Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which Nature's Bakery products are vegan-friendly?
 
A. Below is a list of our vegan products.  Note that many of our products are excluded because they are made with honey.  Honey-consuming vegans will have many more options than those listed below.  
  • Granolas: Maple Walnut, Apple Cinnamon, Trail Mix
  • Veggie Burgers: Brazilliant, Tofu Walnut, Amazing Grain
  • Vegan Spinach Teese Calzone
Q. Which products are gluten-free?

 

A. While Nature's Bakery is unable to describe any of its products as "gluten-free" -- all of our items are prepared on the same equipment and in the same facility as our wheat foods - we do our best to keep different products apart, but we cannot guarantee that there are absolutely no traces of wheat or gluten in any particular product-- we do have several products that have no wheat, barley or rye of any kind:
  • Our Trail Mix, Cinnamon Apple and Peanut Butter granola.
  • All of our vegan burgers: Tofu-Walnut, Brazilliant and Amazing Grain.
 
Q. Where does Nature's Bakery source its ingredients from?
 
A.  Nature's Bakery Cooperative is committed to purchasing our ingredients from small local distributors.  This keeps our economic power circulating within our regional community, rather than siphoning it away to large corporations. We also use fresh, organically grown ingredients whenever possible. For example:
  • Flours & Grains: Natural Way Mills, a certified organic grower in East Grand Forks, MN
  • Honey: Mark Gilbert's Apiaries, in Darlington, WI
  • Barley Malt Syrup: Briess Malt in Chilton, WI
  • Maple Syrup: Kickapoo Gold, certified organic, from Westby, WI
  • Miscellaneous ingredients: Valley Baker's Cooperative Association, a cooperative in Neenah, WI, & UNFI, a national natural foods distributor based in Iowa City, IA
Q. Why does Nature's Bakery use organic whole grains?
 
A. We use organic whole grains because we are committed to providing our customers with the healthiest baked goods possible. Organic whole grains are major sources of essential amino acids, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. They also provide more fiber, B-vitamins, and other essential nutrients than "enriched" flours.
 
Organic whole grains are not only valuable for what they include, but even more for what they exclude. The grains we use contain none of the bleaches or chemical additives in processed grains. Our selection of grains is 100% organic; none contain harmful pesticides, herbicides or preservatives.
 
Many of our customers are directed by doctors to incorporate organic whole grains into their diets. Fiber has been shown to reduce the risk of some forms of cancer & heart disease.

We also use organic ingredients to support sustainable agriculture practices; conventional agriculture today is often heavy in pesticide and herbicide use, use of genetically modified crops, and fertilizer from antibiotic-treated livestock.  These practices are linked with a host of human and ecosystem health issues that organic agriculture can counter and remedy.  For more information, we suggest checking out the United Nation's worldwide assessment report on the value of sustainable agriculture, available here.
 
Q. Which sweeteners does Nature's Bakery use?
 
A. We use pure honey, barley malt, organic maple syrup, and blackstrap molasses in our granola. These sweeteners are all-natural and retain all of their natural nutritional benefits.
 
 
Because of our awareness of the variety of health problems associated with the over-consumption of sweeteners, we do not use refined white or brown sugars in any of our products. We also provide a selection of granola products that are fruit-sweetened.


Q. How long should I cook your burgers?

A.  We recommend cooking any of our frozen vegan burgers for 15-20 minutes at 350°F.  Alternately, to pan-fry, we suggest frying our burgers in a lightly oiled pan for 3-4 minutes per side on medium to medium high heat.  All of our burgers are pre-baked.

Q. Where can I find nutritional information for your products?

A.  On the product page for each: granola, vegan burgers, and calzones.

Q. Can I make a donation request?

A.  Yes.  Nature's Bakery regularly donates food products and gift certificates to charities and organizations that contact us.  To make a donation request, please send us an email with "ATTN: Donations" in the subject line.  Please be aware that we cannot honor every request but please feel free to ask.
 

 

Q. What stores carry your products?

A. We sell at the following locations in the regions listed below -- please click your area to see the stores near you that stock our products.

