Lakewinds Blog

Let Thy Grass Grow Green: The Environmental Impact of Pasture-Raised Pork

By Amanda Paa on September 27, 2016 0 Comment
Heritage pork is raised by the McCann family of TC Farm.

There are many different factors that dictate the food that we put in our carts each time we visit Lakewinds. Whether it’s fruit, vegetables, eggs, dairy, meat, grains, one important issue that crosses all of them is the environmental impact.   Especially with meat, confinement/conventional means of raising the animals compared to grassfed, pasture raised […]Read More »

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 »

Summer Sun & Bug Care

By Amy Haggerty on July 20, 2016 0 Comment
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Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Try these proactive tips and remedies to stay healthy without the chemicals as you enjoy all the wonders of summer. Safer sunscreens. During these longer days, the sun’s rays are stronger, especially between 10 am and 4 pm. When covering up or […]Read More »

Building an Awesome Burrito Bar

By Renee Whisnant on June 27, 2016 0 Comment

Deli & Cheese Category Manager, Lisa Kollodge, is the one to thank for our amazing new burrito and sandwich recipes at our Minnetonka store. She talked to us about the joys and challenges of using traditional recipes and local products. What did you enjoy most about creating the burrito & sandwich bar? By focusing on […]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 »

Art of the Butcher

By Jill Holter on June 13, 2016 0 Comment

What goes into the products you find in the Lakewinds Meat Department? Great talent, ethical practices, close partnerships, and a passion for quality. We source and handle all our products according to uncompromising standards, so you can trust every cut is safe, flavorful and humanely raised. See what makes Lakewinds meat so good. Sourcing When […]Read More »