8 Winter Activities to Counter Cabin Fever

December is full of anticipation: brisk air, fresh snow, and celebrations to enjoy. But by late January, even the biggest winter-lovers among us can experience cabin fever. We’ve gathered ideas for winter activities and items from the co-op that can help you not only survive the short, cold days and long nights, but actually thrive. … Continued

Creative Gifts by Price Range

Oh no! You forgot to pick up a gift for someone. Maybe it’s a teacher, coach, friend, babysitter, or coworker. Or maybe you’re on the way to a party and want to bring a gift for the host. The good news is, you can find a number of creative gifts at the co-op. Here’s some … Continued

Holiday Stress Relief

Along with the joy of the holidays can come unwanted pressure. You might be facing a daunting list of items to buy, food to cook, or presents to wrap. If you need some stress relief this season, here are ideas from the co-op to help you feel your best self, even during the most wonderfully … Continued

Grilling Steak

Tips for Perfectly Grilling Steak Grilling a mouth-watering, top-shelf cut of beef is easier than you think! Get a perfect char and tender, juicy meat by following these four steps when you’re grilling steak. Season liberally with sea salt and pepper … and that’s it. You don’t need additional flavors when you’re cooking a premium … Continued

When to Plant Seeds Indoors with North Circle Seeds

Anyone else dreaming of warmer days and springtime gardening? It may not feel like it today, but spring will be here before we know it. That’s why now is the perfect time to plan your garden and pick up some local organic seeds at the co-op — you’ll need to start some of them indoors … Continued

Gluten and Dairy Free Desserts for the Holidays

Holiday hosts might find accommodating dietary restrictions or allergies a challenge. Finding gluten and dairy-free desserts can seem particularly daunting. Here are some quick-fix items (available seasonally, while supplies last) to help you provide the perfect finish to your holiday meal — one that makes everyone at your table feel welcome! Best DIY Dessert that’s … Continued

Gift Ideas that Give Back

Facing your holiday to-do and shopping lists? Make gift-giving easier with inspired and original presents that can be found as close by as the co-op! Lakewinds employees and family members recommend some of their favorite gift ideas, with a focus on supporting women artisans, helping the environment, and strengthening local businesses. With presents that do … Continued

Hot Chocolate with Co-op Toppings

Winter contentment is all about finding your cozy place. Here’s a winning formula to try: comfy clothes, relaxing tunes, and a piping-hot mug of hot chocolate. Whether yours is dairy-free or dairy-full, you can make it “co-op style” with scrumptious toppings and flavor combinations. There’s truly something for everyone to sip and enjoy. Dairy-free hot … Continued

Featherstone Organic Carrots: Why Everyone Loves Them

As soon as the leaves change color in autumn comes the perennial question at the co-op: When will the Featherstone carrots be here? If you’re not familiar with Featherstone, you might wonder why this question is even asked. A carrot is a carrot, right? Well … not always! When it comes to carrots, there is … Continued