Bolton Bees Honey

  Chiara and Travis Bolton have beehives throughout Minnesota, extracting and jarring location-specific honeys at their facility in Menahga, Minnesota. Their journey began in China, where Chiara learned the ropes working on a rural beekeeping project. When she returned to the U.S., she honed her new-found passion for beekeeping. Her husband soon joined her, learning … Continued

Introducing Peterson Craftsman’s Limousin Beef

Our meat department is proudly introducing a new line of local, pasture-raised Limousin beef. Raised on the Peterson family farm near Osceola, Wisconsin, cattle are raised with a focus on animal welfare, heritage livestock breeding, and soil stewardship. “We’ve recognized that approaching agriculture holistically creates more life, healthier food, safer resources, and a future for … Continued

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

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

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

Interview with a President

It’s election season at Lakewinds Food Co-op! With three seats available on our Board of Directors, Lakewinds is looking for passionate owners who are ready to take the next step for their co-op and community. Read on for an interview with Tim Reese, Lakewinds’ outgoing board president, and get inspired to help shape the future … Continued

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