A WORD TO THE WISE FOR THE INVINCIBLES DURING THE PANDEMIC From the first moment you talk with Dana Rae, you find she’s quite the character. Her personality is kindhearted with a twist of mischief. All in good fun. But when it comes to the pandemic, she offers some serious advice, as someone working on…

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Members of a joint effort between LDF Elder & Aging and LDF Country Market teammates to keep LDF Elders supplied during the pandemic. Pictured from left standing: Sharon Thompson, Chris Fuller, Serena Johnson, Driver, Joely Armstrong, Lorraine Wildcat, and Sedwick Armstrong. Seated: George Careful. Tribal Elders are respected and revered throughout the community. Protecting them…

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As part of our collaboration with Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC), we offer up the following three delicious and healthy recipes. These were supplied by Kassy Garcia, the nutrition educator of GLITC’s Family Nutrition Program, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed). SNAP-Ed provides nutrition education to food-share eligible or low-income participants. SNAP-Ed’s …

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LDF Country Market’s Carmen Potts greatest wish for the LDF community? “To get our old lives back,” she says. Until the pandemic passes, however, she is doing all she can to get us there. “My greatest hope is people realize one life is as important as any other,” Carmen says. “If we all get together…

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Recipes: Native Wild Rice (Manoomin) In honor of the annual wild rice harvest, we offer some special recipes in this post. Wild rice is different from commercially available rice. The rice is a highly-textured, uneven-grain, medium-brown in color with a nutty aroma. You can actually see the difference in the video below. If you cannot…

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After 20 years working at the LDF Country Market, you would think Jeff Williams had seen it all. And then came the global pandemic—a history making event we had not experienced for 100 years. “It’s stressful for everyone,” Jeff says. “Everyone wonders if they’re going to catch covid and how it will impact them and…

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Ordinarily, LDF Country Market Butcher Ann Christ likes to be on the meat department floor. She enjoys talking with customers. She takes time to discuss cuts of meat and educates people on how to prepare each cut. She enjoys reading their faces. But these are no ordinary times. The new normal forced upon the world…

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When in crisis, we see heroes walk among us. Our very own John Edwards is one of those heroes. As an operations supervisor, John continues to work through the pandemic to ensure our community has access to supplies. “Living nearby the store, there’s no excuse for me to miss work,” John says. “You gotta pay…

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