Earth Day 2020: Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet

Lakewinds is kicking off our Earth Week 2020 celebration, and our focus this year is on the all-important role of soil health. Healthy soil is just as vital to the environment as reducing waste and cutting emissions. However, it doesn’t always receive the same amount of attention. When soil is healthy, it’s an excellent carbon … Continued

Cutting Back on Kitchen Waste

Reducing food and packaging waste in the kitchen has a major impact on our planet. According to the USDA, “In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. This amount of waste has far-reaching impacts on society … wholesome food that could have helped feed families in need … Continued

Sustainable Shopping Tips

We all make purchasing decisions in our daily lives that have lasting impacts on our environment, local economy, and even future generations. From buying local whenever possible to refilling containers when buying in bulk and using reusable produce bags, the small changes we make in favor of sustainability add up to big impacts over time. … Continued

Sustainable Spring Cleaning

Refresh + Reuse Keeping our homes clean is a top priority right now, but many conventional products on the market contain harsh chemicals, rely heavily upon disposable materials and single-use plastic, or are manufactured using Earth-unfriendly methods. At Lakewinds, we value cleanliness that is environmentally sound and people-safe. In the spirit of Earth Week, we’d … Continued

Eco-Friendly Garden Planning

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun’s staying out a little bit longer. It’s time to start thinking about garden plans! Whether you’re a floral fanatic, a backyard farmer, or a little bit of both, early spring is an exciting time of year. Deciding what to do with your plot of … Continued

Women Powered! – Maazah Chutney

  Yasameen & Sheilla Sajady Co-founders of Maazah Chutney in St. Paul    Sisters Yasameen and Sheilla started making chutney a few years ago. “We come from a family of small business owners,” says Yasameen. “I guess it’s in our DNA and our obsession with condiments. We love exploring new flavors and recipes, and we … Continued

Celeriac 101

You’ve probably seen these knobby bulbs at your grocery store, nestled next to the beets or radishes. Perhaps you’ve inhaled their strong celery aroma when passing by. But have you ever cooked with celeriac? If not, then today’s the day! Celeriac basics Celeriac, also known as celery root, is the bulb of a celery plant … Continued

Women Powered! – Alakef Coffee Roasters & City Girl Coffee

Alyza Bohbot James Owner & CEO of Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee in Duluth   Before Alakef and its offshoot City Girl Coffee began connecting women-owned coffee growers and sellers around the world, it was a family business. Alyza’s father, who came to the U.S. from Morocco, pined for a robust European style … Continued

Labels in Meat & Seafood and How to Read Them

At Lakewinds, our meat and seafood products are fresh, delicious, and raised using sustainable, humane methods. We also like to offer choices, but realize that can lead to extra words on the labels in meat & seafood. We’re here to help you understand the various classifications and terms that apply to food in the meat … Continued