Fresh and Local! Blog

Shnazzy Cabbage Dishes, Local Greens (STILL) & P6 Seed Packs!

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

 
Green Cabbage

Green Cabbage from Slattery Family Farm

For a few more days we have great local balls of brassica. Store them yourself for weeks more; in the fridge, the cool basement or in the kraut jar!

The wonderful magazing Bon Appétit has done it again & found funky ways to make cabbage, a seemingly un-shnazzy vegetable, into spunky & really quite-easy dishes that you might not have thought of yet! Click here to find Bon Appétit's recipe/photo blog on 10 Recipes to Make Anyone Love Cabbage!

CLOSING EARLY THIS SUNDAY!!!

 VFC Store Hours for 3/1/15:
7AM-4PM

We apologize for
any inconvenience
this may cause &
thank you for your understanding.

Salad Greens

Salad Mix from Jacob Stolzfus

Not just several colors of lettuces, but also chard, mizuna, tatsoi, and a few other flavor greens. Super tender & delicate… a treat for your winter-weary soul!

 FREE MOVIE
(& popcorn!)
THIS THURSDAY
:

Thursday 2/26,
6:30-8:30pm.
CLICK HERE
for more details.

Fedco Seeds

Big "B" Fedco Seed Packets from P6 Co-op in Maine

Despite the boring white packaging, these seed packets might just be the sharpest tool in your gardening shed this year... These "B" sized (big) packs carry varieties that other companies don’t, like cutting celery (a parsley that tastes like celery). Also from this brand are "A" smaller size packs that are part of our Basics program, so therefore are only $1.99/pack!

Our seed rack has the beginning-season choices… warm season selections will arrive later.

Click here for VFC's "Fresh Deals &
Owner Deals" Flyer!

Owner Deals!

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: local produce, Cabbage, Fedco Co-op Seeds, Viroqua Events

Red Beets to Make Chocolate Cake & Healing Power of Potatoes & Onions!

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

 
Chocolate Beet Cake

Red Beets from Driftless Organics

Wellness Wednesday THIS WEEK includes BEETS – & the red ones are still coming locally from Driftless Organics! Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia & Europe. They have many health properties, including being super antioxidents due to their bright colored flavonoids – so they help fight off cancer & detoxify your inner environment. They help lower blood pressure & give extra stamina, as well. There are many ways to eat them: raw in salads, juiced, roasted in the oven, or even chopped up and put into some yummy borscht soup. One better, click here to get our Chocolate Beet Cake recipe!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Wellness Wednesday
2/18 – 10% OFF
Wellness Department!

PLUS 10% OFF
Bulk & Green Top Beets...
since wellness & healthy eating go hand-in-hand!

Potato Bags

Potato Bags from Driftless Organics

A winter standby that gives energy & comfort. Our bodies know what to do with this traditional food… The potato's fiber, potassium, vitamin C & vitamin B-6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, supports heart health. Then there's the iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium & zinc in potatoes, which contribute to the building & maintaining of bone structure & strength.

 

 

FREE COFFEE
& Conversation
with your
VFC Board:

THIS Saturday 2/21
9am-11am

Onions

Onion bags from Ridgeland Harvest, Small Family Farm & Sam Byler

Live food supports lively health. A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits: 

  • Phytochemicals in them improve how well vitamin C works in the body, thus gifting improved immunity.
  • They contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
  • For centuries, they have been used to reduce inflammation & heal infections.
  • Enjoy sliced onions with your food? If yes, rejoice! Raw onion encourages production of good cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
  • Powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play significant role in preventing cancer.
  • Bit by a bee? Apply onion juice on the area for immediate relief from pain & burning.
  • Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing risk of developing gastric ulcers.
  • Those bright green tops of green onions are rich in vitamin A, so do use them often!

Driftless Folk School Class:
Homeopathy:

THIS Saturday 2/21
1-4pm

FREE Documentary Screening:
To The Moon:

Next Thursday 2/26
6:30-8:30pm


Driftless Folk School Class:
Alternative
Bee Keeping Methods:

Saturday, March 14
1:00-4:30pm

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Board of Directors, Events, Potatoes, Red Beets

Fair Trade Flowers, Seeds & Potting Soils!

