It’s Eat Local Month! Each September, we team up with local vendors to offer more sales on local goods than usual! Here are just a few vendors that will be on sale. Check out the serving suggestion recipe ideas. Some of them will be in the stores offering demos during the month, so stop in to meet the makers and sample their products. Keep an eye on our weekly sales flyers for all the details, and let’s celebrate local!
Long-time Madison favorite Bunky’s may not be a cafe destination currently, but you can still get their line of Mediterranean at Madison stores, including the Co-op. Hummus, falafel and baba ghanouj will be on sale in the Grocery department. Pair them with some toasted pita and you have a well rounded meal! We recently began carrying a couple of their soups (selection varies by co-op location) in the Deli grab-n-go. Take them home and heat them up for a nourishing, hearty meal.
East-side Madison’s own fresh pasta company!What better time to try something new from them, or stock up on a favorite. Choose from fresh filled pasta, fresh rolled pasta, or frozen ravioli. Top ‘em up with their sauces (which will also be on sale), toss with fresh pesto, or try one of the recipes found on their website: www.rpspasta.com/recipes. However you serve them, the freshness will shine through.
Mad Maiden Shrub
The Mad Maiden herself began making her tangy, delightful concoctions in 2013. Her tinctures are crafted using wildcrafted herbs and local honey right here in Madison. Women-owned and operated!
Recipe: Shrubbed Ginger Beer
5 parts Ginger Ale or Beer
5 parts Water
1 part Honey Ginger Shrub
Directions: Mix and serve over ice. Find this and more recipes on her website at: madmaidenshrub.com/wp/recipes/.
Antipasto means “before the meal.” Owner Diana was inspired by her family’s traditional Italian cooking since she was a child. Now she continues their legacy with a ready-to-eat antipasto that is versatile and delicious.
•Topping for bruschetta
•Dipping sauce for toasted bread, pita chips, crackers and more
•Sauce for your spaghetti, rotini or farfalle pasta
•Add to your green salad as a topping choice along with salami, provolone and olives
•Add to your pasta salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil
•On hot or cold sandwiches
•Add to baked fish—see following recipe
Recipe: Salmon with Augusta’s Antipasto
5 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 12 oz.jar Augusta’s Antipasto
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. chopped oregano, chopped
4 center cut salmon fillets with skin on
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions: Preheat the oven to 375ºF. In a large saucepan, heat 3 Tbs. of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the jar of antipasto, oregano and bay leaves and stir. Turn the heat down to warm and combine the flavors. Simmer 2-3 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and add to the skillet, skin side down. Cook over high heat until the skin begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven for about 10 minutes, until thoroughly cooked. Transfer the fish to plates, spoon the sauce all around and serve.
For more recipes from Augusta’s Antipasto, visit their website at www.dianaanddaughters.com.
Orchard Street Apparel
Self-taught screenprinter Whitney Teska began his business along with his partner Julie out of their Milwaukee basement in 2008. They have since moved out of the basement, but still stay true to their values—creating their line of t-shirts, hoodies, onesies and kitchen towels using ethically-produced garments, eco-friendly phthalate-free inks and soy-based biodegradable cleaners. Their kid and adult t-shirts will be on sale from September 11th–17th, so check them out!
Be sure to check out sales from Potter’s Crackers, Angelica’s Garden, Maple Valley Syrup, Just Coffee, Quince & Apple, Let It Ride Cold Brew Coffee, Cates Family Farm, LuSa Organics, The Kombucha Shop kombucha making kits, Wisconsin Candle Company and more!