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Sarah 

Bulk Spinach

A produce staff member turned me on to our bulk spinach one day when she saw me going for the bagged kind. Now I’ll never go back! It’s always super fresh and delicious, and I like that I can get exactly asmuch or as little as I need.

Miyoko’s Artisan Cultured Vegan Cheeses

Unlike a lot of vegan cheese options, the ingredients in these amazing cheeses are simple, all-natural, and so delicious! They contain live cultures, which gives them a great flavor, as well as some added health benefits. My two favorites are the Fresh VeganMozz and the Aged English Sharp Farmhouse, which makes an incredible grilled cheese sandwich.

Brightside Skincare Foaming Cleanser

I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the best cleanser I’ve ever used. I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin, so finding products that will meet all my needs can be a huge pain. I feel like with every other cleanser, I either have to pick one that will remove my makeup but leave my skin feeling stripped and sad, or one that will leave my skin feeling less stripped but also not remove all my makeup and get my skin truly clean. This one does it all! It easily removes all my makeup and leaves my skin super clean, but is not at all drying. My skin actually feels hydrated and happy after washing! Kerri, the owner, is from Madison, so you’re also supporting a local business!

Host Defense MyCommunity Extract

This tincture is amazing. I’ve never found any other product that just stops illness in its tracks for me. Whenever I start to feel something coming on, I take one dose in the morning and one at night, and maybe a few more throughout the course of the day if I feel I need a little extra support. And then by the next morning, I feel great! This is a must-have item for helping me get through cold and flu season unscathed!


Anna

Bell & Evans Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

These are my favorite meat to grill or cook over a camp fire. They are juicy, have great flavor and are delicious with just some salt and pepper sprinkled on.

Bell & Evans Gluten-Free Chicken
Nuggets

These are delicious! These are actually chunks of meat and are not reconstituted. The coating is crunchy and tasty and the chicken is juicy and flavorful. They are delicious either with french fries or cut up and added to a salad. So good.


Amy

Porchlight Products Multi-Grain Pancake Mix

A wonderful pancake mix that is not only seriously tasty, Porchlight also teaches skill-building jobs, which earns vital revenue for their non-profit agency. Porchlight also provides emergency shelter, food, employment services, counseling, and affordable transitional and permanent housing to over 8,000 people annually.

Willy Street Co-op Carrot Bread

Perfect crust, nice and thick! A special treat, if it makes it home, is to toast and butter it. Pure decadence!!

My Konjac Facial Sponges

This goofy, gray blob was recommend to me and, while it’s not harsh, my face feels exfoliated and fresh. Hey, what do you know? I’m taking care of my skin!


Dakota 

Om Immune Mushroom Powder

Om Immune Mushroom Powder is fun to have on hand to mix into your favorite juice, coffee or tea. It mixes easily, tastes great, and gives you an immune boost at the same time. The pack travels well and is a lot more fun than taking your morning vitamin. 


Ali

Willy Street Co-op Ginger Shots

Whenever I feel a little weak, stuffy, or even just 75%, it is exactly the boost I need to go through my shift. Then when I wake up the next morning, I am more energetic and awake than before. During cold and flu season I try totake three shots a week for maximum immune system support. (Willy East and West only.)


Kjerstin

Liberty or Macoun Apples

These two varieties are the most crunchy, juicy, delicious, autumny-feeling apples there are.



Anya

Batch Bakehouse Scali Bread

Just like the Batch bakers say: “...coated with sesame seeds that infuse the crumb with a subtle nuttiness...” Delicious as thick-cut French toast served with cottage bacon and melted cheese on top. 

Wallaby Organic Sour Cream 

There is nothing quite like it—yummy, decadent, and akin to crème fraiche. Heavenly goodness. 


Kevin

Pretzilla Burger Buns

Quite simply the best buns.


Rita

Grateful Harvest Lime Shot and Lemon Shot

These shots are versatile and delicious. I use them to add flavor to sparking water, to add acid to recipes, and they require no chopping!

Inka Chips Plantain Chips

I love these! They are salty and sweet and good to eat on their own or with hummus. 

Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Lotion

This smells amazing; it absorbs really quickly and doesn’t leave any greasy feeling!


Sara 

Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise Flakes with Raisins

I’m a cereal connoisseur, and this cereal is SO GOOD! I like it because the raisins always seem fresh, and the cereal never gets soggy. You can seriously pour some milk on it, and then go feed your pets or pick out your outfit for the day and come back to it and the cereal is still happy. It’s great for dinner or lunch, too, because let’s be honest—cereal is magic.


