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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!


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. 

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 by August first. General Manager Anya Firszt explains the process. 

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If you are on a tight budget and would like to save a bit more at our store, our Access Discount Program may be just the thing for you. The program offers eligible Owners a 10% discount on purchases every day. Enrollment in one or more of a variety of public and private financial assistance programs or proof of gross income at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Guideline can qualify any Owner for the Access Discount. Ashley Kuehl is the Owner Records Administrator for the Willy Street Co-op and she says the program is...