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 12:47 PM

 

 
Fair Trade Flowers

Fair Trade Flowers from One World Flowers

Tell your loved one(s) you care about them …as well as the health of humanity. These beauties are grown & picked by people who are paid a fair wage. Singles roses & 6 rose bouquets are now available!

Did you know? Over 90% of gifted flowers in the US are given to women. In addition to fair wages, Fair Trade certification requires the farms provide employee benefits including 12 weeks paid marternity leave & childcare. In response to the required guidelines, some Fair Trade Certified flower farms have given many supervisory positions to women, which represents an enormous shift. Thanks to your purchase of Fair Trade Certified flowers, women worldwide have the opportunity to equal access of employment.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wellness Wednesday
Wednesday 2/18 – 10% off all Supplements, Homeopathic & Herbal Formulas from the
Wellness Department!
ALSO 10% OFF:
Bulk & Green Top Beets...
since wellness & healthy eating go hand-in-hand!

 

Meet your
VFC Board of Directors:
Saturday 2/21
9am-11am

Seed Racks

Seed Racks are up & spinning!

The first round of fresh seed packages have made their way to our retail floor, which include Seed Savers Exchange & High Mowing Organic seeds.

Their pretty pictures please both our eyes & our spirits… Spring is coming! Fedco seeds will arrive shortly & varieties get added & changed all season, so keep your eyes open! If you’re looking for something specific, please ask – our friendly staff is happy to help!

OWNER DEALS:

Family Size
Rising Moon Ravioli
16oz; Organic
$6.29/ea
Reg. $7.69

Owner Deals!

Rainbow Garden Soil

Potting Soil from Cowsmo & Rainbow Gardens

Fresh soil & nutritious mixes to feed your plant friends. Time for repotting & the beginning of plant starting season.

Count on the VFC for your seed & soil needs.

OWNER DISCOUNT DAYS:

February 12-14 10% OFF
Bath & Body Products in Wellness Department

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Fair Trade, Wellness/Body Care, Owner Deals, Seed Savers, Fedco Co-op Seeds, Potting Soil

Local Wheatgrass, Local Carrots & Local Radishes!!!

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

 

Local Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass from Arwyn Wildingway

Wheatgrass, although technically a grain, is growing here in Viroqua in January! We sell it as "pet grass" because cats & dogs need greens for their digestion, but since this variety is organically grown – don’t be afraid to chew on some yourself! It’ll give you a nice shot of fresh sweet chlorophyll which is well known for its health giving properties. For instance, wheatgrass has 2x the amount of Vitamin A as carrots & is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium & potassium in a balanced ratio. Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids, & more. In addition to flooding the body with therapeutic dosages of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes & phytonutrients, wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier, especially of the liver & blood. It helps neutralize toxins & environmental pollutants in the body. If you find you’d like to incorporate it into your regular routine, we can special order a full flat for you! Click here to read about the TOP 50 Reasons to drink wheatgrass daily!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

DFS Class:
Cooking w/Organ Meats
Saturday 2/7
1pm-4:30pm


Wellness Wednesday
Wednesday 2/18
10% off
all Supplements, Homeopathic
& Herbal Formulas from
the Wellness Department!

ALSO 10% OFF:
Bulk & Green Top Beets...
since wellness & healthy eating go hand-in-hand!



DFS Class:
Gluten Free Baking
Saturday 2/21
9am-12:30pm

Winter Carrots

Carrots from Ridgeland Harvest & Driftless Organics

Local carrots in February – are we lucky, or what?! Nourishing our bodies & our local economy at the same time. An excellent source of vitamin A, providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot. Click here to read why you should stay far away from buying "baby carrots!" Also, for something kinda' different to to warm you up on a winter day, try this recipe for Carrot Salsa:

Combine grated carrots, lemon juice, salt, scallions, & some hot peppers or pepper sauce of your choice. Follow your intuition & taste preference as there is no wrong way to make this! Yummy to add with Mexican, Indian or Asian food!

 

 

Click here for
OWNER DEALS
Gluten Free Flour
3# Bags 
$13.99/ea
Reg. $17.99

Owner Deals!

