Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Greeting Cards from Local Artists at Viroqua Food Co-op

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 08:18 AM

In the spirit of our new P6 program and also because I am proud of them, I would love to highlight a number of our local greeting card artists whose work can be found here at the Viroqua Food Cooperative.  

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Tags: Mercantile, Greeting Cards, Local Artists

Food as Medicine

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 11:37 AM

Supplements are a great way to maintain health, especially if we have become depleted in particular nutrients, which can happen for a multitude of reasons. With some education, forethought and planning it is possible to boost our health and immunity through foods. Personally, I prefer eating to supplement swallowing. The following is a brief listing of some qualities in foods that you may find helpful for maintaining your health. By all means do some research and continue your education on health and nutrition.

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Tags: Food as Medicine, Herbs, Ginger, Turmeric, Kale, Elderberry, Garlic, onions

Bike the Barns West - Sunday, June 30th 2013

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Mon, May 13, 2013 @ 04:44 PM

Do you enjoy riding your bicycle in the rolling hills of the Driftless? Do you love local food? Are you interested in learning more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and the local farms that supply produce to the Viroqua Food Co-op? If you answered yes to all those questions, do we have the event for you! 

Bike the Barns West is a recreational bicycle tour featuring FairShare CSA Coalition farms and local food in the Driftless region on Sunday, June 30. This unique bike tour takes riders to CSA farms around the region to raise awareness of and participation in local CSA farms. Bike the Barns West riders travel a 52 mile scenic route that starts and ends in Readstown, Wisconsin and visits Keewaydin Farm and Small Family Farm, both of which are CSA farms that supply delicious organic produce to the Viroqua Food Co-op. The ride is fueled by gourmet food grown by local farmers and prepared by Rooted Spoon Culinary, including snacks, lunch, and post-ride refreshments.

Funds raised through rider pledges support FairShare CSA Coalition’s Partner Shares Program, a community initiative to improve access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables, and support local farmers. Bike the Barns West is a fantastic way to roll through the countryside, visit local farms, eat delicious local food, and support a great cause.

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Tags: Local, Announcements, Events, Food, Farm, Organic, Rooted Spoon, Bike, Tour, Bike the Barns, CSA

Community Rights Workshop with Paul Cienfuegos Tuesday, May 14th

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 01:58 PM

Do you ever wonder why it seems that we have no control over decisions that affect our quality of life in Vernon County? Come to a special 3 hour workshop with nationally recognized workshop leader and lecturer Paul Cienfuegos, and find out how Vernon County can take back local control through Community Rights Ordinances. 150 communities in eight states have passed or are in the process of passing Community Rights Ordinances that ban harmful but legal corporate activities such as factory farms/CAFOs, water withdrawal for bottling, fracking, mining, planting GMOs, and more. These communities are both conservative and liberal, rural and urban, small and large. Join us for this inspiring and timely talk about how other communities have stood up and stripped corporations of their so-called constitutional "rights", while ensuring the right of people to govern themselves locally.

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Tags: Announcements, Events, Classes, Community Rights Ordinances, Paul Cienfuegos