Virgil's Zero Sugar Vanilla Cream Soda
It makes a great-tasting float that my son loves and doesn't add any more sugar than the ice cream contains.
Madam Chu Ginger Garlic Sauce
I cook. A lot. This sauce is so good that I have four jars in my fridge. I add it to sauces, use it for a really easy stir-fry, and marinate meats in it. Every time Josey is in the store to sample, she gives me more ideas...and I buy another jar.
Chia seeds (bulk)
Orally, chia is used for diabetes, hypertension, and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Chia can be used both in seed and sprout form. The seeds contain high concentrations of the Omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linoleic acid. It also has a significant concentration of dietary fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, and antioxidants. *Of note: the annual herb originated in Mexico, cultivated by the Aztecs.
Evan Healy Rose Geranium Hydrosol
This hydrosol is especially helpful in balancing my combination skin. It is both refreshing to use and results in a glowing complexion. Plus, all ingredients are natural and organically sourced! Highly recommended!
Willy Street Co-op Funky Monkey Smoothie
This Funky Monkey Smoothie makes for a great start to my day. You can add protein powder, and have your choice of milk. For me, it is a breakfast drink that fills me up all the way ‘til lunch. Plus it is very tasty, low in added sugars and high in protein (especially if you add protein powder). You can even add greens if you need to get some of that in your morning drink.
Paleo Mama Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
First of all, they taste amazing! You can eat them raw or baked, even eat them frozen. They are local, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, sweetened with honey and evaporated cane juice. You cannot go wrong if you love cookie dough. They are delicious even if you are not paleo, grain- or gluten-free!
Willy Street Co-op Tarragon Chicken Salad
This is currently my favorite Willy Street Co-op Deli salad. Pecans and a hint of tarragon make it special.
Willy Street Co-op Lemon Rosemary Scones
Who’d have thunk you could get a decent scone in the USA...but you can! Light, fluffy, not dry, and subtly flavored. It is a delightful breakfast treat.
Willy Street Co-op Eggless Tofu Salad
The perfect sandwich filling for the vegan lunch box! Eggless Tofu Salad is a timeless classic, appealing to all ages. Pretty to look at, the Willy Street Coop makes a yummy version.
Sol Cuisine Breakfast Veggie Sausage Patties
Are you vegan and gluten-free AND you want a hearty breakfast? These sausage patties are just the thing. Satisfyingly savory, quick to prepare, and perfect with tofu scramble. They'll give you a smile to start the day.
Chrysalis is an amazing Madison-based non-profit that promotes mental health recovery through encouraging work opportunities. Buying a Chrysalis Pop is a delicious and refreshing way to support the work they do in our community. The Strawberry Rhubarb is my favorite!
Pro Bar Bolt Organic Energy Chews—Raspberry
I tried these at first because I needed an energy (read: caffeine) boost before the gym, but wasn't feeling any of the drink options we carry. Before I knew it, I was buying them EVERY DAY, even if I wasn't going the gym. There are two serving in a pack. I try to split up the servings, but sometimes I end up eating both! The raspberry flavor containers 20 mg caffeine per serving from yerba maté along with other really helpful boosters like electrolytes and vitamin b12. Perfect gummy pick-me-up!
Andalou 1000 Roses Shampoo/Conditioner/and Leave-in Conditioner Color Care
I have ongoing color changes and my long hair has been bleached. My hair is still healthy thanks partially to the Andalou Color Care Line. I use the shampoo and conditioner at every wash and use the leave-in conditioner periodically. This helps maintain the color in my hair and provide the moisture my hair needs to stay healthy. The scent is also lovely—fragrant yet subtle. Also, cruelty-free!
Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausage
Of all the veggie sausage out there, this is my favorite one to eat on its own next to my tofu scramble. It's also a fantastic addition when cooked up and added to salads or pasta. The herbs, onions, and garlic make this sausage savory, while the apples lend some fabulous sweetness. Field Roast hits it out of the park again.
Wisconsin Candle Company Room Sprays
These room sprays smell delicious. The Co-op carries a bunch of different scents to choose from. They make my whole house smell great. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can head up to McFarland and check out their shop and see where they make all their sprays and candles. East and West only.
To me, there's almost nothing tastier than a hunk of toasted baguette still warm and smothered in butter. These baguettes are perfect.
Willy Street Co-op Roast Beef Melt
There is nothing better than a hot Willy Street Co-op Roast Beef Melt. The key to this sandwich is the juicy grass-fed roast beef that is prepared to perfection in-house. The beef combined with our housemade caramelized onions, smoked Gouda, and Dijon mustard on a ciabatta roll make for an out-of-this-world sandwich.
