Local Apples: Best Uses for Each Variety

  Apple season is sure to stir up sweet memories — visits to the orchard, crisp autumn evenings, and delicious apple dishes. It may also stir up some questions. With so many varieties, how do you tell which apple is best for snacking versus apple pie or cider? We break down local apples and the … Continued

How Mushrooms are Grown

  It’s well known that mushrooms are nutritious (and many of us certainly find them delicious), but have you ever asked yourself how mushrooms are grown? We often lump them in with other vegetables when talking about nutrition, even though mushrooms don’t come from plants like carrots or lettuce. Not even a little bit. Mushrooms … Continued

17 Unexpected and Exciting Condiments to Try this Summer

Ketchup and mustard are great staples, but at Lakewinds we have lots of unexpected and exciting condiments to jazz up your grilled meats and veggies, appetizer plates, summer sandwiches, and side dishes. We’ve compiled a quick list of 17 of our absolute favorites. 1. Mama Kicks Berbere Sauce Berbere is a blend of herbs and … Continued

Healthy Soil In 5 Easy Steps

Healthy soil is an important part of our planet’s health and happiness. For such a vital pillar of environmentalism, it often doesn’t get as much attention as other important issues like reducing waste and fuel emissions. Yet, without healthy soil we can’t grow organic produce or raise healthy animals. Without healthy soil our beautiful green … Continued

Top 10 Daily Hacks for a Green Lifestyle

Each April, people around the world mark Earth Day and look at ways to help the planet. If you’re looking for new ideas, here are 10 hacks for a green lifestyle for you to try! Remember, when choosing to live green, it’s all about small steps and little choices vs. getting caught up in doing everything … Continued

Earth Day 2020: Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet

Lakewinds is kicking off our Earth Week 2020 celebration, and our focus this year is on the all-important role of soil health. Healthy soil is just as vital to the environment as reducing waste and cutting emissions. However, it doesn’t always receive the same amount of attention. When soil is healthy, it’s an excellent carbon … Continued

Cutting Back on Kitchen Waste

Reducing food and packaging waste in the kitchen has a major impact on our planet. According to the USDA, “In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. This amount of waste has far-reaching impacts on society … wholesome food that could have helped feed families in need … Continued

Sustainable Spring Cleaning

Refresh + Reuse Keeping our homes clean is a top priority right now, but many conventional products on the market contain harsh chemicals, rely heavily upon disposable materials and single-use plastic, or are manufactured using Earth-unfriendly methods. At Lakewinds, we value cleanliness that is environmentally sound and people-safe. In the spirit of Earth Week, we’d … Continued

Eco-Friendly Garden Planning

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun’s staying out a little bit longer. It’s time to start thinking about garden plans! Whether you’re a floral fanatic, a backyard farmer, or a little bit of both, early spring is an exciting time of year. Deciding what to do with your plot of … Continued