September 17, 2018
It’s a classic American story. Ralph and Alice Stayer opened a butcher shop in Johnsonville in 1945 making their own sausage. The recipe was a family creation handed down from 19th century Austria. Within a few years, demand was high and Stayer’s sausage creation was becoming more popular in the region. By the 70s, trucks were delivering their sausage across Wisconsin. With a nod to the name of their town, Johnsonville Sausage was born. Today, this privately owned company still uses the old world sausage recipe, and it’s the number 1 brand in America. It can also be found in 40 other
September 10, 2018
Hummus is an amazingly simple spread that can be traced back to Egypt in the 13th century. Many cultures, particularly in the Mediterranean region, claim to be the birthplace of hummus, and each country has its own spin on it. Regardless of where it originated, it continues to be a popular dip and appetizer several hundred years later. One of our favorite brands of hummus is from Sabra. They get their chickpeas from family farmers, and they’re all non-GMO. That’s the fresh story we love to hear. When you’re shopping this week at Fresh Madison Market, we invite you to take hom
September 2, 2018
There are only 2 countries on the whole planet where you cannot find a Coke. One is Cuba and the other is North Korea. The iconic cursive logo of Coca-Cola is the handwriting of a bookkeeper named Frank Robinson. He worked for Coke’s inventor, pharmacist John S. Pemberton. Cocaine and alcohol? That’s right. Up until 1903, there were 9 milligrams of cocaine in each glass, and it also contained alcohol! The biggest Coke fans are in Mexico. The average Mexican has close to 745 Cokes each year, compared to 401 in the U.S.
September 2, 2018
It could be our most refreshing offer yet. When you’re shopping this week at Fresh Madison Market, you can take home two 1.25 liter bottles of Coke, or Coca-Cola products with a separate $10 purchase. The worldwide success of Coca-Cola is one of America’s great business stories. It was the days of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Doc Holliday. The Eiffel Tower was under construction, Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, and a pharmacist named John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola. Today, it’s the most widely distributed product in the entire world. Pour yourself a glass and read our