Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

VFC Expansion Update and Public Hearing

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

We’ve been a little quiet about our expansion plans lately, but we’ve been busy behind the scenes! We’re working hard on site assessments, preliminary planning and real estate. I’m excited to announce the

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Book Review: Homemade for Sale

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 09:42 AM

I’ll admit it. A few years back, my wife and I had the idea of quitting our day jobs, going all in and starting a local food business. We wanted to start selling our jams, preserves, pickles and pesto to others. For a short time, we started looking into what it would take to start said food business. We immediately became daunted by the hoops and hurdles of laws and regulations and, most of all, the cost of starting our dream food business. After being overwhelmed by the process, and not finding any easily accessible info on the topic, we put the idea out of our mind, thinking it was out of reach.

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Co-op Basics: Top Quality Foods at Low Prices!

Posted by Jonah Curley on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

The Viroqua Food Co-op is excited to announce a new line of Co-op Basics products available at low prices every day. Look for the “Co-op Basics” purple signs and Field Day-branded products throughout the grocery aisles at rock bottom prices.

The Viroqua Food Co-op is a member of the National Co-op Grocers, along with 148 other food co-ops across the country operating 202 different locations. By joining together with other co-ops, we are stronger together because this enables us to purchase predominantly certified organic Field Day products as one large group in order to lower costs and in turn, pass that savings on to you.

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Tags: co-op basics

2016 Winter Film Series - The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 05:00 PM

The winter is a great time to watch documentaries about food and sustainable agriculture! The Viroqua Food Co-op is excited to host our annual Winter Documentary Film series. The screenings are FREE for all and are hosted at The Ark (address below) on the third Thursday of the Month  through March 2016. We hope you can join us! Read more about the next film we are screening below.

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Tags: Winter Film Series

Farmer Direct Co-op: Producer Co-op to Food Co-op relationship

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 12:31 PM

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Tags: small producer, P6, cooperatively-owned business, Cooperative, Co-op/NPO producer