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

Tea Time for Wellness

There’s nothing better on a cold midwinter’s day than a soothing cup of hot tea. But besides being a tasty, warming pick-me-up, tea also has a long history of being hailed for its role in improving common health troubles and increasing wellbeing. Wellness teas combine multiple botanicals, herbs, spices, and green tea to provide targeted … Continued

Good Giving: Local & Sustainable Gift Kits

All season Lakewinds shelves are filled with books, linens, gadgets, and other items chosen for their quality, Midwest roots and sustainable sources. Give thoughtfully with kits for everyone on your list. Get Hygge With It Ecklund Organic Scandinavian Runner ($39.99) Lilleknappen Ornament ($13.99) Jules Loft Bird Feeder ($16.99 – 27.99) Cook’s Corner The Sioux Chef’s … Continued

Undead Bread: Heritage Grains Bring Life Back to Carbs

Today’s carbs are often, well, dead. They come overly processed from cheap, fast-growing grains and are frequently the culprits for weight gain and quick energy slumps. But a back-to-heritage trend has been sprouting up amongst local bread makers, farmers and millers. Heritage and sprouted grains, traditionally harvested grasses and less processed bread-making techniques are all … Continued

Green Your Routine with Natural Beauty Products

When it comes to cosmetics, hair and body care, the average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every day. With drugstore brands and guilty pleasure makeup essentials containing loads of chemical ingredients, we can find ourselves lathering up with a lot of mystery. There is minimal regulation of body care ingredients—while the European … 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