Q. What 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.  
  • Cookies: Maple Almond
  • Granolas: Maple Walnut, Apple Cinnamon, Fruesli, Trail Mix
  • Breads: Whole Wheat, Caraway Rye & Pita
  • Vegetarian Burgers: Brazilliant, Tofu Walnut, Amazing Grain
  • Vegan Spinach Teese Calzone
  • Irish Soda Bread (limited availability) Fruited and Savory
Q. What products are friendly to people with gluten- or wheat-allergies?
A. While Nature's does not specialize in wheat- or gluten-free dietary products, we do have a few offerings:
  • Wheat-free granola, all varieties
  • All of our home-made vegetarian burgers: Tofu-Walnut, Brazilliant (Brazil Nuts, Almonds, lots of veggies), and Amazing Grain (low fat & sodium comparatively).  
  • Wheat-Free Flat Bread 
Notice: Customers looking for these products should bear in mind that all of our items are prepared on the same equipment and in the same facility as our wheat breads and 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.
Q. Where does Nature's Bakery get its ingredients?
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 Gilberts 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 distributor 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.  
Q. What sweeteners does Nature's Bakery use?
A. We use pure honey, barley malt, organic maple syrup, and blackstrap molasses in our bread and granola. These sweeteners are all-natural and retain all of their natural nutritional benefits.
The same sweeteners are in our cookies, with the addition of turbinado sugar. Turbinado sugar is less refined than white or brown sugar, and processed without bleach or "boneblack" (a byproduct of commercial animal agriculture).
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 limited selection of products that are fruit-sweetened or unsweetened, including breads and granola.

Q. When is your return bread available?

A.  We stock our return breads on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 1pm to 5:30.  These breads have come back from the stores and are between 3-4 days old.  As such, we sell all of our varieties of bread that have come back for $2.00.  At the end of the day on Tuesday and Thursday the leftovers are bagged up and donated.  Please stop by during these times to claim your return bread.  It is kept one stair landing above our storefront.  

Q. What stores carry your products?

A. We sell at the following locations -

Madison Area: East Side
Nature's Bakery Cooperative
1019 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Willy Street Co-op East
1221 Williamson Street
Madison, WI
(Bread, granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers, calzones, and  wheat-free flat bread)
Eastside Farmer's Market
Tuesday from 4-6pm, May-December
Central Park
(All products, & our Irish Soda Breads!)
Woodman's East
3817 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI
(Bread, granola, burgers, calzones & wheatfree flat bread)
Jenifer Street Market
2038 Jenifer Street
Madison, WI
(Bread, granola, burgers, wheat-free flat bread & calzones) 
Hy-vee East
3801 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, & burgers)
Madison Area: UW Campus
Capitol Centre Market
111 N. Broom Street
Madison, WI
(1# bags, burgers and calzones)
Fresh Madison Market
703 University Avenue
Madison, WI
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, & burgers)
Madison Area: West Side
Woodman's West
725 S. Gammon Road
Madison, WI
(Bread, granola, burgers, wheat-free flat bread & calzones)

Willy Street Co-op West
6825 University Avenue  
Middleton, WI 53562
(Bread, granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers, calzones,and wheat-free flat bread)
Metcalfe's Hilldale
Metcalfe's Market
7455 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI
(Bread, granola, burgers & calzones)

Metcalfe's West Towne Mall
726 N. Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI
Whole Foods Madison
3313 University Avenue
Madison, WI
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, bread, burgers, and calzones)
Regent Market Co-op
2136 Regent Street
Madison, WI
(Bread, granola, and burgers)
Knoche's Food Center
5372 Old Middleton Road
Madison, WI
(Granola in 1# bags)
Hy-vee Westgate
675 S Whitney Way
Madison, WI
(Granola 1# bags, Burgers and Calzones)
Hy-vee Fitchburg
2920 Fitchrona Rd
Fitchburg, WI
(Granola 1# bags, Burgers and Calzones)
Madison Area: North Side:
Willy Street Co-op North
2817 N Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI

(Bread, granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers, calzones,
and wheat-free flat bread)
Milwaukee Area
Beans & Barley Market & Cafe
1901 East North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
(Granola 1# bags and burgers)
Outpost Natural Foods
  • 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
(Granola bulk, burgers, and Calzones)
    Riverwest Co-op & Cafe
    733 E. Clarke Street
    Milwaukee, WI
    (Pita Bread, granola 1# bags, granola bulk, and tail mix)

    Whole Foods Milwaukee
    2305 North Prospect Avenue  
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (Granola 1 # bags)
    Metcalfes Wauwatosa
     6700 W. State Street
    Wauwatosa, WI 53213
    Greater Wisconsin Regional
                        Basics Cooperative
                        1711 Lodge Drive
                        Janesville, WI
    Bushel & Peck's
    328 State Street
    Beloit, WI
    Driftless Market
    95 W. Main Street
    Platteville, WI
    Good Harvest
    2205 Silvernail Road
    Pewaukee, WI
    Health Hut Brookfield
    19035 W. Bluemound Road
    Health Hut Hales Corners
    5610 S. 108th Street
    Health Hut Mukwonago
    325 Bay View Road
    Health Hut West Allis
    2225 S. 108th Street
    Just Local Food
    1117 South Farwell
    Eau Claire, WI

    Paoli Grocery & Cafe
    6895 Paoli Rd
    Paoli, WI
    Pine River Food Co-op
    196 W Court St.
    Richland Center, WI
              Stevens Point Area Coop
              633 2nd Street
              Stevens Point, WI
                        Viroqua Food Cooperative
                        609 North Main Street
                        Viroqua, WI
                        (Bulk Granola)
    Lake Mills Market
    375 W Tyranena Park Rd
    Lake Mills, WI
    (Granola 1 # bags, Burgers)
    Whole Foods Wauatosa
    11100 W. Burleigh Street
    Wauwatosa, WI
    (Granola 1 # bags)
    Woodman's Sun Prairie
    1099 South Grand Ave.
    Sun Prairie, WI, 53590
    (608) 825-1511
    (Granola, burgers & calzones)
    Woonman'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
    Yahara River Grocery Cooperative
    229 East Main St
    Stoughton, WI
    (Granola 1 # bags, bread, burgers)
    Illinois Regional
    Austin Parker Naturals
    509 S. Main Street
    Princeton, IL
    Naturally Organic
    112 W. Main Street
    Rockton, IL

    Minnesota Regional: Twin Cities

    Seward Co-op
    2823 East Franklin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN
    Wedge Co-op
    2105 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN
    Eastside Food Co-op
    2551 Central Ave NE
    Minneapolis, MN
    People's Food Co-op
    519 1st Ave SW - Street Level 
    Rochester, MN