Viroqua Food Co-op Blog

Book Review: The BIG BOOK of KOMBUCHA

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Jul 08, 2016 @ 03:00 PM


Do you remember the transiton of being a kid who couldn’t read to one who did? Now, think of how it felt when you picked up a Webster’s Dictionary – it’s like the whole world was contained in those pages. Sure, the sheer weight of it was enough to give any kid spelling bee anxieties.

Despite being a truly awesome amalgamating lexicon, it has always been the good ol' trusty book that one turns to for clarification, interpretation and black-and-white definition of illuminating clarity and knowledge. It may very well be my dorky, undying admiration for the dictionary, but I want to tell you The BIG BOOK of KOMBUCHA is the equivalent for kombucha brewers, and OH-So-Much More!

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Tips for shopping the Viroqua Food Co-op

Posted by Jackie Rebman on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 06:00 AM

With summer now in full swing, we here at the Co-op are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. This is the perfect opportunity to share a few of my tips for shopping the Co-op.

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P6 Profile: DEEP ROOTED brings the taste of summer

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Many would argue that the first true taste of summer is that of a sun-ripened local tomato. Lucky for us, that first taste of summer comes sooner at the VFC thanks to Deep Rooted, our local supplier of certified organic tomatoes. Outside of Westby, Wisconsin, this is our main local tomato producer, which is why we want to share their story with you.

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Tags: local produce, P6 Producers, Local, P6

#P6 Profile: The Flower Basket

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

The Flower Basket is a true staple of Viroqua. They are a full service floral shop and greenhouse located at 520 East Terhune Street in Viroqua. The business started at it’s current location in the 1940’s with the name Hillcrest Garden Center.

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Tags: P6 Producers, Local, P6

Summer Skin Care - Don't feel the Burn!

Posted by VFC Wellness Team on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 @ 06:30 AM

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Momentous Grant to Spur Driftless Area Conservation

Posted by Tamara Dean on Thu, Jun 09, 2016 @ 06:30 AM

The National Resource Conservation Service issued a supplemental $5.3 million for conservation practices in selected Driftless area sub-watersheds

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Ready, Set, GROW

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Mon, Jun 06, 2016 @ 09:05 AM

A BIG shout-out and thank you to the Viroqua City Council for approving the closure of 132 feet of Center Avenue directly behind the Co-op to allow for expansion. It’s no small thing to close a city street, and VFC is grateful for the time and thoughtful consideration that both the Planning Commission and City Council gave to this matter. Members of the Council expressed the desire to keep VFC as an anchor business in Viroqua’s downtown Main Street and we are happy to oblige!

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Tags: Expansion

EXPANSION UPDATE: March 30, 2016

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

On March 29, after considerable discussion, the City Council voted 6 to 3 in favor of closing 132 feet of Center Avenue directly behind the Co-op. Today, I’m informing our NCG Development Co-op (DC) team that we’ve taken a step toward what type of expansion – on site!

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Tags: Expansion

EXPANSION UPDATE: March 23, 2016

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Have you heard the good news? The Viroqua Plan Commission (by a vote of 4 to 1, with one abstentionmade a positive recommendation for the Center Ave closure to the City Council! One more step toward staying on our beloved site for the long haul. 

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Tags: Expansion

Viroqua Food Co-op Tailgate Party features local producers

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 @ 12:59 PM

Cheer on your local food producers Saturday March 26, 10am-2pm

With more daylight and warmer temperatures, spring is in the air! That also means that we’re gearing up for our 4th Annual Principle Six (P6) Tailgate Party–hooray! You are invited to the Tailgate Party on Saturday, March 26 from 10am-2pm. We have a wide variety of our favorite P6 Producers joining us in our parking lot, under a big heated tent, sharing samples of the foods they produce and information about their businesses.

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Tags: P6