Do-It-Yourself Tostadas With Locally Grown Toppings

A fun, gluten-free dinner with changeable toppings (we recommended produce that is in-season and freshly grown from our favorite farmers) for picky eaters and vegan or vegetarian diets alike. Get frying and top your tostadas with both hearty and light toppings for a delicious mix of protein, carbs, veggies and healthy fats.   Ingredients Corn tortillas … Continued

Super Easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

You need to try these delicious, fast, gluten-free and kid-approved lettuce wraps with toppings galore! Great for picky eaters and to encourage kids to try new veggies in the mix (chopped and minced veggies are easy to disguise within the recipe). The local, all-natural ground turkey gets kicked up with tahini and ginger, but is still … Continued

Salad Science: Healthy Kitchen ‘Experiments’ For Kids

Plants need different times and climates to grow and develop their flavor—that’s why you’ll only find certain produce at certain times. Eating in-season ensures the best taste, and veggies don’t travel as far to your plate, so they’re more planet-friendly. Ready to experiment with the season’s best stuff? Assemble a delicious salad using only what’s … Continued

Apple and Chicken Cheddar Melts

A simple sandwich that uses hearty ingredients with seasonal apples and Brussels sprouts, all melted together with sharp cheese and pre-cooked chicken from the Lakewinds Deli. Fast and delicious dinner that will be a guaranteed kid favorite!   Ingredients 8 slices of hearty bread 4 Tbsp butter, softened 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 cups pulled rotisserie … Continued

10 Must Do Ideas With the First of the Season’s Tomatoes

The sweetest tomatoes of the season are here! We have ten quick must-have ways to eat them (aside from our favorite Rustic Tomato Tart recipe and these ideas to enjoy slow roasted tomatoes) to keep your days (and dreams) filled with local tomatoes. Stock up now while supplies last and eat your way through this glorious summer … Continued

Savory Waffles Are The New Breakfast Must

Completely acceptable for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. How many dishes can boast that? Whether spicy, veggie-packed, savory, full of protein, or drizzled in a hint of sweetness; these recipes are both unexpected in taste but comfortably familiar. Made with local ingredients using favorite co-op brands and taste test approved (yes, we try every recipe!), … Continued

Maker, Meet Market

By now we hope you’ve heard about our Maker to Market program. We launched this unique venture in 2016 to bring exclusive local products to our owners and shoppers. In February, four food entrepreneurs were selected for the program. They were given time in The Good Acre’s commercial kitchen to develop their products and will be partnered with immigrant … Continued

Top It Local: Grilled Naan Pizzas

Cooking in a sweltering kitchen during Minnesota’s summer heat? No thank you. Take it outdoors with this amazing (and amazingly easy) pizza plan. These four grilled pizzas are made with bread from Minnesota-based Artisan Naan Bakery. No heavy cheese or sauce here, just light, summer-fresh flavor and your choice of seasonal toppings featuring the best of local produce. Think appetizers, brunch, or a quick dinner on the deck. Hungry yet? Blackberry & … Continued