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Our Partners in Quality - Grocery & Bulk Foods

We don't mean to brag, but unlike corporate, cookie-cutter grocers, we taste just about every food we put on our shelves, paying special attention to small, family-owned companies from right here in Wisconsin and the midwest. Our staff has actually met and started friendships with the good people that bake the cookies, that can the jam and grow the tomatoes for the salsa in our aisles. Buying local food from the co-op means you're just one person away from the rockstars that make the food you love!
If you can't find what you're looking  for, our friendly staff is just an aisle away, ready to answer your questions of help solve the eternal question: "what's for dinner?"
Look for the local-regional signs in our aisles to find more local treasures just like these!

Anodyne Coffee

Miles to Market - 5

If you like supporting locally-owned businesses, it doesn’t get much more local than Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Owner Matt McClutchy lives on the same block in Bay View where he runs his café and coffee roasting company.

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Becky's Blissful Bakery

Miles to Market - 21

Rebecca Scarberry started making caramels as a hobby. It was something she did to sustain herself during her first two winters in Wisconsin. She’d always found herself making sweets to give as gifts to family and friends. Caramel by caramel she turned her hobby into a business. In 2007, she started Becky’s Blissful Bakery.

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Cocina DeLeon

Miles to Market - 14

Necessity got Linda Mulholland into the food business. While her husband was looking for a new job, she knew she needed to do something to help bring in some money for her family. As Linda lay in bed thinking about things she was good at and enjoyed doing, one thing kept popping into her head: enchiladas. 

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Connie's Pizza

Miles to Market - 99

Connie’s Pizza started as a small restaurant on the south side of Chicago. Fifty years later, Marc Stolfe and his brother, Michael, carry on the tradition that began with their father, James.

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Copper Kettle Farm

Miles to Market - 25

Three years ago, Greg and Cathy Kosmeder decided to turn a horse farm into a garlic farm. When they started Copper Kettle Farm, Greg and Cathy had to predict how much to grow and, as it turns out, they grew too much.

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Crapola Granola

Miles to Market - 507

Andrea and Brian Strom didn’t aspire to run a granola business, but they came up with a name, and it was too good to not do something with it.

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Doctor in the Kitchen

Miles to Market - 347

Dr. Alison Levitt, MD and Donn Kelly started their company, Doctor in the Kitchen, after bumping into each other at a Twin Cities dog park. 

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Donkey Chips

Miles to Market - 100

Six years ago, Lauren Tisljar and her family decided to start making tortilla chips. When it came time to name the company, they wanted something different, a name that would stand out on a shelf and intrigue customers. They decided Donkey Chips would do the trick.

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Drewry Farms Maple Syrup

Miles to Market - 49

It’s all dark browns and grays, the landscape now. Nature, in this small stand of trees an hour north of Milwaukee, seems fast asleep under the worn blanket of tired snow. Even on a crystalline-blue early March day, it’s whisper-quiet in the woods. In this forest, farmed by the Drewry family for more than 160 years, it’s the dawn of a new season producing maple syrup.

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Drumlin Farm Cooperative

Miles to Market - 95

The Drumlin Community Farm Producers’ Cooperative is a multi-cultural group of families and individuals growing organic produce on land just south of Madison. The members are residents of Madison who are committed to producing fresh, healthy, chemical-free food to feed our communities.

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Fizzeology

Miles to Market - 175

Faith Anacker is passionate about holistic health. Homesteading with her family in the Viroqua area, she’d always been interested in fermented foods.

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Gitto Family Farms

Miles to Market - 53
Gitto Family Farms

After 20 years, Greg Gitto decided he wanted to do something different. He and his wife, Carol, wanted to farm.

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GODA Oils and Vinegars

Miles to Market - 5
GODA Oils and Vinegars

American palates are accustomed to the taste of old olive oil. It’s partly because many people think that olive oil is a shelf stable product. Josh Saiia is here to tell you, it is not.

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Indulgence Chocolatiers

Miles to Market - 2

There’s no palette in Julie Waterman’s studio. There’s no easel. There’s plenty of cream and butter and a lot of chocolate. When you’re an artist working in an edible medium, it’s not hard to love what you do, especially if that medium is chocolate.

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Juiced!

Miles to Market - 2

Like a lot of small business owners, Jason Lannoch turned to his passion. Jason happens to be passionate about juice. Making his own fresh pressed juice got him thinking.

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Just Coffee Co-op

Miles to Market - 77

For most of us, a cup of coffee is nothing more than a pleasant and pretty much necessary start to our day. Coffee, shower, breakfast and out the door. But for the folks at Just Coffee in Madison, and the hundreds of coffee farmers they work with around the world, a cup of coffee is so much more. 

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Kallas Honey

Miles to Market - 10

Perry and Peter Kallas have spent their entire lives around bees. Well, to put it more precisely, the two brothers have spent their entire lives around honey.

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KP Toffee

Miles to Market - 30

If you stop to think about it, toffee’s pretty simple. Maybe basic is a better word. For the most part, it’s butter — lots of butter — and sugar. That’s it, really. Turning those raw ingredients into something you find hard to stop eating, well that’s another matter.

