Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Grillin' & Chillin': Grilling Class

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, May 24, 2012 @ 02:13 PM

Vernon Memorial Hospital and the Viroqua Food Co-op are teaming up to put on a grilling class! Grillin' and Chillin' features Vernon Memorial Healthcare Dietitians Lynn Edwards, RD, CD and Katie Miller, RD, CD and Viroqua Food Co-op Chef Sean Kelley. All three have come up with this enjoyable and fun class to make your summer grilling adventures healthy and delicious! 

The class will cover:
-Grilling basics
-Food Safety
-Grilling Demonstration
-Samples from the grill
-Recipe ideas

Location: Vernon Memorial Hospital Community Rooms 507 S. Main St., Viroqua, WI
Date: Wednesday, June 13th from 6-7:30pm
Cost: $10 (VMH employees may use their Wellness benefits)
Registration: Register by June 6th at (on the tab that says "All Events" change it to "Hospital Community Rooms" and the event will come onto the screen)
For more info call: (608) 637-4251

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Tags: Announcements, Events, Recipes, DIY, Classes

Viroqua Food Co-op Wine and Cheese Tasting

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 04:29 PM

Ever wonder what a bottle of wine from our wine isle tastes like? Worried about picking one out you don’t like? If you said yes (or if you just LOVE wine and cheese), join us for our May Wine and Cheese Tasting on Saturday, May 26th from 11am to 2pm. Sample a variety of wines and other delicious items found in our store. The tasting is held at the VFC and is free and open to those 21 years and older. 

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Tags: Cheese, Announcements, Beer/Wine

Viroqua Food Co-op Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Team

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 07:45 PM

This year, Habitat for Humanity – La Crosse is teaming up with area women to build a home for Bryan and Angela Mathison and their two daughters on Willow Street in Viroqua. Viroqua Food Co-op is joining in on this great community project by assembling a team of 10 women staff members to help fundraise and on the build site. The team includes: Laura Burnham, Sally Colacino, Jenny Hammje, Kaitlyn Karasek, Carrie Kniedler, Jan Rasikas, Jackie Rebman, Shelly Timmons, Arwyn Wildingway and Carol Willis.

Currently, the team is hard at work raising $1000 and getting ready for their June 2nd volunteer day at the Mathison’s home on Willow Street. If you would like to donate to the team, look for the VFC Habitat for Humanity Women’s build donation box located at the entrance of the Co-op next time you’re in the store. Every little bit you give helps make decent and affordable housing available to all in our community.

To learn more about the Viroqua Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build project, visit:

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Tags: Announcements

VFC Myth Busters

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, May 09, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

You may have seen this large “mythbusters” sign in the front of the store. It reads, “Myth #1 - It’s too expensive to shop at Viroqua Food Co-op.”

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Tags: Local, Organic, All Store

Owner Speak: Gift Cards

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, May 07, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

VFC Owner, Bob Hill

As most people who frequent the Viroqua Food Co-op, I engage in conversation with staff on a multitude of subjects. On one of these occasions I learned that when purchasing a cup of coffee with a credit or debit card, nearly all of the margin is taken to pay the fee associated with the privilege of using a card. As most people would, I wondered what could be done to avoid the fee or lessen the impact. I could carry cash, write a check, or be subject to a minimum purchase amount for using a card.

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Tags: All Store, Owner Speak

VFC Partners with 
McIntosh Memorial Library

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, May 02, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

Recently, the VFC teamed up with the McIntosh Memorial Library’s Adult Programming Committee to put on educational events about food and sustainable agriculture. During the month of May, we have two events planned:

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Tags: Events