What Is She Wearing!?!

Caryl Mattioli dresses up for holidays. Not in the traditional sense. But everyone looks forward to seeing what she will wear. Whatever the holiday, LDF Country Market customers and teammates know it’s coming. They ask when she will show up to work in costumes themed for the approaching holiday. This season is no different. And,…

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GIVING THANKS

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As our weather cools and our nights get longer, we enter into our next season. Maybe Mother Nature cools our weather to bring us closer together. We start to reflect on our year and appreciate each other a little more. Our hugs get longer and our handshakes become heartier.  We gather more often to celebrate…

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Pandemic Be Damned! Opportunity Reigns

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Christy LaGrew sees opportunity in Lac du Flambeau. In fact, she saw opportunity here before joining the LDF Country Market team. “Before I started working here I thought the produce area looked really nice,” Christy says. “It’s full of color and I am sincerely impressed by the freshness of the produce section.” As the new…

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Fake News Alert! You Can Go Home Again!

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Someone, somewhere said you can never go home again. Not true for Stephanie Lerdal. She first worked at the LDF Country Market as a teenager. She then moved away to Appleton and Oshkosh. After years of living and working off the reservation, she’s back in Lac du Flambeau as an LDF Country Market Operations Manager.…

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It’s All About Attitude! Honoring Our Heroes: Theresa Edwards

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Attitude is everything. This might best describe Theresa Edwards. She’s seen many changes over her 12 years working at the LDF Country Market. But this year has been a doozy. “The pandemic is wearing on people and fraying their nerves,” Theresa says. “But customer service is what we’re all about here, so it’s imperative I…

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LDF Country Market’s George Carufel Shares Gratitude

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Over the last several months, I hope everyone has enjoyed reading about our teammates at the Country Market. Personally, I’ve enjoyed seeing the stories and recognition for their efforts to keep our community supplied while working to keep everyone as safe as possible. You can read their stories within this LDF Country Market Blog by…

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Honoring Our Heroes: Carmen Potts

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: Honoring Wild Rice Harvest

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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Tailgating Trends for 2020 Season: Part Two

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Tailgating has existed ever since cavemen cooked meat over fire while watching their friends run from whatever predator was after them that day. Since that time there have been at least a couple of improvements in quality of food and cooking implements. Some of the more popular recipe improvements are discussed in this blog. To…

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Grilling Season 2020: Delay of Game

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There are two seasons in Wisconsin, winter and grilling season. Winter seems to drag on forever and even makes an appearance in April, sometimes May. Winter makes everything cold and gloomy and sometimes we just wish that groundhog would never see his shadow again and deliver an early end to winter which leads to the…

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