Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

100-Mile Meal: Pop-up Restaurant Class and Dinner

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

On Saturday, August 10th, the Viroqua Food Co-op is teaming up with the Driftless Folk SchoolRooted Spoon Culinary, and local farmers to put on a collaborative cooking class and dinner featuring food grown within 100 miles of Viroqua. If you’ve ever been interested in learning what it takes to open a from-scratch local foods restaurant, check out the 100 Mile Meal: “Pop-up” Restaurant Class. If you are interested in attending a gourmet local foods dinner with family or friends, check out the 100 Mile Meal: The Dinner. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Driftless Folk School. Learn more about the class and dinner below.

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Tags: Local, Events, Food, DIY, Locavores!, eating out of the garden, Rooted Spoon, farm to table, Driftless Folk School

Celebrate Co-Cycle and Cooperatives with Music and Food

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 07:06 AM

On Wednesday, July 24th, Co-cycle, a youth-led, bike-powered tour linking cooperatives across the United States, is once again visiting Viroqua! Come out to the VFC and celebrate their arrival that day from 4:30-8pm in the store parking lot. Meet the members of Co-Cycle and learn about a number of the wonderful cooperatives in and around Viroqua.

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Tags: Announcements, Events, co-cycle

Viroqua Food Co-op: A Great Place to Shop, A Great Place to Work

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 07:02 AM

The Viroqua Food Cooperative has a reputation for excelling in customer service, product knowledge, and genuine care for the community in which it serves. These standards are set by the Co-op, and executed by a very dedicated and vibrant group of employees.

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Tags: VFC owner survey, VFC Staff, Owner Speak

Viroqua Food Co-op Owners Speak

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jul 01, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

In March 2013, Viroqua Food Co-op conducted an online survey of Co-op owners. Thank you to all who filled out the survey, online and on paper. This information is invaluable to the VFC Managers, Staff, and Board of Directors. We found areas of opportunity to improve product selection and services, and other areas where we have already made improvements but haven’t effectively communicated them. We’ll be addressing these issues throughout this article, as well as in future issues of the Pea Soup.

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Tags: VFC owner survey