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A Guide to Winter Squash

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

Winter squash are harvested late summer through fall, then cured or “hardened off” in open air to toughen their exterior. This process ensures the squash will keep for months without refrigeration. When selecting any variety of winter squash, the stem is the best indication of ripeness. Stems should be tan, dry and on some varieties, look fibrous, frayed or corky. Fresh green stems or those leaking sap signal that the squash was harvested before it was completely ripe. Ripe squash has a vivid, saturated color and a matte, rather than glossy, finish.

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Tags: Winter Squash, Cooking Guide

JOIN US: So Many Free Samples & Cheese Sales!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 @ 07:26 PM

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Tags: Cheese, P6, Local Events, free events, Sales, Free Samples

New Wisconsin Cheeses, Free Samples, & Ways to Save!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 04:56 AM

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Tags: Fresh and Local!, Sales, Free Samples

We're coming in HOT with these Super Bowl Recipes & Sales!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 02:22 AM

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Tags: Recipes, Fresh and Local!, Sales, Free Samples

FREE SAMPLES FRIDAY & SATURDAY + Vitamin D Options

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 04:56 AM

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Tags: Cheese, Fresh and Local!, Sales, Free Samples

FREE MOVIE TONIGHT+Vitamin C Options for Whole Food Health

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 04:05 PM

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Tags: Classes, Driftless Folk School, citrus, Winter Movie Series, free events, Sales

Cleanse 2016 Out By Incorporating Good, Healthy Food in 2017!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 05:43 AM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Free Movie & Popcorn at The Ark!   

"You don't have to be a scientist to know how to eat!" Michael Pollan has a feature documentary film called In Defense of Food (CLICK HERE for trailer) and we are so excited to bring it to Viroqua! We'll supply the organic popcorn and fixin's, you just join us:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 6:30pm at THE ARK (401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua)
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

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Tags: citrus, Winter Movie Series, Sales

I sing these products electric... Join me in song for NYE/New Years Day Celebrations!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 @ 07:42 PM

It's the time of the sea-ea-son for ci-trus (& loving citrus, of course)!

You may not have known it, but in case you haven't tried any oranges yet this season – Hohansen's are the ones you've been waiting for and they're finally in!

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Tags: Cheese, Events, citrus, Sales

Top 5 Reminders to Gift Giving During the Holidays!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 05:55 AM

Reminder #1: It's the thought that counts

Think about what your loved ones enjoy/utilize the most!

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Tags: P6, Events, Sales, Gifts

Chestnut Samples Today, Free Event Next Friday, & MORE!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Sat, Dec 03, 2016 @ 04:56 AM

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Tags: holiday open house, free events, raffle, owner discount days