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Produce News articles

  • Have you noticed anything different about the Produce department lately? There has been so much going on it’s been hard to keep up with it. In March, we parted ties with our old familiar product...

  • Last month, the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) recognized our Produce department as the top performing produce department in the country among its 148 members for the 2009 fiscal...

  • As Owners of the Co-op, we have access to some of the finest food available anywhere. From the organically raised, grass-fed meats, the wonderful selection of cheeses, the local breads, the fresh...

  • Hooray, it’s officially springtime! Everyone in the Produce department has been enjoying the warmer weather and longer days, and we’re all looking forward to seeing our local springtime favorites...

  • Leafy vegetables are perhaps some of the most versatile vegetables in the Co-op. There are so many options and so many different ways to use them. Whether they’re in a salad or soup, or served as...

  • January is peak citrus season. And with the cold temperatures and short days of winter, including citrus in your diet is great way to get a healthy start on the new year. Here...

  • Reframing our perspective: cultivating wellness

    There is a lot of talk about prevention now that it’s flu season...

  • The holidays are approaching, which every year seem to become less defined in terms of their origins, and increasingly in terms of family and the foods that we prepare for our...

  • HOME FERMENTATION: THE BASICS OF KRAUT!

    As of late, I have been appearing with loving regularity in your newsletter, iterating and reiterating the importance of eating locally across the seasons in our northern...

  • Canning Tomatoes

    I am passionate about eating locally across the seasons in a Northern state such as Wisconsin. Though this endeavor presents a series of challenges, all of them are...

  • Food Preservation Intro—Pesto!

    Here at Willy Street Co-op, we are privileged enough to have access to quite an education on food politics. Long before terms such as “local” and “organic” came into vogue in...

  • The local season has been under way for a few months now. This year, as we were winding down the ’08 season on Tipi carrots and Igl potatoes, we started seeing the first of...