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Madam J's Sticky Fingers Jams

Miles to Market - 4
Madam J's Sticky Fingers Jams

Jeanine Becker grew up in a big family. One of the first jobs she got as a child was scrubbing pickles by the bushel. Food preservation was just something she grew up with

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Mamasita's Tamales

Miles to Market - 2

You could easily mistake what’s happening in the front room of Riverwest’s Café Centro for a family gathering. Half a dozen people sit around a table, talking. Each one has a task to do. One fills a cornhusk with masa dough. The next person spreads it out. Another adds some filling. Then the cornhusk is wrapped once, twice and a third time before being tied off and cooked for an hour in a steam bath ...

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Maple Valley Syrup

Miles to Market - 182

C’mon, admit it, you’ve always wanted to take a big swig from that bottle of REAL maple syrup. The stuff is THAT good. We’ve all been there. The folks at Maple Valley understand. 

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Nessalla Kombucha

Miles to Market - 76

Kombucha is definitely a conversation starter. If you’ve never tried the fizzy beverage, then you might not understand why. If you make it for a living, like Vanessa Tortolano and Alla Shapiro, owners of Nessalla Kombucha, then you quickly learn that people are fascinated by the stuff.

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Nikki's Cookies

Miles to Market - 3

After retiring from modeling, Nikki Taylor needed a job. She wanted to make and sell a better cookie, one with a list of ingredients people could understand and one that tasted homemade.

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Patterson's Apple Cider

Miles to Market - 16
Patterson's Apple Cider

Owned by Jay Patterson, this apple orchard and store is a true local, family business. It was founded in the late 1950s by Jay’s grandfather, Jean, and his dad, Dennis. Today, the store sits on the same parcel of land in New Berlin.

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Purple Door Ice Cream

Miles to Market - 5

Lauren Schultz figures, if you’re going to enjoy ice cream, you might as well go all the way. Lauren and her husband, Steve, make their super premium Purple Door Ice Cream right here in Milwaukee. 

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Reallygoods

Miles to Market - 30

 

Steve and Chris McDiarmid are confident that you’ll find their Reallygoods snack bars are the tastiest, good-for-you, raw fruit and nut “thing” you’ll ever crunch your teeth into.

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River Hills Harvest

Miles to Market - 0

If you’re a fan of elderberry products, you might be surprised to learn that most of the juice that goes into products sold in the United States comes from Europe. But a group of Midwest growers is trying to capture at least a portion of that by growing and producing elderberry products locally and regionally, including here in Wisconsin.

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Rustic Kitchen

Miles to Market - 81

When his health started deteriorating, PJ Ramstack changed his diet. He found that his health improved after he stopped eating gluten. Unfortunately, he didn’t have much luck finding gluten-free bread that had the taste and texture he was looking for.

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Singing Rooster

Miles to Market -

Molly and Christophe Nicaise, co-founders of Singing Rooster, had been long-time volunteers in Haiti. After several trips, they recognized a need to create long-term and self-sustaining solutions like economic development through agriculture.
 

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Spirit Creek Farm

Miles to Market - 375

It started with a book. After reading “Salt: A World History,” by Mark Kurlansky, the wheels started turning for Andrew Sauter Sargent. He knew he liked sauerkraut and kim chi and decided to make his own.

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Tapuat Kombucha

Miles to Market - 184

It’s been a few years since Mary Deviley first started drinking kombucha. It got to be expensive drinking it daily, so she decided to start brewing her own.

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The Chocolate Trader

Miles to Market - 7

For the past 25 years, food is the only life Scott Repinski has known. While he dabbles in a lot of things, his main passion has always been chocolate.

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The Noisy Kettle

Miles to Market - 22

Tim and Allison Poff love hummus. You might say it’s what brought them together. They ate hummus on their second date at a restaurant in Minneapolis. Allison claims this was one way she knew Tim was the guy for her.

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The Simple Soyman

Miles to Market - 4
The Simple Soyman

It all started with Sloppy Jo, well a meatless version. Barb and R Jay Gruenwald were dating and they both volunteered for Outpost back when the store hosted community meals. The Saucy Jo that Barb and R Jay made, out of tofu, was such a hit they decided to start a company, The Simple Soyman.

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The Vanilla Beanery

Miles to Market - 80

Julie Wiedmeyer’s company got its start innocently enough. Julie ran out of vanilla while baking and had to borrow some from a neighbor. The flavor of this vanilla was really something.

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Treat Bake Shop

Miles to Market - 5

Sarah Marx Feldner has been making spiced pecans for years and giving them away as Christmas gifts. She’d always dreamed of opening a bakery of her own. Since people seemed to really like the pecans, she figured she’d start making those.

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Wienke's Market

Miles to Market - 133

Don and Jane Wienke bought their 40-acre farm in 1966, back when it was still a cherry orchard. Both their mothers canned and preserved the fruits and vegetables, mainly strawberries, cherries and tomatoes. That’s where the idea for Wienke’s Market was born.

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*Our Miles to Market distances are calculated to our Administrative offices downtown, which are central to our three store locations.
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