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

Ripe for the Picking

Despite our reputation as a Siberia-like tundra, Minnesota’s climate is ideal for cultivating tomatoes, that much-anticipated highlight of summer eating. With the season in full swing, we asked Ariel Pressman of Seed to Seed Farm to tell us what varieties he’s excited to slice into, from small Possanos to large and lovely heirloom varieties. Look … 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

Cultivating Community Worldwide

This winter I had the privilege of participating in a life-changing trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. I joined a delegation of Midwestern farmers organized by the Land Stewardship Project and hosted by Witness for Peace — both superb groups if you are looking for great organizations to join and support. It feels like a monumental challenge … 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

Sustainable Shopping Guide

  April 22nd is the day we come together to honor Mother Earth. But at Lakewinds we believe in making planet-friendly choices all year round. Every day is an opportunity to take less, reuse more, and shrink our environmental footprint. Here are just some of the ways we make sustainable shopping easy for owners and … 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

Get to Know Fortune Fish & Gourmet

Meat Counter Confidential A local institution, Coastal Seafoods has supplied Lakewinds with the highest quality fish and seafood for many years, while helping us uphold the ethical and sustainable practices our owners expect. Last year, Coastal was purchased by Fortune Fish & Gourmet, a Chicago-based distributor committed to the same high standards and practices. While … Continued

Community Connections – Student Engagement

Education is at the heart of our mission at Lakewinds. Whether it’s exposing students to the organic food business or mobilizing young people around food-based issues, we’re proud to use our know-how and resources to uplift the communities we call home. Two recent projects show what a difference it can make.   Chanhassen High School … Continued