b/w photo by Sue Hulsether


to the Kickapoo Valley since 1975.

No customer entry at the store until further notice- see updates below for ordering by phone and email.

Current Store Hours TUE, THUR, SAT 11am- 4pm

FRI 11am- 6pm See reopening news and new hours below......

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Our Main St building, designed & built by members in the late 80's, and our new rental location on higher ground at the Mercantile Center

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Kickapoo Exchange Welcomes Customers In-Store May 2021

For almost fifty years the Kickapoo Exchange Natural Food Co-op in Gays Mills has made customers a priority and offering solely curbside service since the onset of Covid was one more way for them to do this. While this will remain an option, on May 15th the store will be re-opening its doors to the community, allowing them to shop inside for the first time in over a year.

“KEX has always been about community and cooperation, and our response to Covid was a manifestation of that. We’ve missed having our customers in the store, though, and are looking forward to welcoming them in safely,” said store co-manager Tracy Lacina.

In order to do that, volunteers and staff will be adhering to a rigorous cleaning protocol. In addition to limiting the number of people in the store at one time, both customers and staff will be required to wear masks. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for shoppers at the door.

Beginning on May 15th, hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 to 5. Customers can stop by the store at 120 Sunset Ridge Ave. and will still have the option of calling orders into (608) 735-4544, or emailing

Co-manager Denise Benoit says it best, "Because I myself derive so much simple pleasure from food shopping, I'm eager to see you back in the store, using all your senses while selecting your broccoli, the smell of the oats and sound of the scoop while filling your favorite old quart jar or your Mom's old Tupperware your lists now and then, and going "off list" when you see how fresh those new cucumbers look, and that new delivery of yogurt just getting stocked. But most of all, your smiling eyes as we say our Hellos and Bye-for-Nows."

Working on your shopping list and wondering what foods to request for

Curbside Pick-up?

Click Here for our WHOLE STORE PRODUCT LIST to see what's usually available in our store!

Watch for our ads and updates in our local paper, the Crawford Independent.

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If the walls could speak.......

120 Sunset Ridge Ave. Suite 107

Gays Mills, WI 54331




11am- 4pm


11am- 6pm


Offering a full range of organic and natural food, fresh, frozen, dairy case, produce, local, bulk, household and wellness products, beer & wine, gifts, souvenirs.

We're now located in the higher, drier part of town in the Mercantile center on Hwy 131. While you're here, be sure to relax or fish in two scenic parks along the Kickapoo, walk the Stumpdodger Trail, check-out the Farmer's Market and other Main Street businesses.... check out the Calendar page---there's always something to do around here!

OPEN: TUE THUR SAT 11am- 4pm FRI 11am- 6pm

120 Sunset Ridge Ave. in the Mercantile Center Gays Mills, WI 54631

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