Lakewinds Blog

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 Amy Haggerty on April 4, 2016 1 Comment
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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
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                                        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
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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 »

Veriditas Botanicals | Local Producer Q&A

By Renee Whisnant on January 22, 2016 0 Comment
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    Speaking with Melissa Farris, you quickly grasp her passion for her life’s work. Part chemist and herbalist, part innovative business owner, 100% environmentalist, Farris is the founder of Veriditas Botanicals. She’s also the U.S. agent for S.A. Plantes Aromatics du Diois (SAPAD). The largest selling EO cooperative in the world, SAPAD sells over one-third of […]Read More »

Product Standards Help You Eat Healthfully

By Renee Whisnant on January 10, 2016 0 Comment

                          It should be easy to find healthy food to eat, but sometimes it’s not that simple. Between reading complex ingredient lists to navigating that hazy description of “natural” food, it’s tough to know what’s healthy — or what products could be hiding […]Read More »

Top Holiday Cocktails from the Co-op

By Jill Holter on December 20, 2015 0 Comment

During the festive days ahead, you’ll want a few go-to drink recipes for your family and friends. All of these can be made “mocktail” for the kids’ table, or “cocktail” for the grown-ups at the gathering. Using local, fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients is a great way to celebrate the season. Get your shakers, your […]Read More »

Top 10 Local Gifts from Minnesota for the Holidays

By Renee Whisnant on November 30, 2015 0 Comment

When you’re shopping for the holidays, you want that “just right” gift – one that’s unique, special and fits your friend or loved one. Whether you’re sending presents in the mail or shopping for someone who “has it all,” here are our top 10 gifts from Minnesota. Minnesota Mittens | For someone missing Minnesota Warm, […]Read More »