Lakewinds Loves Our Staff

What’s the secret to Lakewinds’ success as a co-op retail grocery store and active member of our community?  It’s our fantastic staff, both on the sales floor and behind the scenes! We decided to sit down with Grocery Category Manager for Refrigerated, Bulk Foods, Bread & Coffee, Paris, to learn about her time at Lakewinds, … Continued

Round Up Recap: Small Donations Leading to Big Change

Our community giving Round Up program is one of the ways Lakewinds cares for the communities we serve and call home. By rounding up their grocery bills at the register each month, Lakewinds shoppers contribute thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations doing important work in the Twin Cities metro area and surrounding communities. In … Continued

Lakewinds Volunteers – Tree Trust & Wilderness Inquiry

As a co-op, we’re dedicated to caring for our communities (one of the 7 co-op principles). We show our care for the communities our stores serve through programs like Round Up, which lets our shoppers choose to round up their grocery bill to the nearest dollar to donate to a local non-profit organization. Occasionally, we … Continued

2019 Annual Meeting

  Thank you to all of our owners who celebrated Lakewinds with a day at the farm! Yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 22) was the Lakewinds Annual Meeting at Gale Woods Farm. In addition to the business meeting, activities included a cooking demo from local cookbook author Beth Dooley, Maker to Market food accelerator samples, LOFF recipient … Continued

Meat Sale 101

It’s that time of year again! Save big when you stock up on humanely and sustainably raised meats and seafood—from chicken breasts to grass-fed ground beef to salmon fillets. First time at the sale? Follow these tips to make the most of your visit May 18, 2019.   Plan Ahead Grab a price list at … Continued

Zero-Waste Lifestyle Tips

Whatever your motivation for living a low-waste lifestyle, we have ideas that can help! Jenna Galarneau is a wellness associate at our Minnetonka store. She’s been striving to live a zero-waste lifestyle with her family for the last three years, and in our Q&A, she shares advice for reducing waste without stressing out. Q: What … 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

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