New at the Co-op: Summer 2018

Find a new favorite with these fresh picks – just in at Lakewinds! Nifty Kombucha REFRIGERATED GROCERY • $4.99 Enjoy the natural immune and anti-inflammatory benefits of kombucha, brewed as close to home as possible. Nifty Kombucha sources ingredients from small local farmers and makes their fermented brew at local food hub The Good Acre. … Continued

Serene Skin, Simple Steps

Hi, I’m Emily (@ereyayouknowme)! I claim to be a normal woman who is on the internet a lot but IRL very much an introvert. Skincare became an outlet for me to set aside time every day to exercise self-care, to wind down aft er a typical stressful day, and a way to invest in myself. … 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

New at the Co-op for Spring 2018

Find a new favorite with these fresh picks – brand new to Lakewinds! Spirit Creek Farm Probiotic Brines Refrigerated Grocery – $4.99 Andrew and Jennifer of Spirit Creek Farm combine locally sourced organic vegetables with solar evaporated sea salt to create these lacto-fermented brines, made in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Take a shot for gut health, or … Continued

Exploring Your Roots + Maple Mustard Glaze Recipe

Photo Credit: Mette Nielsen When it comes to fall vegetables, I root for those parsnips, kohlrabi, rutabagas, and celery root. Unlike the delicate garden vegetables of summer–sweet peas, vine ripe tomatoes, tender lettuces–kale or cabbage don’t need to be enjoyed right away. Fall is a relaxed season for any cook; nature’s way of acknowledging that … Continued

Local Cheese and Apple Pairings

In-season apples and cheeses are a juicy-but-savory flavor match, made even better by being locally grown or crafted. Welcome fall with the tastes of mouth-puckering crispness paired with sharp cheesy bites by following our flavor pairings, or let your combinations roam freely.   Zestar!® – Whistling Well Farm* Pair with: Chevriotte by Montchevre Taste Profile: Crisp, … Continued

Local Tomato Types (Always Grown With Best Practices)

We have heritage tomato varieties rolling into stores over the next few weeks! Our local tomato farmers incorporate best farming practices into every plant they grow and use the most natural methods to achieve the best local, organic and delicious results. The first step to great tomatoes is healthy soil with lots of organic matter and … Continued

10 Must Do Ideas With the First of the Season’s Tomatoes

The sweetest tomatoes of the season are here! We have ten quick must-have ways to eat them (aside from our favorite Rustic Tomato Tart recipe and these ideas to enjoy slow roasted tomatoes) to keep your days (and dreams) filled with local tomatoes. Stock up now while supplies last and eat your way through this glorious summer … Continued