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  • 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...

  • One of the most fun things in Produce is the changing of the seasons. As the seasons change, so do our offerings. We constantly rearrange our displays to accommodate for...

  • Is your produce packing a punch? As Owners of the Co-op, we know you value high quality, organic, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Eating healthy is not a trend, it’s...

  • It’s surprising how many questions the Produce staff fields on onions. After all, they’re a staple culinary ingredient, admired by almost everyone around the world for their...

  • Over the years, produce departments have become the star attraction for grocers, especially for those of us in the natural foods business. Designers strategically place produce...

  • It’s time to start planning! I’m not referring to the holidays. I’m talking about the 2009 local season. Throughout the 2008 season, we provided over 150 locally grown items...

  • PART 1: ROOT VEGETABLES

    As I write this, it is the last day of September. Though you will not read this until November, I must get this article off to press. So I sit in the cozy basement of the Co-op...

  • It sure seemed like a short local season this year. The cold, wet spring and heavy rains in June pushed a lot of crops back a couple of weeks. Add to this a few soggy and cold...