Market Musings Blog

Local Profile: Organic Valley

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Organic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative whose central mission is “to support rural communities by protecting the health of the family farm – working toward both economic and environmental sustainability.” Founded 27 years ago just across the Mississippi River in Wisconsin’s Coulee Region at a time when small farmers were given the message to get big or get out, seven farmers came together on a mission to change the way people thought about food. Today, their co-op has grown to include over 1,800 family farms that produce some of the highest-quality local dairy products available.

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Pre-order Your Thanksgiving Turkey and Sides

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Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders are available Monday, October 31st through Friday, November 18th.

Choose from a wide selection of locally raised, free-range, all-natural turkeys. Pre-order forms are available at customer service and in our meat department.

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The Unofficial Start of Summer

Fire up those coals! Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and your co-op has everything you need (at great prices) to have a grill fest in your back yard.
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Last minute game plan for the Big Game

I’ve spent the last weeks oblivious to football season and have had no plans to watch the Super Bowl. But, now that it’s here, it feels like a good excuse to have some friends over Read more …

Garlic Grilled Cheese

Total comfort for cold days calls for grilled cheese and a hot cup of soup. Pick up one of our Market Made soups to enjoy with your sandwich. Read more …

Snacks and Appetizers to Ring in the New Year

Running short on time in preparation for New Year’s Eve? Pick up a few of our favorite Market Made items in the deli to help you make quick and easy snacks and appetizers for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Read more …

Cheese Plate 101

A cheese plate is a natural choice when entertaining… but which ones to choose? Here, our cheese experts share their recommendations on building the perfect cheese plate. Read more …

Favorite Foodie Gifts

Not sure what to get your favorite foodie? Finding the right foodie gifts comes down to good taste and presentation. These pairings will not only please any serious foodie, but they will suit anyone on your list who appreciates small luxuries! Read more …

Gluten free goes local

We know that food sensitivities and food allergies are a part of many people’s lives, so we are always on the lookout for high quality products that will meet these people’s needs. Read more …

Hey, there’s a game on!

If truth be told, there are only two Super Bowls from over the years that I really remember. Read more …