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  • Fun Potato Trivia
    In 2010, Wisconsin was the number three overall potato-producing state. Idaho ranked number one and Washington number two. According to the USDA...

  • I love summer. I’m one of those rare people who thrives in the hottest, most humid Wisconsin days, when I can practically live on fresh local tomatoes, basil, fresh Mozzarella, and ripe summer...

  • For the July 2010 issue of the Reader (www.willystreet.coop/article/7603), I wrote an article titled “Changing It Up In The Produce Department,” which contained a section regarding our new produce...

  • Local heirloom tomato season runs from mid-August through the first frost (usually sometime in late September). Though it’s a short window of time, there are few items in the Produce department as...

  • It’s official, summer is here! Could it possibly be better than spring? And what a great spring it was...maybe for the dandelions: cold and wet one week, blazing hot the next....

  • It’s early May as I write this, and at 1:00pm it’s still only a chilly 41 degrees outside. There’s no denying that it’s been an exceptionally cool and wet spring here in...

  • At last, spring is in the air. We’re really looking forward to all the great spring produce we’ll see from our local suppliers. There’s just something about local spring...

  • April can be a tricky month in the Produce department. Spring is finally here. It’s easy to catch spring fever and imagine that all sorts of local produce will be arriving...

  • Ah, February! This can be one of the hardest months to get through here in Wisconsin. Winter is here in force, with all of the cold dreary weather that entails. Cold and flu...

  • It’s no secret local is big. It’s not just a Willy Street Co-op thing, or unique to any specific area or product. It’s everywhere and everything. 

    Local is a...

  • Wow, what an exhilarating time of year! It’s cold, the days are short, the holiday season is just around the corner, and on top of all of that, we’re opening a new store as we...

  • It’s funny how unexpected life can be. When I walked into the Willy Street Co-op in early July of 2001 looking for a job, I never imagined that day was the beginning of a journey that would lead...