We here at Quince and Apple have been co-opers for a long time. When we met, I (Clare) lived at Nottingham Co-op, a 21 person student consortium down by the UW campus, and Matt became a member soon after. His first job out of college was as produce buyer at the Mifflin St. Co-op, and then both Matt and I, inspired by our passion for local food, ended up on the Board of Directors there. Willy St. Co-op, where we’re members, is another venerable Madison institution and now one point in a four-block triangle that includes our house and the Q&A kitchen. We often run to Willy St. during production if we’re short on supplies like lemons, and we can even get local apples there now, in February! We started selling our preserves there this fall, and we are excited to be featured in this month’s Producer Profile in the Willy St. Reader.
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