Local Green Top Radishes

Green Top Radishes from Jacob Stolzfus

Why would you want a “g.t.” (green top) radish? Because the green top is edible! Add them with the radishes to your salads or use them as greens in your sautées & soups! It’s like getting double your money's worth! PLUS – they’re still local... Wow – go greenhouses! Add exotic sunny flavors to any gray day!

  

OWNER DISCOUNT DAYS:
February 12-14, 2015
 
Bath & Body Products in Wellness Department
10% DISCOUNT

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Events, Carrots, Green-top Radishes, Wheatgrass

Local Wheatgrass, Local Carrots & Local Radishes!

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

 

Local Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass from Arwyn Wildingway

Wheatgrass, although technically a grain, is growing here in Viroqua in January! We sell it as "pet grass" because cats & dogs need greens for their digestion, but since this variety is organically grown – don’t be afraid to chew on some yourself! It’ll give you a nice shot of fresh sweet chlorophyll which is well known for its health giving properties. For instance, wheatgrass has 2x the amount of Vitamin A as carrots & is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium & potassium in a balanced ratio. Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids, & more. In addition to flooding the body with therapeutic dosages of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes & phytonutrients, wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier, especially of the liver & blood. It helps neutralize toxins & environmental pollutants in the body. If you find you’d like to incorporate it into your regular routine, we can special order a full flat for you! Click here to read about the TOP 50 Reasons to drink wheatgrass daily!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

DFS Class:
Cooking w/Organ Meats
Saturday 2/7
1pm-4:30pm


Wellness Wednesday
Wednesday 2/18
10% off
all Supplements, Homeopathic
& Herbal Formulas from
the Wellness Department!

ALSO 10% OFF:
Bulk & Green Top Beets...
since wellness & healthy eating go hand-in-hand!



DFS Class:
Gluten Free Baking
Saturday 2/21
9am-12:30pm

Winter Carrots

Carrots from Ridgeland Harvest & Driftless Organics

Local carrots in February – are we lucky, or what?! Nourishing our bodies & our local economy at the same time. An excellent source of vitamin A, providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot. Click here to read why you should stay far away from buying "baby carrots!" Also, for something kinda' different to to warm you up on a winter day, try this recipe for Carrot Salsa:

Combine grated carrots, lemon juice, salt, scallions, & some hot peppers or pepper sauce of your choice. Follow your intuition & taste preference as there is no wrong way to make this! Yummy to add with Mexican, Indian or Asian food!

 

 

Click here for
OWNER DEALS
Gluten Free Flour
3# Bags 
$13.99/ea
Reg. $17.99

Owner Deals!

Local Green Top Radishes

Green Top Radishes from Jacob Stolzfus

Why would you want a “g.t.” (green top) radish? Because the green top is edible! Add them with the radishes to your salads or use them as greens in your sautées & soups! It’s like getting double your money's worth! PLUS – they’re still local... Wow – go greenhouses! Add exotic sunny flavors to any gray day!

  

OWNER DISCOUNT DAYS:
February 12-14, 2015
 
Bath & Body Products in Wellness Department
10% DISCOUNT

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

 

 

Local Salad Greens

Salad Greens from Jacob Stoltzfus

Yes, tender green leaves spring from the earth in this Amish heated greenhouse. So tender & gentle, tasty & nourishing. Spinach, arugula & a mixed green salad are all available in the Produce Department each weekend… As the sunlight grows, so do the greens, & the harvest, & the length of time we’ll have them on the shelf before they run out!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

DFS Class:
Baking Sourdough Bread
Saturday 1/31, 1pm-4:30pm

DFS FREE Class:
Youth Traveling
Cooperative Institute
Saturday 1/31, 1pm-8pm

Fresh Turmeric

Turmeric (straight from the grower) in Hawaii

This deep, rich, orange relative of the ginger plant loves warmth & moisture & nourishes our bodies’ natural ecosystem. Turmeric has many anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating various health problems like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis & ulcerative colitis. It also helps people with cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, & high cholesterol. Read more about brewing a cup of turmeric tea here: www.turmericforhealth.com

Click here for
OWNER DEALS
Radicchio 
$2.99/ea
Reg. $3.69

Owner Deals!

