Carmen Potts Shares Her Nightmare

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Covid is no daydream. More like a nightmare. That’s how Carmen Potts describes her bout with coronavirus. Went to bed fine, she says, woke up having a hard time breathing. Within a day, Carmen was on her way to the hospital. “It felt like I was having an asthma attack,” Carmen recalled. “For me, it…

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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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Lac Du Flambeau Truly Caring For Community

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Today as our sky is grey and Mother Earth is trying to cover us with a blanket of snow, our Lac Du Flambeau community really shines. LDF Country Market team members are preparing to deliver the first of hopefully many deliveries of donations of goods to the Economic Support Department. While the struggle to feed…

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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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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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Talk about timing! Agnes started working as a LDF Country Market cashier just as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the world. “Yep! Trained and thrown into the fire,” is how Agnes describes her start at the store. Agnes exudes personality, and she’s quick to laugh. But she’s equally humble and all-too-willing to heap praise…

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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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Food Trends 2020: Butcher Shop

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Trends in meat and seafood are leading to greater shopper expectations. People continue into 2020 to be willing to pay for high-quality, great selection and peak freshness. But shoppers still like a deal. Since we are a local, community-focused market, we offer unmatched meat and seafood in our butcher shop. The LDF Country Market meets…

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Shop Quality in 2020 vs Quantity

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As the story about the general retail environment says it’s getting tougher and tougher across America, an interesting phenomenon has begun to take shape. Somewhat of a reversal from the conventional wisdom that dominated retail shopping and grocery strategy for over a decade. Bigger was better and smaller, quality local markets got swallowed up by…

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