Original Local Food with Chef Austin Bartold

The Twin Cities food scene is vibrant and storied — a showcase of diverse traditions and food ways, as well as tasty local ingredients. Chef Austin Bartold brings his care for community and respect for the food system to every dish he creates. He highlights local ingredients at their peak season in a way that … Continued

10 Rotisserie Chicken Meals for Busy Nights

Rotisserie chicken meals can help you make a fast, easy, delicious dinner. You can get a few meals out of each rotisserie chicken, depending on the size of your household. The deli team makes rotisserie chickens every day, so it’s easy to pick one up that’s freshly roasted and full of flavor — the perfect … Continued

The Benefits of Magnesium

You may have heard about the benefits of magnesium. It’s one of the most abundant minerals found in your body and is tied to several vital body functions like energy production, regulating blood pressure, and muscle contraction. However, there are also 11 different kinds and each is tied to different functions, so figuring out what … Continued

Functional Frozen Favorites: Pops and Flavored Ice Cubes

Summer hydration is serious business when you’re on the go and enjoying outdoor activities. Drinking water is important, but how can you replenish the minerals and electrolytes you lose when you’re out in the heat? When temps soar, make frozen treats that have nutritional value and cool you down so you can make the most … Continued

The Best Protein Shake for Your Lifestyle

DIY shakes are a great way to add extra protein to your diet. But there are a lot of options to choose from, so getting started can be overwhelming. The best protein shake is the one that gives you what you need and that you’ll actually drink. It won’t help if you can’t stand the … Continued

Summer Essentials and Supplements for Hydration

The wait for summer is over and sunny, warm days are here! Wherever your summer fun takes you, our wellness department has items to help you feel your best, inside and out. Here’s a rundown of favorites selected by our Wellness team, from supplements for hydration to moisturizing lip balms. All of the items follow … Continued

Dale Woodbeck’s Legacy at Lakewinds

Dale Woodbeck is retiring from the co-op after 12 years as Lakewind’s general manager. Here’s his final letter to owners, which also appears in the summer issue of ReFresh, along with reflections from those he’s worked with. Join us as we celebrate Dale’s legacy at Lakewinds! Appreciations for Dale “Dale is going to be so … Continued

Budget-Friendly, Easy Vegan Recipes

When schedules get busy, make-ahead meals can save time and reduce stress. These two easy vegan recipes feature budget-friendly Field Day products, as well as items that can be found in our bulk department, where you can buy just the amount of spices you need. The batch cooking starts by making seasoned rice. Half of … Continued

Dale Woodbeck Retiring, New GM Announced

After Dale Woodbeck announced his upcoming retirement, the Lakewinds board of directors has hired a new general manager — but a familiar face in the organization. Greg Dick, Lakewinds operations manager, will be taking over leadership of the co-op when Dale retires in early June. Greg has been with Lakewinds since 2008 and the operations … Continued