Willy Street Co-op Mint Chocolate Pie
Ready to meet your new favorite dessert? Chocolately, minty mousse enveloped by organic, Fair Trade chocolate on top of a chocolate crumb crust.
Frontier Berbere Spice Blend
Give your tastebuds a kick with this fragrant, hot, peppery blend from Ethiopia. Though ingredients vary, this blend contains paprika, cayenne, fenugreek, coriander, cumin, black pepper cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, turmeric and salt. Try in soups, veggies, as a meat rub, in marinades. Go rogue and sprinkle on your salad, put on your quinoa, or make apple chips, whaaat?! Heck, you might find it deserves a coveted spot on the dining table rather than in the spice rack!
Wuthrich European-Style Butter
The high butterfat percentage and low moisture content makes this Wisconsin-produced butter ideal for baking or if you want to bulletproof your coffee. It is rich and smooth without being heavy. Try it on your next piece of toast and you will be hooked.
Acure Seriously Soothing Micellar Water Cleansing Towelettes
As a cyclist and an athlete, I often find myself out in public looking and feeling kind of dirty. I carry these with me and am able to cleanse myself easily and quickly. Other face wipes have been too astringent for my sensitive skin, or had extra scents added that I didn't like. These are gentle, refreshing, and convenient.
Boody Eco Wear Shaper Bra
Normally I'd say burn the bras, but these are so soft and comfortable. They are made out of eco-friendly bamboo and are perfect for yoga!
Natural Vitality Calm Gummies
Gummies! Each gummy contains 83 mg, which makes it easy to dose for everyone in my family—one for the toddler, two for the 10 year old, four for the 'rents. It's great after a day of activity if someone is having trouble sleeping. Vegan, gluten-free, and organic sugars.
Cheese Department Pre-sliced Cheese Platter
I love to bring cheese to a gathering, but I do not always have time to slice cheese and make a platter. Luckily the cheese department has done the work for me. Just grab your favorite cracker or baguette to serve with it. East only.
Troy Farm Mendota Mix
This is a mix of sprouted lentils, peas and garbanzo beans. Great on salads! I like that it is available all year long and I get to support an awesome local producer.
Many people cut a kiwi in half and scoop out the flesh, but did you know you can eat the skin as well? Did I just blow your mind? You can now consider this delicious, on-the-go fruit your new go-to for quick and easy meal and snack packing. No utensils required!!! The added bonus is you'll also maximize your nutrient load by eating the skin since that's where the fiber and vitamin C are concentrated.
Wisconsin Meadows Grass-Fed Beef Jerky
This flavorful, lean jerky has become a staple in our house. Really glad that the product is local and grass fed. Makes a nutritious high-protein snack that is great for those grab and go moments in life.
Taylor Farms Chopped Kits
These salad kits are fantastic. Each kit has a diverse mix of fresh veggies and greens (many of which are high in dietary fiber which is a plus), contains something that gives the salad an extra kick (like pumpkin seeds or cheese, or both) and includes a substantial portion of dressing (more than enough or just the right amount depending on how saucy you like your salad). Many organic and conventional varieties to choose from. It really could not be easier than this to throw together a delicious, healthy salad! East and West carry organic varieties only.
Willy Street Co-op Olive Bar
Yummy! I really like that the selection on the olive bar is different at all three of the stores. This way I can treat myself to my favorites at each of the stores. Great snack, great for entertaining, great with crackers and hummus.
This is probably the best cheese ever. Every variety is delicious, especially the Sartori Bellavitano Gold. It's an aged, flavorful cheese that can be used like parmesan or cheddar. My family eats it on pasta, with crackers, sprinkled over scrambled eggs, or just straight up.
Carr Valley Creama Kasa
A semi-soft, creamy and nutty cheese that is great for snacking or dessert. Made in LaValle, WI. North and West only.
Willy Street Co-op Red Curry Tofu Wrap
If you're a vegan in a hurry, this is the Grab & Go sandwich for you. The Red Curry Tofu is tasty and flavorful and makes it easy to eat the vitamin-rich spinach. An easy way to feel good about lunch on the go! East and North only.
Willy Street Co-op Grass-Fed Burger Patties
These burger patties are ground fresh on-site from grass-fed Wisconsin Meadows beef. So good!
Cedar Road Meats Peppered Bacon
This bacon comes with a built-in peppery kick. It is super delicious in a BLT, crumbled over a salad, or added to any breakfast sandwich!