Eat, Read, Live Local

Owners Betsy and Peter Leidy share their love for the Willy Street Co-op. 

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 by electric cooperatives. AB 353 has a companion bill under review in the State Senate (SB 281). The bills seek to amend Wis. Chapter...

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 for any of a variety of financial assistance programs. Depending on what you buy, your savings just might end up paying for your first year of Ownership!

Friday, Aug. 18th

Food security means a person has reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. When a person does not have reliable access, meaning they are coping with food insecurity, it can have serious health effects across their lifespan.​

The Willy Street Co-op Partners with City, County, Second Harvest Food Bank HungerCare Coalition, and UW Health to Pilot Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx).

FVRx programs are nutrition incentive programs for health practitioners to promote consuming fruits and vegetables as a preventative health care measure. Our...

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 Ramen, and more are 20% off! This sale is for Willy Street Co-op Owners only, but if you're not an Owner, you can become one easily for as little as $10! Find out more about ownership here.

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Double Dollars Tuesdays are made possible by a grant from the USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program, and in partnership with the City of Madison, Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin, Madison and Dane County Public Health, and Wholesome Wave.

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 at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to other healthy and nutrition services."

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.

Megan Minnick is the Director of Purchasing for Willy Street Co-op. According to Minnick, opening a third store is an opportunity to meet the needs of our expanding community.

Dean Kallas is the Grocery Category for Willy Street Co-op in Madison, Wisconsin. The Co-op is opening Willy North and for Kallas, it's an opportunity to serve a new community.