Cool down with some locally made popsicles! According to their mission statement, Chrysalis “promotes mental health recovery in our community by supporting work opportunities that encourage hope, healing, and wellness.” Chrysalis Pops is one program under their umbrella which offers individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful, paid work experience, and while helping them transition into competitive employment placements, while addressing community mental health stigma and access to local, organic produce. Organic ingredients are used in their pops! Available at all stores, however, flavors do vary by location. Also check them out around town at farmers’ markets and festivals—look for their Pops-cycle - their popsicle bike trailer! Available at East, West and North.
GT’s Pink Lady Basil Kombucha
This flavor was originally made as a special “on tap” offering, but it was loved by consumers so much that they decided to bottle it. Fresh-pressed juice from Pink Lady apples lends a crisp hand to the marriage with aromatic basil for a uniquely delicious concoction. Available at East, West and North.
Thrive Culinary Algae Oil
An everyday culinary oil for use in any recipe! A great source of good fats and super low on the bad fats—with a light, neutral taste! Vegan, gluten-, soy- and GMO-free! Available at East and North.
These stylish hats are crafted out of 100% sustainable palm fiber, which is grown along the Mexican coast. They are handwoven in a village in Mexico where these types of hats have been produced for centuries. The hats were tested for their Sun Protection Factor at the California Polytechnic State University and received a high score of UPF 50+, which is a zero UV transmittance score. Check out the selection of styles available at East, West and North.
Common Pasta Mac n Cheese Sauce
Common Pasta got its start as a food cart down on the UW campus, serving up a menu of fresh pasta dishes that vary seasonally, along with its staple mac n cheese, which has turned out to be a customer favorite. And for good reason—it’s incredible. With fresh, made-from-scratch pasta, herbs, optional spicy pork sausage, and the decadent sauce (more on that in a bit), chefs Brian Baur and Thomas Durbin crafted a mac n cheese dish that is truly out of this world. They approached the Co-op some months ago looking for a way to sell the sauce separately—a trio of Carr Valley cheddar, Roth Kase Gouda (both local), and an imported Parmigiano-Reggiano—needing a bit of work to get retail packaging figured out. After diligent work and a fast turnaround, they succeeded—the sauce has landed at all locations. Use the recipe on the jar to recreate the magic in your own kitchen, and serve over pasta, or steamed vegetables, or as a dip, or… Available at East, West and North.
RP’s Gluten-Free Fresh Pasta is now Taste Republic
The new packaging and name brand began rolling out Late May for RP’s Pasta’s gluten-free fresh pastas. Same high-quality products, still made right here in Madison. Look for the bright, eye-catching new look! Also keep your eyes peeled for their newest product coming soon- plantain linguini! Available at East, West and North.
Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Immunity Shot
Manuka honey is renowned for its healing and antibacterial properties. These single-serve pouches are a boost straight to your immune system, containing propolis from honey and either superstar Elderberry or one hundred-percent of your daily value of Vitamin C from Acerola Cherries, respectively. Available in Elderberry with Watermelon Seedbutter or Tart Cherry with Sunflower Seedbutter. Available at East, West and North.
Dr. Brite Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Teeth Whitening Pens
Dr. Brite is a women-owned company—started by two doctors, a dentist and a breast cancer surgeon. The toothpaste is a non-foaming activated charcoal-based paste without the messy black residue. The Get Brite Teeth Whitening Pen contains hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, and non-acidic Vitamin C to swiftly whiten teeth two shades lighter in about two days without causing sensitivity. The Stay Brite Teeth Whitening Pen is formulated with activated charcoal from coconut, and without hydrogen peroxide. Both have a refreshing mint flavor and an easy, convenient pen applicator! Available at East, West and North.
Veriditas (by Pranarom) Harvest Perfumes
These perfumes contain organic and sustainable botanicals without any synthetics, additive, adulterants, or GMOs. Choose from three scents: Harvest Fleur—neroli and French lavender are combined for a light, floral scent. Harvest Bois—Balsam fir, cedarwood, balanced with sandalwood and vanilla. Harvest Citrus—bergamot blended with frankincense and sandalwood. All three are in a base of jojoba oil and packaged in a glass vial with stainless steel rollerball for convenient application. Available at East, West and North.