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Cara Cara Oranges

I have loved navels my whole life, they are rich, juicy and the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Cara Cara Navels take all of that and add the additional complexity of the best pink grapefruit you've ever had without the bitterness. It's no wonder that some       day soon they might be our best-selling citrus. 



If you see me in the winter, I'll have a bag of kumquats stashed somewhere ready to pop one in my mouth while I walk or to offer to anyone nearby. Roll one between your fingers to bring the juiciness out. Eat the whole thing at once; the sweetness (and a lot of vitamin C) is in the peel, hiding an enlivening burst of delicious sourness. The espresso of fruit! So easy, so delicious. 


Willy Street Co-op Spring Rolls with
Spicy Peanut Sauce

These are perfect for lunch or a snack. They are light, refreshing and just the right mix of textures. The spicy peanut sauce adds just the right tangy kick!


Willy Street Co-op Sweet Greens Juice

I usually can't do green juice. My body just doesn't like it. Sweet Greens hides any and all hints of green! All I taste is apples, and I'm also getting a healthy dose of greens. My son loves it too. Great way to get the veggies in!


Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

I love my Klean Kanteen water bottle. These bottles are good quality, stainless steel, and there are tons of great color options. I picked out the bright turquoise blue.

Willy Street Co-op Lemon Cheesecake Bar

These bars are delicious—creamy filling, lemon flavor that isn't overpowering. A great little treat if you want something sweet but not too sweet. 


Willy Street Co-op London Fog with Oat Milk

DO YOU WANT YOUR MIND BLOWN?! Are you a tea drinker? This is by far my favorite drink of all time. The in house-made lavender syrup is to die for, and Earl Grey tea is amazing no matter what, but then you combine both those things with the sweetness of oat milk and it is like cozy in a cup. 


Mushroom Parm QBalls

Protein-packed! Meatless meatballs that are made with qunioa, egg, and parmesan cheese. No meat, still complete!


Bell & Evans Organic Bone-in, Skin-on Chicken Thighs

These is my favorite chicken that we sell. It is so delicious. The bones and skin add an amazing flavor and are easy to remove once they are cooked. They stay nice and moist in the oven. Always a wonderful addition to dinner.


Evanhealy Whipped Shea Butter for Lips

This is the most moisturizing lip balm I've ever used. It's packed full of all the most moisturizing oils (argan, coconut, avocado), plus shea and cacao butters. Red raspberry oil contains antioxidants and fatty acids which promote lip health. Vitamin E oil helps reduce signs of aging.

Tierra Farm Pistachio Mulberry Granola 

This is, hands-down, the only granola for me. Just the right balance of sweet and salty and packed full of delicious pistachios and mulberries—two of my favorite superfoods! I love it in yogurt for breakfast or anytime as a snack!

Carr Valley Mobay

Locally made, half goat cheese, half sheep cheese, separated by a line of vegetable ash. Delicious on pizza, crackers, on a burger or even on its own. Taste for yourself why this cheese should actually be spelled MoBAE ;) 


Cesar's Sharp Cheddar

This cheese is better than most sharp cheddars that are double the price! 

Mourning Dove

Aura Cacia Lemon Essential Oil

I like to use this brightening essential oil when I've been working on the same task for too long, or I've been stuck working at a computer for hours. Dab a few drops on your wrists and take a deep breath in for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up!


KerryGold Salted Butter

Hands down the tastiest butter stocked on the Co-op's shelves. My household wouldn't be what it is without it. Delicious—pairs wonderfully softened with a Batch Bakehouse baguette. 

Oregon's Wild Harvest-Muscle Relax

This brand is awesome! They have such lovely, high-quality products at reasonable prices. The Muscle Relax is one of my favorites. I take it when I get home after a workout, and it really helps my body to chill and recover. It is also a great product for people who feel anxious or are restless before bed to help with sleep. There are only three ingredients: valerian, skullcap, and hops—all organic of course!


Willy Street Co-op Lemon Blueberry Muffin

This muffin is deeeelicious. The tartness and the sweetness combine really well with the cakeiness of the muffin. 


Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Supplement

These are perfect if you are on the go and need something more than water. Great for hikes, camping or travel. Gives me a good start to my day. I prefer the grape, but the cherry pomegranate is a close second. 


Four Elements Women's Power Surge Tincture

Dear Ladies: how many hats are you wearing right now!? I use 4Elements Women's Power Surge to help manage stress, anxiety and symptoms of perimenopause (hello, mood swings! Where did you come from?). It has changed mylife (and everyone's around me..) for the better!


Sliced Button or Crimini Mushrooms

I love mushrooms, and I'm busy. Enter: pre-sliced mushrooms. I can just grab a handful and throw them into whatever I am making or dump the whole thing and fry them in butter and garlic.

Kal Magnesium Glycinate 400

I take magnesium at bed to help with my restless leg, and this is the form that I've had the most success with. Only two tablets to hit 400 mg; it's the best value per dose. It works fast; but does not send me running to the bathroom. 

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee with Lion's Mane

At first I thought mushrooms in coffee was a terrible idea, but then I tried it. I cannot taste the mushrooms because the coffee overpowers it. On top of that, after a few days of having a cup a day, I feel smarter, I can focus more, tasks don't feel as overwhelming. It's getting those juices flowing in ways I was not expecting! I highly recommend it. 


Frontier Bulk Pizza Seasoning

I love the Bulk spice section of the Co-op. It smells lovely and is a super cost-effective way to buy spices. When I discovered the Pizza Seasoning from Frontier, I was immediately won over by the wonderful aroma...since then I have discovered many uses for this gem beyond just pizza! I've used it in all sorts of ways including stuffed peppers, soup and even scrambled eggs. Total game-changer!


Young Mountain Tea Nepali Golden Black Tea

I don't always drink black tea, but when I do it's Young Mountain's Golden Black for me. This organically and sustainably grown tea comes from cooperatives in Nepal and is a rich, smooth tea with some hints of chocolate. As it is a full leaf loose tea, you can steep the leaves repeatedly and each time get not only a delicious cup of tea, but each steeping has a slightly different flavor profile. Great for curling up on the couch with a book in the cooler months!

Sno-Pac Frozen Veggies all kinds

When I need a frozen veggie, it's always Sno-Pac for me. The quality and "freshness" just seems to be a bit better than some others. Plus ALL Sno-Pac varieties are ALWAYS sourced from the U.S. Nothing from China or South America here. Another big-selling point for me is that ,unlike their competitors (the ones outta Washington), their bags are recyclable in the city of Madison. That's huge these days!


Siggi's Triple Cream Vanilla Yogurt

This triple cream yogurt is so decadent and delicious! It's a healthy treat that isn't too sweet. I love adding a few fresh berries to make it extra special!


Sahale Snacks Honey Almonds 1.5 oz

These are my new go-to snack! They're not overly sweet but still feel like a treat. The addition of dried cranberries add a great burst of flavor. Great to bring hiking or anywhere on-the-go.


Plainville Farms Honey Maple Uncured Ham

Humanly raised ham with no additives at a good price. Our favorite way to eat is it slightly toasted on a bagel sandwich or rolled up in a tortilla with cheese. One slice is all you need to make a nice meal. Available at North and West. 

Quorn Chik'n Patties

These Quorn patties are easy to make and taste great alone or as a sandwich. I can just pop them in the toaster oven and they're done in 20 minutes. My kids love them with honey and I love to make them into a sandwich. Good source of protein and soy-free. 


Silver Creek Venison Summer Sausage

Tastes great, and it doesn't get much more "Wisconsin" than venison!

Primal Kitchen Salad Dressings

Paleo/primal-friendly, made with healthier fats than most other brands, and tastes great! Honey
  Mustard is my favorite at the moment.


Cedar Teeth Cheesus Crust Pizza

This pizza is very simple but very tasty. The crust is crispy and has a really good rosemary taste. It reminds me of being a kid for some reason. 


Black Chia Seeds

This is a great energy-boosting food that packs a lot into a tiny package. Great for adding to smoothies or other concoctions like homemade seed crackers.