Candied Citrus Peels

Citrus Peel Preserves with Blood Oranges

BLOOD ORANGES are in season right now. These beauties give deep color & rich flavor to your fruit salald, green salad, juices, cocktails, & snacktime! You love the juicy insides, & with these recipes you can use the rind, too!
CLICK HERE for "Confessions of a BRIGHT-EYED BAKER" DIY Candied Orange Peels! CLICK HERE for the "CHOW" recipe for Spiced Preserved Lemons! They add exotic sunny flavors to any gray day!

 

 

OWNER DISCOUNT DAYS:
February 12-14, 2015
 
Bath & Body Products in Wellness Department
10% DISCOUNT

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Driftless Folk School, Turmeric, Salad Greens, Citrus Peels

Hen of the Woods, Local Arugula & More-Protein-Than-Milk Ettinger Avocados!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

Maitake Mushrooms

Maitake Mushrooms from California

These are certified organic, offer many health benefits & have an alias of "Hen of the Woods." Maitakes are often used to boost the immune system &, in turn, fight off cancer & certain infections, are rich in minerals (potassium, calcium & magnesium) along with various vitamins (B2, D2 & Niacin), fibers & amino acids. Also touted as a natural remedy for diabetes, high blood pressure, & high cholesterol. In addition, maitakes are sometimes marketed for their supposed benefits as a weight-loss aid! Try some in your turkey stuffing, mixed into a risotto or even slivered and added to your next salad!

*****
REMINDER

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve:
7am-5pm

Christmas Day:
CLOSED

New Years Eve:
7am-9pm

New Years Day:
10am-7pm

Arugula

Arugula from Jacob Stolzfus

More local greens! Low in calories, high in antioxidents, fiber, vitamins, minerals & flavor! Adds a bit of a zip to your salads, stirfries, sautees, pizzas & sandwiches. Back in the Produce Bulk Bins!

 

Happy Holidays
from our
Co-op Family
to You & Yours!

Ettinger Avocados

Ettinger Avocados from
California

These large (size of entire hand!) organically grown beauties are still green when they are ready to eat. With just a slight softness around the neck – just like your standard Hass, eat these avo's when they are more firm than the standard Hass. Creamy & rich, these burst with nutrients – vitamins, A, B-complex, C, E, H, K, & folic acid, plus the minerals magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, potassium & many other trace elements. Avocados provide all of the essential amino acids (those that must be provided by our diet), with 18 amino acids in all, plus 7 fatty acids, including Omega 3 & 6. Taboot, avocados contain more protein than cow’s milk, about 2% per edible portion! Try this variety while they are perfectly ripe & available!

Click here for
OWNER DEALS
HOLIDAY CARD SETS
from 
Artists to Watch 
$1.00 OFF
Per Pack

Owner Deals!

Open Daily: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Fresh & Local! Biodiverse Carrots, Flemish Beauty Pears & Infinitely Restoring Horseradish Root!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Dec 03, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Purple Carrots

Purple & Scarlet Carrots from Ridgeland Harvest

Ridgeland Harvest not only grows delicious orange carrots but purple & scarlet carrots, too. Available in 3# bags, they add festive color to your veggie trays & hot dishes for the holidays. Try them – they taste just like the orange ones & have all the great nutritional value, if not a bit more, they’re just a different color. Ridgeland Harvest is adding diversity back into our menus, despite the orange version dominating the industry standard. Not only does this help manage pests through biodiversity within an ecosystem but it keeps a diverse selection of heritage seed varieties accessible to those seeds that would otherwise vanish!
 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE


3pm - 7pm" target="_blank">Friday, December 12
3pm - 7pm

LIVE MUSIC:
Bob Hill & Susan Frank
The Sutherland Family 
FREE SAMPLES:
Bakery Items & Pies
Cheese
Chocolate
Herbal Body Products
Veggies
Wine Samples Too!

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Flemish Beauty Pears from Partner Farms in Michigan

Flemish Beauty inventory is winding down and is at its peak flavor – especially for pear sauces, pear butters, salads & just plain ol’ fresh eatin’! Regionally grown, pretty soon we will be ordering from California, Oregon and Washington. If you haven't tried them yet, they're a roundish pear with thick, clear, yellowy/tan skin blushed with red when ripe. The creamy-colored flesh becomes meltingly tender when ripe. Only available from mid-September to January, come get some today!

