All local items for Eat Local Month!
Wüthrich 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.
Clausen's French Country Cracked Wheat Bread
This bread makes a wonderful piece of toast for breakfast—nutty, not too dense. Even better, try the toast with some local tomatoes and greens with Willow Creek Bacon.
Willy Street co-op Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
I’m not even a vegan but I find these to be the tastiest chocolate chip cookies we offer! This buttery (but not actually butter) cookie melts in your mouth. Also, the chocolate-chip-to-cookie ratio is on point.
Willow Creek Braunschweiger
This braunschweiger is made from heritage Berkshire pork and is smoky and spiced just right. Put it on some crusty bread or make yourself a bánh mì!
Willy Street Co-op Juice Bar's Cold Brew
Cold brew season is year-round for me, and the Juice Bar's brew is always nice and strong. They use local Just Coffee beans and you get a discount if you bring in your own mug!
Kikkoman Soy Sauce
Yeah, you read that right: Kikkoman Soy Sauce is brewed right here in Wisconsin. Kikkoman is special for many reasons—it's the quintessential soy sauce used at all your favorite restaurants, it's iconic bottle has won many prestigious design awards, and its origins date back to the 17th Century. Another reason it's special? Kikkoman was attracted to Wisconsin’s clean air and fresh groundwater, as both are integral to the fermentation process.
Willy Street Co-op Vegan Smoky Black Bean
and Sweet Potato
This tastes great and can be used in so many different ways! It’s great on top of nachos, stuffed in a bell pepper and baked, or just enjoy it on its own!
Tipi Produce Kohlrabi
This local, bulbous stem vegetable is full of juicy nutrients raw and adds a crunch to any dish! Just peel it and bask in the splendor of supporting the community of these lands.
Tapuat Grape Memory Kombucha
Locally sourced using herbal medicine. Greatly refreshing throughout each sip.
Driftless Organics Sunflower Oil
Olive oil of the Midwest! I'm grateful to have the opportunity to support a small and local business as well as ethical and sustainable practices, making my act of consumption a vote for a world in more harmony. Fewer imports, fewer fuels to pollute, and more ground for a vibrant community of people, animal, plant, and the like.
Wisconsin Candle Company Soy Candles
I keep a constant supply of these soy candles in rotation at home. I have specific and seasonal preferences, and luckily, there are plenty of scents to choose from. Crafted out of a storefront in Waunakee (the ONLY Waunakee in the country!), I'm glad we have this local source!
Rossario's Classic Spaghetti Sauce
Locally made from Rosati's Pizza owners, this is our family's go-to sauce. It's just got a nice kick and seems more flavorful than the more basic lines we carry.
Taste Republic Gluten-Free Tortellini
Are you now gluten-free and haven't had tortellini for longer than you remember?! Don't despair, Madison-based pasta company Taste Republic has your salvation! This tortellini is delicious and holds together well (gluten-free people will know what I'm talking about). Maybe it's because I've been gluten-free for a while, but I can't even tell the difference between this and regular tortellini! My favorite meal lately has been to toss this with our house-made parsley pesto, some ripe heirloom tomatoes, avocado, and some shredded Sartori cheese on—YUM!
Willy Street Co-op The Green C Juice
This is really filled with a lot of vitamin C! Only 3 ingredients (orange juice, parsley juice, and lime juice) and it is all organic. I like to drink this when I need an cleansing boost or for a refreshing summertime drink. Don’t let the parsley scare you—it pairs so well with the citrus. Yum!
Cedar Teeth Cheesus Crust Pizza
I love everything about this pizza (and all of their pizzas). And what's not to love? They're local, they're clearly light-hearted and fun, oh, and they taste amazing! Something about that rosemary sourdough crust, just... phenomenal! Seriously we keep a minimum of two of these in our freezer at all times. Perfect quick dinner or an awesome late night snack. SO GOOD!
Some Honey Cranberry Honey
I really enjoy the flavor of this honey...no, it does not taste like cranberries, but it does offer a sweet, earthy flavor that is just a touch different than the clover and wildflower honey. Plus, bonus, Some Honey Co. is based in New Lisbon, WI.
