, 2015 1 Comment
Homemade Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Guest Post by Katie Parker of Veggie and the Beast With the arrival of chilly evenings and cooler weather, I’m craving comfort foods. Warm soup and a hot sandwich hit the spot. Personally I love that ultimate combo—homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. With local tomatoes and fresh basil in season at your […]Read More »

Local Co-op Reflections: 40 Years at Lakewinds

By Renee Whisnant on September 11, 2015 0 Comment
Lakewinds Local Co-op – The Original Red Shack

Since Lakewinds’ beginning in 1975, the local co-op has had a fruitful (pun intended) existence. The local co-op evolved from its original, small “red shack” to today’s three locations and online delivery via Instacart. With its current inventory of countless products, including thousands that are produced locally, it can be hard to remember Lakewinds’ humble […]Read More »

Don’t Judge a Veggie By Its Root

By Katie Volney on September 2, 2015 0 Comment

With thick skin, strange colors and long, sprouty stems, very few would argue that root vegetables are the Brad Pitt of produce. While not always aesthetically pleasing, root vegetables are tasty and nutrient-dense. We’ve outlined below our top five reasons to stock your pantry with in-season root vegetables this fall. Versatile: Most root vegetables can be […]Read More »

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 »

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 »