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Viroqua Food Co+op Blog
by Linda Gallardo, Produce Manager
Recently, every time I step out behind my house and look into the stream, I see a blanket of green gold (Watercress) carpeting the crisp clear spring-fed water. It heartily grows there throughout the year, only dying back for a short time during the high heat of the summer and bouncing back with full vigor again in the late summer/fall.
Assistant Produce Manager
Spring circles around again, and as we have for thousands of years, we plant seeds of hope for our future. The seed is the beginning of the cycle and also the end. These days, as we vote with our dollars, we can choose to continue supporting the return to a clean planet by buying seed that was grown organically.
APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
The Viroqua Food Co-op and its partners, the People’s Food Co-op and Bluff Country Co-op, are pleased to announce the 5th annual request for proposals for the Coulee Region Cooperative Community Fund Grant. This grant fund was established in 2003 by the People’s Food Co-op with a mission to provide supplemental or project-specific funding to local non-profit organizations which have missions consistent with the goals of our co-ops. Priority is given to grant requests for educational projects, development projects and events which have a focus on, but are not necessarily limited to, food and food systems, nutrition, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, cooperative education and social change.
The event will feature:
- Small Family CSA, Jillian Jacquinot, La Farge, WI
- Ridgeland Harvest, Cate and Mat Eddy, Viroqua, WI
- Driftless Organics, Noah Engel, Soldiers Grove, WI
We hope to see you there!
About Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between the CSA member and the farmer. Farm members buy a CSA share each spring. In return they receive a weekly box of produce directly from the the farm that is delivered to a dropsite near their home. Produce is delivered during the height of the growing season for 15-22 weeks. With each box of produce, members receive a newsletter of farm news, recipes and cooking tips. CSA represent a great way for citizens to support local agriculture, support sustainable family farms, know their farmer, and increase their consumption of nutritious locally produced fruits and vegetables.