Pro Tip: All bramble berries freeze well! Place berries in quart or gallon bags and stick in the freezer. Use frozen berries in any smoothie or summer-time drink. Frozen bramble berries also make fantastic jam any time of the year.Read More
Viroqua Food Co+op Blog
Hooray! Summer is here. A customer and staff favorite each July are The Berry Bucket blueberries. These outstandingly delicious berries are grown by the Olson family just west of Readstown, Wisconsin. The story of this unique farm begins over 16 years ago.Read More
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Check out these staff-picked ingredients that bump your
Summer Smoothies (click here for recipes), popsicles, morning coffee, even your basic cooking & baking recipes to the next level!
Dairy-free Milk Alternatives: While we aren't ones to deter you from enjoying the ridiculously high-quality dairy selection here, we want you to know that these dairy-alternative milks are also available for you! Be sure to ask VFC Staff which ones they prefer. A lot of us have our favorites, depending on how we use them.Read More
Viroqua Food Co+op welcomes Peter Rowe, the new Customer Service Manager and Deborah Ecklund-Staum, the Assistant Customer Service Manager! As the store expands, so do their roles in guiding the Customer Service Team.Read More
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One of the outcomes of construction while “open for business” is that we don’t get the big reveal at the end. Where all the choices made with the pressures of mission and budget come together to represent our best efforts and is unveiled all at once. Instead, although thrilling, we’re experiencing nonstop change day-by-day. The plan is taking shape! For those of us with blueprints in hand, it’s a little easier to understand how it all fits together, but for many shoppers – it’s a puzzle.Read More
Rushing Waters Fisheries, Wisconsin’s largest trout farm, lies nestled on 80 acres of pristine forest and valleys at the edge of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Palmyra, Wisconsin. The story of Rushing Waters begins in the 1940s when the property was originally a fox farm, raising trout as supplemental fox feed. A few years later the farm changed its focus to bringing its fresh fish to Navy Pier in Chicago.Read More
Lighten up with legumes, as they lend protein to satisfying, low-fat main dish recipes! Read more below to learn more about legumes and don't forget to check out our recipe blog to see our recipes for Lemony Lentil Spinach Soup, Crockpot Red Beans and Rice, or Split Pea Soup with Spinach!Read More
Sometimes people seek professions, and sometimes professions call to an individual. Cheesemaking found Brenda Jensen.Read More
Pictured: We combined the three items above to create an open face sandwich, then added pickled garlic scapes and sliced avocado on a bed of mixed greens... Now THAT’S healthy fast food!
Tags: Driftless Treats
Chelsea started cooking professionally at the age of 16 and has moved through the workings of the kitchen as her career developed over the last 20+ years. She has cooked in many cities and states, learning different styles of cuisine, working in a variety of settings including fine dining, small cafes, bakeries, grocery store delis, farmers markets, catering and as a cooking class instructor.Read More