Sharon

Batch Bakehouse Burger Buns

Beyond the wonderfully alliterative name, these end my search for buns like my mom used to make. They are yeasty and soft, and they make the perfect bed for a grilled burger of any sort. They are so good that I have been known to toast them in the morning and eat them with a slather of butter and homemade jam.


Lacey 

Local Organic Kale

I buy kale every time I shop unless I have some growing at home. I usually sauté it gently with garlic, chili, olive oil and lemon. I also have a soft spot for kale from Tipi Produce because I spent many summers harvesting it and seeing how beautiful it is.

Fizzeology Seasonal Ferment

Since they’re seasonal they’re always interesting. I eat these with salads, mixed into soups and stews, or just straight out of the jar. Get that beneficial bacteria!


James

Renards 2-Year White Cheddar

This is THE best aged cheddar for the price and quality! I use it for my every morning egg and cheese bagel breakfast sandwich. It’s also perfect for grilled cheeses (add a thin layer of cream cheese for an extra creamy WOW-factor)! I even add it to my cheese blend when I make pizza with our Co-op dough! I seriously love this cheese!


Jake  

Clasen’s Pretzel Slider Buns

They taste fresh for days, and they taste great.

Willy Street Co-op Mocha

Cheaper than most places in Madison, andJuice Bar staff are really good at making them.


Jack 

Sassy Cow Strawberry Ice Cream

Sassy Cow nails the trickiest of all ice cream flavors with a lightly creamy and berry-forward recipe.


James 

Willy Street Co-op Chicken Piccata

It’s my favorite hot bar item - great flavor.


Katie

Willy Street Co-op Almond Milk

It’s 100% pure almond milk. It tastes so much fresher than a boxed milk and it contains no additives. My favorite way to use this almond milk is whipped into a smoothie with fruits and veggies. (East and West only.)


Pygn 

Gail Ambrosius Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

These delicious little morsels of caffeine are the perfect snack to fend off the afternoon lull. I also like keeping some in my backpack for spur of the moment shenanigans.


Kelsey

The Seaweed Bath Company Eucalyptus and Peppermint Body Cream

I love this lotion. It smells amazing. I like to use it as an after-sun lotion. With eucalyptus, peppermint and aloe vera, this feels great on sunburned skin.


Kristin 

RP’s Pasta Gorgonzola Tortelloni

This pasta has a great cheese flavor and makes for an quick and easy meal. While we have served it warm with a simple sauce, we actually prefer to cook the pasta, chill it and add it to a chopped salad to make a main course meal. Plus it’s made just down the road from Willy East with local ingredients. I love it when I can use seasonal local produce with this local pasta for an essentially local lunch or dinner!


Forrest 

Organic Dried Cranberries

Perfect as a portable snack, with salads, for and baking. I love the concentrated flavor and chewiness for snacking. 

Willy Street Co-op Salted Caramel Bar

When cravings are calling, this little snack satisfies. Sweet chocolate, coarse salt, and caramel puts your craving to rest.


Brooke

Paleo Mama Magic Bars

Superbly delicious with amazing ingredients that keep my body happy. If I want to splurge, I go for these!


Stephanie 

Ciao Bella Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Squares

It’s nice and creamy and the chunks of chocolate with the caramel swirl make my mouth so happy. Not to mention the chocolate wafers being the perfect thing to bring all the flavors together. The bad part is that there are 4 in this box so I’m forced to share so I don’t eat them all (even though I would like to)!!


Ansley

Natural Ovens 100% Whole Grain Bread

This bread is soft enough to be great “kid” bread, but still organic, whole grain, and made in Wisconsin! I keep one loaf in the fridge and one in the freezer at all times!


Amanda 

Yumbutter Superfood Almond Butter with Chia

It is just down right delicious! They also stand to help out others in need with their Buy One Feed One program. Every time you buy one jar or pouch of Yumbutter, you help feed a child with malnutrition.


Eric

Pinn-Oak Lamb Shanks

There are several great recipes for this versatile cut. From Delavan, WI!

Dandies All Natural Marshmallows

I like the bag design! I like brand non-specific puffed rice treats! They’re made in Lombard, Illinois!


David

Wisconsin Meadows Ribeye Steak

Consistently the best steak in the case.

Sartori MontAmoré

One of the best cheeses I have ever bought.


 

Matt 

Herban Cowboy Forest Body Wash

It has a wonderfully rugged natural scent that’s not too overpowering and it doesn’t contain a bunch of mysterious chemicals. 


 

Abigail

Paleo Mama Vegan Cheesecake

Gluten-free and dairy-free but oh, so tasty anyway. I like to freeze mine then eat it; a cool treat for summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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