Our Roots

About R.E. Golden Produce

Company founder Robert (Bob) Golden began working in the cooperative food industry when he arrived in Madison, Wisconsin. He was the first employee for ICC (Inter-Community Co-op, later known as North Farms Co-op) and also helped manage Mifflin Street Co-op. Since the inception of the company in October 1978, R.E. Golden Produce has been striving to bring Madison and the southern Wisconsin area the best goods that enhance the local food industry.

Starting in 1985 and continuing through today, we have been located on Gilson Street in the building once occupied by ICC. Our inventory has steadily increased over time and is now considerably larger. We have also strengthened our transportation capabilities from one truck to several, with delivery taking place six days a week.

Throughout the years, we at R.E. Golden Produce have been proud to be known as a family business that gives personal attention to each and every account, regardless of size.

Bob Golden on the dock, circa 1976