February 2006

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Customer Comments

General Manager's Report

Bylaw Committee

Board Report: Audit, Sales, Nominations, and More

Produce News

Grocery News

Deli News

Book News

Specials Information

Floral News

Producer Profile: Willy Street Co-op Off Site Kitchen

Healthy Convenience Foods

Making the Switch to a Whole Foods-Vegetarian Diet

Recipes & Drink Recommendations


Community Calendar


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Community Calendar

The Art of Nature Exhibit
Through March 5th. Olbrich Botanical Gardens will feature the award-winning work of local artist Janet Moore with her collection of botanical watercolors featuring orchids and other plants. The exhibit is free and open 11:00am–5:00pm every Sunday. For more information call 246-4716 or log onto

Wisconsin Wetlands Association 11th Annual Wetland Science Forum

Thursday, February 2nd–Friday, February 3rd. Collaborating to protect and conserve our state’s wetland heritage, the “Biodiversity and Threats” theme of this year’s forum will feature two day-long sessions at Monona Terrace. For more information or to register for the Forum log onto

Sky Stories

Saturday, February 11th, 6:30pm–8:30pm. As part of their Earth Partnership for Families at the UW Arboretum, take advantage of the opportunity to view constellations, hear stories and enjoy snacks. Dressing for the weather is recommended. For more information call 263-7888 or log onto

Willy Street Park Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 12th, 7:00pm at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center. Public Welcome. Bring any questions you may have about the Park. For more info, please call Bill Jolin at 242-0712.

International Festival

Sunday, February 12th, 11:00am –5:00pm. Free! Enjoy an afternoon at the new Overture Center by attending the yearly festival celebrating over 40 cultures represented in our community. Crafts, performances, storytelling all capped off with a performance by the Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company in Overture Hall at 3:00pm. For more information log onto

Arboretum—For Love of Leopold

Wednesdays through February 15th, 7:00pm–8:30pm. Each Wednesday gathering will explore the life and writings of one of Wisconsin’s well-known conservationists. Bring a copy of Sand County Almanac to discuss his work and its meaning then and now. Class price is $15.50. For more information call 263-7888 or log onto

The Stinky Cheese Man

Friday, February 17th, 7:00pm.Overture Hall presents this performance recommended for young children as they detail the whimsical antics of a host of fairy tale suspects. For tickets or more information log onto

About Mammals Arboretum Walk

Sunday, February 19th, 1:00pm–2:30pm. Learn how animals keep warm through the winter with the help of a UW Arboretum naturalist. For more information call 263-7888 or log onto

17th Annual Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference

February 23rd–25th, La Crosse, WI. Featuring 59 workshops and 130 Exhibitors, the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) presents this valuable learning opportunity for anyone interested in beginning or maintaining an organic operation. For registration or accommodation information, log onto or call (715) 772-3153.

Sustain Dane presents John de Graaf

Friday, February 24th. Hear from John de Graaf, the co-producer of the critically acclaimed Affluenza, a documentary exploring the high social and environmental costs of materialism and over consumption. He recently co-authored a book titled Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. For location and time visit

Weston A. Price Foundation—Madison Chapter

Monday February 27th, 7:00pm. At the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. Open to the public. For more information, call 222-6843 or see