Food Co-Ops

While co-ops are not always the cheapest source of food, and they certainly have their “sandals and candles” atmosphere, they can be a great year-round source of locally produced and bulk food items. This is the co-op that I belong to in Milwaukee. With three locations around town, they provide a great selection of dairy, meat and fresh produce which I can recommend. Large wall of bulk dry goods such as beans, grains and pastas. Sizable canned and processed food selection. How-to classes for the community and regular discounts for members (which I am) on purchases.

Lifetime membership is $200, which can be paid in installments at $25 per year. Membership payments and discounts seem to be the standard for most co-ops.


The Rest of Wisconsin:

Basic Cooperative

1221 Woodman Rd

Janesville, WI 53545

Phone: 608-745-3925

Chequamegon Food Co-op

215 Chapple Avenue

Ashland, WI 54806

Phone:  715-682-8251

Commonhealth Foods Co-op Outlet

1019 Tower Avenue

Superior, WI 54880

Phone:  715-392-9862

Fifth Season Co-op

100 North Main Street

Westby, WI 54667


Iron River Grocery Co-op

307 North Main St

Iron River, WI 54847

Phone: 715-372-4264

Island City Food Co-op

1490 Second Ave

Cumberland, WI 54829

Phone:  715-822-8233

Just Local Food Co-op

1117 South Farwell

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701

Phone: 715-552-3366

Kickapoo Exchange Food Co-op

209 Main St

Gays Mills, WI 54631

Phone:  608-735-4544 

Magic Mill Natural Foods Market

2862 University Ave

Madison, WI 53705

Phone:  608-238-2630

Main Street Market Whole Foods Co-op

1 South Main St

Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: 715-234-7045

Menomonie Market Food Co-op

521 2nd Street East

Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone:  715-235-6533

Natural Alternatives Food Co-op

241 Main St

Luck, WI 54837

Phone: 715-472-8084

Nature’s Bakery Co-op

1019 Williams St

Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-257-3649

Nature’s Pantry Food Co-op

258 South Knowles St

New Richmond, WI 54017

Phone: 715-246-6105

Neighborhood Natural Foods Co-op

320 Main St PO Box 35

Iron River, WI 54847

Phone:  715-372-4022

Outpost: North

100 E. Capitol Dr.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

Phone:  414-961-2597

Outpost: Wauwatosa

7000 W. State St

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Phone: 414-778-2012

Outpost: South

2826 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone (414) 755-3202

People’s Food Co-op

315-S 5th Avenue

La Cross, WI 54601

Phone: 608-784-5798

Pine River Food Co-op

134 W Court St

Richland Center, WI 53581

Phone:  608-647-7299

Riverwest Co-op Grocery & Cafe

733 N. Clark St

Milwaukee, WI 53212

Phone: 414-264-7933

Slow Pokes Local Food (health food store)

1229 12th avenue

Grafton, WI 53024

Phone: 262-375-5522

Stevens Point Area Food Co-op

633 Second St.

Stevens Point, WI 54481

Phone: 715-341-1555


Trillium Natural Foods Community Co-op

517 Springdale Street

Mount Horeb, WI 53572

Phone: 608-437-5288

Viola Food Co-op

110 Commerical St / PO Box 243

Viola, WI 54664

Phone: 608-627-1476

Viroqua Food Cooperative

609 N Main Street

Viroqua, WI 54665

Phone:  608-637-7511

Whole Earth Grocery

126 South Main St

River Falls, WI 54022

Phone: 715-425-7971

Willy Street Co-op

1221 Williamson St

Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-251-3121

Yahara River Grocery Cooperative

229 East Main St

Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone:  608-877-0947