Origin Breads The Driftless
Baked right here in Madison with wheat grown in the Wisconsin's Driftless region, this tasty sourdough is perfect sandwich bread. Slice it thick or thin. A family favorite.
American Provenance Natural Deodorant Rosaries and Revolvers
I work custodial so I can get a little stinky. I also have sensitive skin so it can be hard to find a deodorant that works for me. My wife bought me Rosaries and Revolvers and not only do I smell great but there's been no irritation at all. This fantastic product is made right in our backyard. Give it a try.
LüSa Organics Grounding Lotion Bar
This lotion bar not only provides excellent moisture but smells fantastic! I personally like to use it for yoga, meditation or whenever I need to take a moment for myself. Works great on hands and feet!
Cocoa Bean Vanilla Wafer Body Butter
You may be tempted to eat this body butter because it. smells. so. good. Unlike other body butters I've tried, this one soaks in fast and doesn't leave an oily residue on my skin. Smelling like a vanilla cookie is also a huge plus!
Madison Soap Company Bar Soaps
MSC is a local, woman-owned, woman-run business. Using sustainably sourced ingredients such as Rainforest Alliance-certified palm oil, MSC sincerely cares about what is put into each of their unique skin-loving bars of soap. Clean yourself up while saving the rain forests!
Cedar Road Bacon
I'm not a bacon person. However, this bacon is delicious—not too fatty, perfectly flavorful. Perfect for a BLT. All of Cedar Road's meats have surpassed my expectations and I urge you to take some home!
Renard's Cheese Original Cheese Curd
These curds are squeaky fresh, and if you are from Wisconsin you know what I mean. We get these local curds in weekly on Wednesday. These come from Door County, and I have been eating them since I was a kid traveling to visit family in Baileys Harbor. Now I don't have to travel so far— they come to us.
Pasqual’s Original Southwest Tortilla Chips
So dang good! With dip, without dip. So much flavor!!!
Willy Street Co-op Bone Broth
We now carry beef, turkey, chicken, and pork broth. Made in-house, this is such a fresh clean broth. Why make it at home when our Meat department makes it for you? All meat bones, except the chicken, are locally sourced. But since we make it all in-house, we consider them all locally prepared. Selection varies by store.
Atoms to Apples Crimson Crisp apples
Extremely crisp. Very good, rich flavor. Sweet/sharp and spicy. It has such a complex, rich flavor and is very, very crisp. Beats honeycrisp hands down. Locally grown.
Renard's Cheese Creamy Salsa Spread
Creamy Salsa Spread? More like Dreamy Salsa Spread! This is an awesome spread for burgers, with a taco salad, or eaten with a spoon while no one is watching. Plus it won't break the bank! Available at East and North.
Willy Street Co-op Vegetable Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce
I love fresh spring rolls. Our Co-op spring rolls are made with the same quality, organic vegetables you'll find in our Produce section, then stuffed with soft rice noodles for a chewy compliment to the crunch of the fresh veggies. And then we have the sauce. This stuff is so good, I'd eat it on almost anything. Sweet, savory, and slightly spicy, this stuff is seriously delicious. They make a great appetizer to a grab-and-go lunch at the Co-op! I'm actually eating these as I type this.
I love upgrading a meal by serving it on a bed of these highly nutritious greens. They're full of potent antioxidants, not too bitter, and so delicious. I prefer them fresh, but they're great cooked, too. Amazing with homemade BBQ sauce!
These anti-inflammatory suckers add a delicate onion flavor and make food look so pretty. Thinly slice and sprinkle over whatever dish you're cooking, and you'll look like a fancy pants chef.
Carandale Farms Aronia Berries
Carandale specializes in unusual fruit, but this one's becoming more commonly known for its amazing antioxidant content—and it grows wild in much of our region. Most of us won't enjoy aronia just as it is; it's highly astringent, pretty mouth-puckering. That astringency vanishes, though, when you toss them in a smoothie, hot cereal or cookie batter. I like to juice them and sip healthfully throughout the winter months.