Lakewinds Blog

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Amy Haggerty on July 6, 2015 0 Comment

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, […]Read More »

Co-op Adventure Guide

By Amy Haggerty on June 25, 2015 0 Comment

There’s no better time to explore the co-op than during the summer and fall harvest months when local produce and products are at their peak. Make a morning or afternoon discovering new gems with the whole family following this co-op treasure hunt. The family can tackle this list together or divide into teams. Use your […]Read More »

Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

By Amy Haggerty on June 18, 2015 0 Comment

Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Don’t let common skin ailments keep you from enjoying the warmth of the upcoming season with these proactive prevention tips and natural remedies: Prep your skin for sun by exfoliating wisely, cleansing regularly and wearing sunblock. Because skin absorbs up to 60% […]Read More »

Taste Test: EXO Protein Bar

By Amy Haggerty on June 1, 2015 0 Comment

Being that insects are the most abundant life form on earth, it makes sense that over 80% of the world is eating insects regularly. Beyond having numerous health benefits, they also have a low environmental impact since they produce virtually no methane, and require minimal feed, water and space. It is estimated that crickets are […]Read More »

DIY Recipes for Grilling Season

By Amy Haggerty on May 15, 2015 0 Comment

With grilling season upon us, skip the bottled and boxed rubs, marinades and flavorings. Less packaging, less questionable ingredients, better flavor. Most items here can be purchased from the bulk aisle, saving money and allowing for personalization of each recipe. A simple change from regular salt and pepper, these items will take your grilled meats, […]Read More »

5 Tips To Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

By Amy Haggerty on April 17, 2015 0 Comment

April 22 may be Earth Day, but at the co-op we celebrate Earth Day each and every day by offering local and natural products that are free of chemicals and sustainably produced and sourced to reduce our impact on the planet. While as a co-op we’ve had 40 years to hone these sustainable practices, we […]Read More »

Composting 101

By Amy Haggerty on April 8, 2015 0 Comment

Spring has sprung, and many of us are likely diving into garden planning. It’s no secret that the key to a healthy, vibrant garden starts with soil, and composting is a great way to start strong when it comes to your soil game. We’ve listed out the three easy steps for starting your compost: Contain […]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 »