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

Community Connection: Food Shelf Giving Made Better

“Care for Our Community” is a core value at Lakewinds. It inspires us to provide healthy food not only to customers, but to people in need across our community. Over the years, we’ve supported our local food shelves by providing food rescue from our stores, gathering donations for Minnesota Food Share month, and sponsoring local … Continued

The Minneapolis Bag Ban 101

Here’s what you need to know about the Minneapolis plastic bag ban (and its exceptions) starting on June 1, 2017. This ban hopes to change consumers’ habits in order to get the city closer to its zero-waste goals as it looks to the future, which is a mission we proudly stand behind!   Minneapolis stores will … Continued

Building an Awesome Burrito Bar

Deli & Cheese Category Manager, Lisa Kollodge, is the one to thank for our amazing new burrito and sandwich recipes at our Minnetonka store. She talked to us about the joys and challenges of using traditional recipes and local products. What did you enjoy most about creating the burrito & sandwich bar? By focusing on … Continued

Helping Lakewinds Shine: Veronica Penson

Veronica Penson has worked at the Lakewinds store in Richfield since the day it opened its doors. She shared her story of how she came to Lakewinds, why she loves her work, and why work IS her family. Q: Where are you from, originally? A: I was born in Chicago, the oldest of six kids. … Continued

New Burrito Bar to Love: Housemade, Organic, Delicious

      Want homemade, delicious food but don’t have time to cook? Us too. That’s why our Minnetonka store opened a Sandwich and Burrito bar, made with Minnesota heritage pork, local beef, housemade sauces and more. “The Barbacoa takes 36 hours of marinating in a traditional guajillo chile marinade,” says Lakewinds Manager of Deli … Continued

Heritage Pork Farm Partnership

Chop and ham lovers, rejoice! We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Lakewinds and TC Farm (formerly True Cost Farm) to bring pasture-raised pork to your shopping carts and tables. This local pork comes from slow-growing, heritage hogs that are allowed to root and burrow in the pasture — the way pigs are supposed … Continued

Top 10 Reasons to Use Fresh Food Delivery from Lakewinds

Fresh food delivery is now easier than ever. Lakewinds recently announced its partnership with Instacart, bringing its local, farm-fresh, organic food right to your doorstep. Unsure if it’s for you? Here are our top 10 reasons to use fresh food delivery from Lakewinds. Signing up is easy. Simply sign up for an account from the … Continued

Announcing Fresh Food Delivery from Lakewinds

We at Lakewinds are happy to announce a new service for our community. We’ve partnered with Instacart to bring local, fresh food delivery to you, affordably. When you order groceries online from Lakewinds and Instacart, a personal shopper in your area shops and delivers your groceries to you! It’s easy for you to enjoy the … Continued