Farm to Food Bank

In 2018, Lakewinds and The Food Group, a local food bank, created a partnership we call “Farm to Food Bank.” This partnership is designed to fight local childhood hunger by providing kid-friendly organic produce to local food shelves that struggle to keep enough fresh produce on their shelves, and who serve a large population of … Continued

LOFF Update: Alternative Roots Farm

We spent the summer checking in with some of our 2018 Lakewinds Organic Field Fund grant recipients – touring their farms, learning about what they do and how they operate, seeing the projects LOFF helped fund, and hearing about how it will impact their livelihood. Alternative Roots Farm Madelia, Minnesota Drive through Mankato and keep heading … Continued

LOFF Update: Racing Heart Farm

We spent the summer checking in with some of our 2018 Lakewinds Organic Field Fund grant recipients – touring their farms, learning about what they do and how they operate, and hearing about how the projects LOFF funded will impact their lives. Racing Heart Farm Colfax, Wisconsin With a cluster of chickens, a flock of sheep … Continued

Cultivating Community Worldwide

This winter I had the privilege of participating in a life-changing trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. I joined a delegation of Midwestern farmers organized by the Land Stewardship Project and hosted by Witness for Peace — both superb groups if you are looking for great organizations to join and support. It feels like a monumental challenge … Continued

WoMN Power

Here in Minnesota, female food makers are a powerful force in our booming local food economy. They are combining personal passion, global flavors, and local organic ingredients. Meet some of the women entrepreneurs whose innovative products are lighting up the shelves at Lakewinds. Nonna’s Best Antipasto Like many of our featured entrepreneurs, Dina Swanson keeps … Continued

Community Connections – Student Engagement

Education is at the heart of our mission at Lakewinds. Whether it’s exposing students to the organic food business or mobilizing young people around food-based issues, we’re proud to use our know-how and resources to uplift the communities we call home. Two recent projects show what a difference it can make.   Chanhassen High School … Continued