Meet Doubting Thomas Farms

  Before noon, organic farmer Noreen Thomas meets with a local baker, helps harvest oats, feeds her chickens, checks on the lion’s mane mushrooms she’s growing, assesses her organic rye field, and stops by a field of experimental flaxseed. And within that busy morning, she takes time to talk about her local organic farm, the … Continued

Healthy Soil In 5 Easy Steps

Healthy soil is an important part of our planet’s health and happiness. For such a vital pillar of environmentalism, it often doesn’t get as much attention as other important issues like reducing waste and fuel emissions. Yet, without healthy soil we can’t grow organic produce or raise healthy animals. Without healthy soil our beautiful green … Continued

Top 10 Daily Hacks for a Green Lifestyle

Each April, people around the world mark Earth Day and look at ways to help the planet. If you’re looking for new ideas, here are 10 hacks for a green lifestyle for you to try! Remember, when choosing to live green, it’s all about small steps and little choices vs. getting caught up in doing everything … 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

Growing with our Communities

What a fun day in the garden at Bluff Creek Elementary School in Chanhassen! This K-5 school is right down the road from our Chanhassen location, and Lakewinds is now an enthusiastic partner in their school garden. We started by donating seeds, participated in the big planting day on May 13th, and will follow through … Continued

Helping Lakewinds Shine: Veronica Penson

Veronica Penson has worked at the Lakewinds store in Richfield since the day it opened its doors. She shared her story of how she came to Lakewinds, why she loves her work, and why work IS her family. Q: Where are you from, originally? A: I was born in Chicago, the oldest of six kids. … Continued

Top 6 Reasons to Invest in a Local CSA

Twenty years ago, if someone had said to you, “Hey, do you know where I can find a good local CSA farmer?” You may have replied with a “Huh? CS-what?” Today, thanks to the incredible demand for locally grown food, you may be very familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); perhaps you even have a … Continued

National Co-op Month: 5 Interesting Facts to Celebrate

October is National Co-op Month and we think this is cause to celebrate—if we do say so ourselves. Here are 5 interesting things about co-ops that prove how are special this business is: All co-ops are founded on the 7 co-op principles. These principles guide the decision-making and foundation of all co-ops, new or old. … Continued