Like all things, the Willy Street Co-op started out small and simple. You can follow our growth from the beginning to present day and get to know us better as you read our Co-op History.
Of course none of this history could have happened if it hadn't been for the Seven Cooperative Principles and all of the ground work that had been created, thanks to the accomplishments of the Cooperative Movement.
The Williamson Street Grocery Co-op is an economically and environmentally sustainable, cooperatively owned grocery business that serves the needs of its Owners and employees. We are a cornerstone of a vibrant community in south-central Wisconsin that provides fairly priced goods and services while supporting local and organic suppliers.
Revised by the Board of Directors at the 3/17/2009 Board meeting
We are committed to:
We use this philosophy in constantly striving to meet the changing needs of our growing community.
We consider foods and goods produced in the state of Wisconsin or within 150 miles of the Capitol building be local. We also give preference to items of superior quality from the Midwest region.
Foods and non-food products produced in a manner that has minimal negative impact and, when possible, nutritive benefits to the environment, community and consumers that support its production.
Foods and non-foods that meet the NOSB criteria of organic practices.
Our definition of natural refers to food that is minimally processed and contains product-appropriate ingredients; foods free of unnecessary and unhealthful additives.
Reasons to add a product are:
Reasons to discontinue a product are:
Willy Street Co-op acknowledges all denominations with respect for their traditions and celebrations. When appropriate we offer some seasonal goods to meet the needs of our diverse Ownership.