 

Madison Area: East Side
Nature's Bakery Cooperative
1019 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
608-257-3549
 
Willy Street Co-op East
1221 Williamson Street
Madison, WI
608-251-6776
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers and calzones)
 
Woodman's Food Market - East
3817 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI
608-244-6630
(Granola, burgers and calzones)
 
Hy-Vee East
3801 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI
608-244-4696
(Granola, burgers and calzones)
 
Madison Area: UW Campus
Capitol Centre Market
111 N. Broom Street
Madison, WI
608-255-2616
(Granola)
Fresh Madison Market
703 University Avenue
Madison, WI
608-287-0000
(Granola and burgers)
Madison Area: West Side
Woodman's Food Market - West
725 S. Gammon Road
Madison, WI
608-274-8944
(Granola, burgers and calzones)


Willy Street Co-op West
6825 University Avenue  
Middleton, WI 53562
www.willystreet.coop
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers and calzones)
Metcalfe's Hilldale
Metcalfe's Market - Hilldale Shopping Center
726 N. Midvale Blvd
Madison, WI
608-829-3500
(Granola and burgers)

Whole Foods Market Madison
3313 University Avenue
Madison, WI
608-233-9566
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags)
Regent Market Co-op
2136 Regent Street
Madison, WI
608-233-4329
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags)
Hy-Vee Westgate
675 S Whitney Way
Madison, WI
608-277-6735
(Granola 1# bags, Burgers and Calzones)
Hy-Vee Fitchburg
2920 Fitchrona Rd
Fitchburg, WI
608-273-5120
(Granola 1# bags, burgers and calzones)
Madison Area: North Side:
Willy Street Co-op North
2817 N Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI

www.willystreet.coop
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers and calzones
)
Milwaukee Area
Beans & Barley Market & Cafe
1901 East North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
414-278-7878
(Granola 1# bags and burgers)
Outpost Natural Foods
(All ONF stores carry our Granola in bulk and our veggie burgers)
    • ONF Capitol: 100 E. Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI;  414-961-2597
    • ONF Bayview: 2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI;  414-755-3202
    • ONF Wauwatosa: 7000 W. State St, Wauwatosa, WI;  414-778-2012
  • ONF Mequon: 7490 Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI; 262-242-0426
    Riverwest Co-op & Cafe
    733 E. Clarke Street
    Milwaukee, WI
    414-264-7933
    (Granola 1# bags, granola bulk, and trail mix)


    Whole Foods Milwaukee
    2305 North Prospect Avenue  
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    414-223-1500
    www.wholefoodsmarket/stores/milwaukee
    (Granola 1# bags)
    Metcalfe's Wauwatosa
     6700 W. State Street
    Wauwatosa, WI 53213
    (Burgers and calzones)
    Greater Wisconsin Regional
                        Basics Cooperative
                        1711 Lodge Drive
                        Janesville, WI
                        608-754-3925
                        http://www.basicshealth.com/
    (Granola)
    Bushel & Peck's
    328 State Street
    Beloit, WI
    608-363-3911
    (Granola)
    Driftless Market
    95 W. Main Street
    Platteville, WI
    608-348-2969
    Good Harvest
    2205 Silvernail Road
    Pewaukee, WI
    262-544-9380
    (Granola & veggie burgers)
    Health Hut Brookfield
    19035 W. Bluemound Road
    262-821-2122
    (Granola)
    Health Hut Hales Corners
    5610 S. 108th Street
    414-529-2989
    www.healthhut-wi.com
    (Granola)
    Health Hut Mukwonago
    325 Bay View Road
    262-378-3811
    www.healthhut-wi.com
    (Granola)
    Health Hut West Allis
    2225 S. 108th Street
    414-545-8844
    www.healthhut-wi.com
    (Granola)
    Just Local Food
    1117 South Farwell
    Eau Claire, WI
    715-552-3366
              Stevens Point Area Coop
              633 2nd Street
              Stevens Point, WI
              715-341-1555
              http://www.spacoop.com/
     
                        Viroqua Food Cooperative
                        609 North Main Street
                        Viroqua, WI
                        608-637-7511
                        http://viroquafood.coop/
                        (Bulk Granola)
    Lake Mills Market
    375 W Tyranena Park Rd
    Lake Mills, WI
    920-945-0526
    (Granola 1# bags)
    Whole Foods Wauwatosa
    11100 W. Burleigh Street
    Wauwatosa, WI
    414-808-3600
    (Granola 1# bags)
     
    Woodman's Sun Prairie
    1099 South Grand Ave.
    Sun Prairie, WI, 53590
    (608) 825-1511
    (Granola)
    Woodman's Kenosha
    7145 120th Ave
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    (262) 857-3801
    (Granola 1# bags)
    Woodman's Oak Creek
    8131 South Howell Avenue
    Oak Creek, WI US 53154
    (414) 376-4023
    Illinois Regional
    Austin Parker Naturals
    509 S. Main Street
    Princeton, IL
    815-875-1751

    Minnesota Regional: Twin Cities

    Seward Co-op
    2823 East Franklin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN
    612-338-2465
    (granola) 
    Wedge Co-op
    2105 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN
    612-871-3993
    (granola)
    Eastside Food Co-op
    2551 Central Ave NE
    Minneapolis, MN
    612-788-0590
    (granola)
    People's Food Co-op
    519 1st Ave SW - Street Level 
    Rochester, MN
    507-289-9061