10 Natural Wellness Trends for 2021

It’s 2021, and along with the new year comes new trends in natural wellness. From eco-friendly items to products that help support better sleep, here are 10 wellness trends to know for the coming year. Sustainable lifestyle Sustainability is a fundamental co-op value, and many people continue to look for ways to integrate earth-friendly practices … Continued

New at the Co-op, December 2020

Each month, our team brings in new, unique items, including those from local makers. See what’s new and might be interesting to you this month! Grocery New Herbal Tea Blends from Sacred Blossom New blends from one of our favorite local farmers are now available in sustainable, compost-friendly packaging! All herbs are grown locally, hand … Continued

Winter Self Care from the Co-op

  This year, more people than usual are reporting they they’re stressed. More of us have trouble sleeping, feel overwhelmed by distance learning and working, and feel lonely and disconnected. What a year we’ve had in 2020! While there are certain things we can’t change, there’s one thing we can do — take better care … Continued

Creative Holiday Gift Ideas for the People on Your List

  The holidays may look different in the year 2020, but they’re still meaningful. We realize that finding unique gifts when you’re shopping less often and staying home more can be a challenge. So we’re here to help! From puzzles to woolens and cookbooks to skin care, here are some creative holiday gift ideas for … Continued

New at the Co-op, November 2020

We’re always adding great new items from local makers, farmers, and growers. Read on to learn about what’s new at the co-op for November, 2020! GROCERY Coffee Solidarity blend from Just Coffee Just Coffee is a B-Corp certified roaster that sources organic, Fair-Trade coffee from around the world. Solidarity is a single-origin, value-priced co-op exclusive … Continued

New at the Co-op, October 2020

We’re always adding great new items from local makers, farmers, and growers. Read on to learn about what’s new at the co-op for October, 2020!   GROCERY Baker’s Field farm cakes blend Minneapolis-based Baker’s Field has an expert knowledge of grains, which is why they make some of the best bread in town. This hearty … Continued

Local Apples: Best Uses for Each Variety

  Apple season is sure to stir up sweet memories — visits to the orchard, crisp autumn evenings, and delicious apple dishes. It may also stir up some questions. With so many varieties, how do you tell which apple is best for snacking versus apple pie or cider? We break down local apples and the … Continued

17 Unexpected and Exciting Condiments to Try this Summer

Ketchup and mustard are great staples, but at Lakewinds we have lots of unexpected and exciting condiments to jazz up your grilled meats and veggies, appetizer plates, summer sandwiches, and side dishes. We’ve compiled a quick list of 17 of our absolute favorites. 1. Mama Kicks Berbere Sauce Berbere is a blend of herbs and … Continued

Proper Produce Storage

Proper produce storage is important because fresh fruits and veggies are a vital part of our daily diet. They’re also some of the most perishable items on your shopping list. Here are some easy, money-saving tricks to help your produce last longer, speed up your meal prep, and reduce how often you need to pick … Continued