Click here to view OWNER DISCOUNTS
December 4-6

THIS THURSDAY thru
SATURDAY!

Owner-only Sale:
10% OFF
Bulk Dept.

(Sale items
not included)

Horseradish Root 02

Horseradish Root from
Harmony Valley Farm

'Tis the season for our bodies to get a dose of horseradish root. Try grating a little into your kim chi, on your pork roast or beef, or in your spring rolls & wraps for extra kick. Not only will your cold and flu disappear but it will boost your immune system this winter. Horseradish has expectorant, antibacterial, strong antibiotic, coronary vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-anemic & diuretic properties... It's used as a natural treatment against respiratory and rheumatic disorders, helps in mild diabetes, circulatory problems, water retention, digestion & tooth aches. It stimulates the body's immune system & appetite too. This amazing root, with its endless beneficial properties, can be found right here at the Co-op. Try making some homemade horseradish today! 

Click here for
OWNER DEALS

HOLIDAY CARD SETS

from 
Artists to Watch 
$1.00 OFF
Per Pack

Owner Deals!

Open Daily: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Ridgeland Harvest, Horseradish, Owner Deals, Pears

Don't Blow Up The Oven, Perfumey Quince & Sweet Window Sills & Swags

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Chestnuts from Iowa

Chestnuts from Iowa

Fresh nuts to roast or be eaten raw! Chestnuts contain high levels of essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid, which is beneficial to cardiovascular health & proper neurological development. Click here for more info on how nutritious these brown guys are! Do remember to pierce the skin before cooking so they don’t blow up in your oven/fire!

CLOSED THURSDAY!

We are open daily
7am-9pm except for this Thursday in order to allow our staff a chance to observe this Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thank you for understanding! 

Quince

Quince from California

Related to apples & pears – but NOT to be eaten raw… too hard & sour! But since they are full of pectin, they make excellent thickeners. The very strong perfume means they can be added in small quantities to apple pies, jams and cranberry sauce. Adding a diced quince to apple sauce will enhance the taste of, and even add a lovely pink color to, an apple sauce with the chunks of relatively firm, tart quince. We only get these a for a few weeks so be sure to try this old world food in your pies, crisps & sauces!

OWNER DISCOUNTS
NEXT WEEK!
December 4-6

Thursday
thru Saturday

Owner-only Sale:
10% OFF
Bulk Dept.
(does not include Bulk Coffee nor Bulk Herbs & Spices) 

Holiday Branches Twigs and Swags from Shining Hills

Holiday Branches from
Shining Hill Farm & Gardens

I’m sure you’ve noticed winter has arrived. One good thing about it is outdoor décor will decorate our entryway! We have local pines, cedars, spruces, colored willows & other twigs. So take some home to decorate your outdoor flower pots & boxes…. Make yourself a swag, decorate your mantle, window sills, or anything else you want to smell good and give you some healing green imagery. We have beautiful wreaths, too, which are made by Ryan Evans, Owner & Operator at Shining Hill Farm & Gardens!

Click here for
OWNER DEALS
:

VFC To-Go Mugs
$11.99 / ea

Non-owner Price:
$14.99
Owner Deals!

Open Daily: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Wreaths & Decorative Branches, Chestnuts, Quince

Local Ginger, A Rainbow of Squash & Potatoes Gonna Potate...

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 01:57 PM

Fresh Ginger

Fresh Ginger from Harmony Valley Farm

It’s so fresh you won’t know if you want to eat it or plant it! This locally grown tuber can be eaten without peeling, but use a spoon to scrape the skin off if you must. We recommend to add some slices to your hot tea, in stir fries – but especially add a hint to this season’s Pumpkin Pies. Plus, make tea with the stems! Support a P6 Farmer, feed your internal fire & aid your digestion – all at the same time!

Turkey Roasted 01There's Still Time To Get Your Organic Turkey!

Ask Cashiers for 
custom sizes!

