8 Eco-friendly Living Tips From the Co-op

In the spring, as Earth Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to think of ways you can help improve the health of the planet. And the co-op team can help, sharing some favorite tips and tricks that help you have a positive impact.   Reduce plastic waste | Ellie, MOD at Chanhassen Look for reusable … Continued

Refresh Your Morning & Evening Routine

Springtime is the perfect time to look at your morning and evening practices to assess what’s working (or not). With winter in the rearview mirror, revisit those routines that help you stay happy, centered, and healthy — while you support local and sustainable companies. Morning Routine Eco Lips Brown Sugar Lip Scrub If you wake … Continued

Sowing a Sustainable Future

A Check-in with the 2020 Lakewinds Organic Field Fund Recipients   The Lakewinds Organic Field Fund (LOFF) is our co-op’s grant program designed to help local sustainable and organic farmers achieve their on-farm goals – with over $500,000 awarded since 2011.   In 2020 alone, Lakewinds provided more than $109,000 in LOFF grants to 15 … Continued

New at the Co-Op, March 2021

Every month there are new things to try at the co-op. From delicious treats for every diet, to creative toys & games, everything that we sell has been thoroughly vetted and is free from harmful additives, toxic ingredients, and artificial coloring. Grocery Organic BioRevolution coffee blend from Equal Exchange For every pound of this fair … Continued

Kernza: A Perennial Revolution

Kernza® perennial grain is an environmentally friendly, soil-enriching, carbon-capturing perennial wheatgrass with the potential to change agriculture. Farmers growing Kernza are excited about how growing this grain instead of traditional annual wheat can change their land and business for the better. Luke Peterson of A-Frame Farm is a veteran grower who is already seeing changes … Continued

Kernza: A Local Grain with a Big Future

Have you tried Kernza® perennial grain yet? This game-changing grain is arriving at Lakewinds this spring after winning over local farmers. Find out what makes Kernza appealing to growers, environmentalists, and cooks alike. Background A hearty, perennial crop harvested from intermediate wheatgrass, Kernza was developed by the Land Institute with help from the University of … Continued

Baby Food Update

A U.S. House subcommittee looked at baby foods between 2017 and 2019 and found that certain baby foods contain arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. To err on the side of caution, the team at Lakewinds temporarily removed baby food from shelves. Baby food is now back on shelves, and we want to share with you … Continued

New at the Co-Op, February 2021

There’s always something new to taste or try at the co-op! When you do, you’re often helping a small maker or farmer maintain their livelihood. Many of the folks who make and grow our products work hard to make the world a better place, and we want to support them. Check out some of the … Continued

10 Valentine’s Day Ideas That Make the Day Special

How do you make Valentine’s Day special when many activities are still on hold? Here are 10 Valentine’s Day ideas to help you show your appreciation for your valentine, whether it’s a partner, child, or friend. 1. Do something healthy together. Carve out time on Valentine’s Day to do something healthy together. You could do … Continued