Five Sheet Pan Dinners You Have to Try!

Roasting an entire meal on one sheet pan makes cooking — and clean up — easier than ever. You can use your sheet pan to roast up a chicken, quick cook salmon, or even bake a crispy-crust pizza. And since you only use one pan to do the cooking, there’s no heaping sink full of … Continued

Springtime Gluten Free Meal Ideas

The easiest way to eat a gluten-free diet is by filling your plate with in-season fruits and vegetables. Freshly harvested produce is packed with nutrition and flavor and needs little preparation to make a delicious, home-cooked meal. Now that spring is here and locally grown produce is arriving from local farms, it’s even easier to … Continued

Hydroponics 101

If the idea of a fresh local tomato on your BLT in November or April sounds appealing, you may want to look for hydroponic produce at Lakewinds! While many of us are familiar with this growing segment of the co-op produce offerings, here are a few quick facts about hydroponics. A hydroponic system is one … Continued

Top 6 Reasons to Invest in a Local CSA

Twenty years ago, if someone had said to you, “Hey, do you know where I can find a good local CSA farmer?” You may have replied with a “Huh? CS-what?” Today, thanks to the incredible demand for locally grown food, you may be very familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); perhaps you even have a … Continued

Deciphering Food Labels

A great habit to get into when shopping for food is reading the label. It’s worth your time to understand what’s going into your food and whether you want to bring it home. We suspect one reason why you choose to shop at Lakewinds is because we’ve done a lot of the label reading for … Continued

Love Your Heart with Grass-fed Meat & Sustainable Seafood

More and more, consumers are making the connection between how their food is grown and raised and its nutritional value. Studies are starting to show that healthy soils produce healthier vegetables and that sustainably raised animals produce meat higher in the nutrients we need.   So, what are sustainably raised meats and why are they … Continued

Local Co-ops: Helping You Live a Healthier Life

Have you sought a mentor or coach when you have wanted to learn or improve a skill? Perhaps you practiced scales with a piano instructor or learned the tango with a dance choreographer. Maybe you have a running partner who pushes you to improve your pace or a fitness coach who guides you through a … Continued