Winter Squash

Winter Squash from Various Local Farms

We now have a rainbow of 12 varieties, which includes: green & striped Acorns, 2 kinds of Butternuts, Spaghetti Squash, Red Kuri, Blue Hubbard, Pie Pumpkins, oblong Delicatas – & 2 lesser known ones called Kindred & Seminole. Each one gives you soluble fiber, lots of vitamin A as well as significant amounts of C, B6, B2, manganese & copper. Squash make delicious soups, casseroles, roasted sides, waffles & flatbreads. Plus the seeds are edible and nutritious! Click here for a quick visual guide to winter squash!

OWNER DISCOUNTS
THIS WEEKEND!
11/22 - 11/24
Sunday-Tuesday

Owner-only Sale:
10% OFF
All Beer, Wine & Spirits...

Be sure to pick up your holiday libations during your next VFC shopping trip! 

Red & Yellow Local Potatoes

Red & Yellow Potatoes from Driftless Organics

Everyone’s favorite winter comfort food… Put in creamy soups, serve au gratin-style, bake ‘em, deep or shallow fry ‘em, serve ‘em mashed with meats, as potato pancakes, or in breads. They fit in breakfast, lunch or dinner menus – whichever way you want to serve ‘em!

Haters gonna hate

Open Daily: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Turkey, Ginger, Potatoes, Winter Squash, Owner Deals

Parsnip+Cheese Soup, Inglorious Apples & VERY Local Black Garlic!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Local Parsnips

Parsnips from Harmony Valley Farm & Driftless Organics

Freshly dug, sweet & rooty, these umbelliferae family members are related to carrots, parsley, celery & dill. Keeps you grounded with vitamin C and several B vitamins and many anti-oxidants. Several research studies have found that these compounds have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal & anti-cancer functions as well as offer protection from colon cancer & acute lymphoblastic leukemia. So roast them, sauté them or toss them into a soup. Click here for a super delicious & EASY Potato Cheese soup recipe!

Turkey Roasted 01RESERVE AN ORGANIC TURKEY!

Sign up for a
fresh, limited supply
of organic turkey
($20 deposit required) before they are gone.
Available for pick-up starting 11/21 for $4.39/lb. 

Kitchen Apples

Kitchen Apples from Countryside Orchard & Two Brothers Orchard

Our best deal in apples... & called "kitchen" apples because they are a mixed variety & may have a blemish or two that in no way affect the taste! Use them for crisps, pies, turnovers, sauce, you name it! We aren't the only ones loving our kitchen apples: take a look at what Europe was able to do with "the uglier side of fruits & vegetables" by clicking here! It'll make you seek the odd-shaped produce in no time!

Or simply wait for the
free-range,
antibiotic-free,
Ferndale Market Turkeys. Available first come, first serve in the meat case starting 11/18 for
$1.99/lb
(no deposit/sign up necessary).

Black Garlic

Black Garlic from Wisconsin Fermentation Co.

Black garlic is regular garlic that has been fermented for a month with specified heat & humidity. This process increases the amount of antioxidants, while making it milder & much sweeter. Eat it as a spread, add it to a spread, or pasta, or ice cream, or seafood, or meat- the list goes on! Click here to see what recipes our VERY LOCAL P6 Producers at Wisconsin Fermentation Co. are preparing with this fine, garlic delicacy!

Click here for
OWNER DEALS

Owner Sale This Week:
Lüsa Lip Balms
$2.69/ea
Non-owner Price:
$3.49/ea

Owner Deals!

Open Daily: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 

Tags: Black Garlic, P6 Producers, Parsnips, Apples

Produce

VFC is committed to carrying at least 90% organic fresh produce, of the finest and freshest quality possible. Priorities in the selection of produce shall be as follows:

1. Local Certified Organic (seasonal)
2. Good quality Certified Organic from closest possible source
3. Local Non-certified Organic (seasonal)
4. “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM)
5. Local (non-organic)
6. Conventional on temporary basis and only when organic or quality organic is not available

Local Farmers

For more info about various seasonal produce, visit the following links:

Kiwifruit
Satsuma Mandarins!­
Winter Radishes
Fresh Cranberries!
Brussel Sprouts
Celeriac (celery root)
Local Sweet Potatoes
Spring Bulbs
Fresh Horseradish
Pears Heavenly Pears
Winter Squash
­Local Apples
Heirloom Fruits & Veggies
Cucumbers!