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Love Your Heart with Grass-fed Meat & Sustainable Seafood

By Constance Carlson on February 10, 2016 0 Comment
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More and more, consumers are making the connection between how their food is grown and raised and its nutritional value. Studies are starting to show that healthy soils produce healthier vegetables and that sustainably raised animals produce meat higher in the nutrients we need.   So, what are sustainably raised meats and why are they […]Read More »

Makeup Clean Up: Discovering Better Beauty Products Part 2

By Amanda Paa on February 3, 2016 0 Comment
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Because of harsh chemicals in makeup, I wore little or no cosmetics for about a year. However, I recently decided that instead of omitting makeup, I would find better, natural beauty products. I knew that Lakewinds thoroughly assesses its skincare products and holds them to the highest safety standards, so I went there to start […]Read More »

New Year, New (Healthy) Skin

By Katie Volney on January 27, 2016 0 Comment

With the New Year, we’re all being more conscious of what we put in our bodies, but what you put ON your body can be just as important. While none of the products we carry in our stores contain any of the harmful additives below, we’ve outlined them so you can check the labels of […]Read More »

Local Co-ops: Helping You Live a Healthier Life

By Constance Carlson on January 26, 2016 0 Comment

Have you sought a mentor or coach when you have wanted to learn or improve a skill? Perhaps you practiced scales with a piano instructor or learned the tango with a dance choreographer. Maybe you have a running partner who pushes you to improve your pace or a fitness coach who guides you through 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 »

Comparing Winter Citrus

By Katie Volney on January 20, 2016 0 Comment

                                       In the cold of winter, citrus is refreshing, delicious and supports our health. Luckily for us, winter is the peak season for some of the most delicious and nutrient-dense citrus fruits. Here’s how they compare to […]Read More »

Mood Foods – An Energizing Winter Shopping List

By Jill Holter on January 18, 2016 0 Comment

We’ve all felt the winter blues. Between shorter daylight hours and the cold weather, winter can wear on even the hardiest Minnesotans. On the days we feel BLAH, foods found at Lakewinds can help boost moods and provide a much needed energy boost. Add the following mood food to your grocery list and make your […]Read More »

Go Local All Year

By Constance Carlson on January 12, 2016 0 Comment

Most Minnesota fields and gardens are frozen and snowy by now, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop buying and eating local food. You may be surprised (and pleased!) to learn about the abundance of delicious local choices available to you at your co-op. Here are some great products, companies and farms from our […]Read More »