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You might notice that Product Listings and Bulk PLU Lookup are missing from the new website. We will have both these features on our e-commerce site when it launches in the spring. We had hoped to roll out the new website and the e-commerce site at the same time, or at least much closer together...
Double Dollars Distribution

Due to the last Tuesday in December and the first Tuesday in January falling on holidays, we will distribute Double Dollars on Wednesday, December 26th and Wednesday, January 2nd. All Willy Street Co-op stores are closed on Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day) and Tuesday, January 1st (New...
$5 Dinners at Willy North

Next $5 Dinner at Willy North is on Thursday, Jan. 17th! Each third Thursday of the month, we hold a $5 Dinner at Willy North from 4pm-8pm. We offer a full meal for $5 and it's open to everyone whether or not they're a Co-op Owner. In January, we'll have a mac & cheese bar with bacon, hot dogs,...

Willy Street Co-op has heard word that on Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m., the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions will hold a public hearing that includes review of Assembly Bill 353 relating to the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit...
Willy North Turns 1 Year Old!

Can you believe it's been almost one year since we opened Willy North? To celebrate, we're going to have flash sales exclusively at North for the whole weekend of August 19th! These sales are for Owners only. Not an Owner? Anyone can join in just five minutes for as little as $4, if they qualify...

We're having a Flash Sale on Saturday, March 25th at Willy North: Owners get 20% off everything in the "Aisle of Value" all day long! The Aisle of Value is the row of pallets in the back of the store. That means products from favorite brands including Annie's Homegrown, Brad's Organics, Maruchan...

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ~Margaret Atwood Who knew in mid-February we could be outside in shirtsleeves and flip-flops doing yard work and grilling? Whether spring arrived early this year or not, officially the 2017 spring equinox in the northern...

February 2017 is here, believe it or not! This month there is plenty to celebrate. Between the Super Bowl, Wellness Wednesday, and Valentine’s Day, we are working hard to provide all the nosh, wellness remedies, chocolates and flowers that you could possibly need!
Bringing WIC to Willy North

Kirsten Moore, Director of Co-op Services for the Willy Street Co-op, talks about bringing the WIC Program to Willy Street - North. "The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally...
Willy North | Kirsten Moore

Kirsten Moore is the Director of Co-op Services for Willy Street Co-op. With over 33,000 Owners and more to come with the opening of the new location, Moore talks about her department's responsibility to find out how we can make the North store part of the Northside community.

You may have heard that Willy Street Co-op is opening a new store on Madison's northside in the late summer of 2016. It's a major undertaking and it going to cost a pretty penny. One way to get there is by selling Willy Street Co-op Owner Bonds, and we have a goal of raising $1.5 million in Bonds...

The Owner Rewards specials will no longer be printed in the Reader starting in September. It will instead be available at each store as a paper flyer. Making this change allows us more flexibility and better sale pricing each week for our Owners. In addition, Owners with active accounts through...

As we settle into the new fiscal year for the Willy Street Co-op, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on what an amazing year it was for the Co-op. This was the first full fiscal year both stores had been in full operation, and the Middleton location blew me away with its continued growth in new...

I was chatting with some coworkers in January when the subject of chickens came up. Coincidentally, four of us, myself included, planned on getting chicks in the spring. This got me to thinking; at thirty bucks a pop for shipping, why not combine orders and split the shipping four ways? Mama...

After months of dire economic forecasts underscored by rising prices on just about everything, almost everyone I know is feeling at least a bit of a financial pinch. Add in the extra money most of us spent around the holidays, and the thought of putting out hard-won cash for organic food can seem...