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  • Recipient of Willy Street Co-op’s Vendor Loan Program

    In the almost 10 years that Rufus Haucke of Keewaydin Farms has been growing produce for Willy Street Co-op, his business has undergone many changes.
    He started in 2005 as a part time, one-man...

  • Though we carry locally grown strawberries when we can get them, chances are good that you’ll find certified organic California-grown strawberries on our shelves this month....

  • There’s something magical about the first local greens of the season. What I love most is the juxtaposition of their delicate, tender form and intensely strong flavor....

  • “April is the cruellest month, breeding
    Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    Memory and desire, stirring
    Dull roots with spring rain.”
    —T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land...

  • We are very proud of our Produce departments here at the Willy Street Co-op, but one of the people who has made our produce so wonderful over the years has never been on our...

  • There are many great ways to boost your immune system naturally including looking no further than the Willy Street Co-op Produce department. Since we’re in the middle of winter in Wisconsin, we...

  • EAT YOUR FRUITS & VEGGIES

    As Owners of the Co-op, we all know incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into our diets is a great way to promote good general health. They’re full of vitamins and minerals essential to our...

  • Though it was only late October, it felt more like December on the cold windy day that the Willy West Produce team took our fall farm tour. Nine members of the team came, and because of a daycare...

  • November is peak apple season. They’ve had plenty of time on the tree, and have reached their full potential. Both Willy Street Co-op locations will have a good selection of local and Washington...

  • First, the fig
    “The figs are falling from the trees; they are good and sweet; and, as they fall, their red skin bursts. I am a north wind to ripe figs...

  • Wow, it’s hard to believe summer is almost over.  Where does the time go? I really enjoy Wisconsin summers, but love fall and winter! What I miss most  about summer, is the family’s...

  • The king of summer fruit, a good peach is one of the delights of the season. As we round the corner from mid- to late-summer, these fuzzy fruits are at their peak. It can be tough to know which...