Viroqua Food Co-op Blog

Turkey Preparation Guidelines, Cooking Tips & Extra Suggestions

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 05:28 PM

VFC TURKEY TALK

Adapted from: www.outpost.coop/graze/issues/19#/20

Check out
TIPS FROM CARLOS on our recipe blog for even more great tips
and his spin on a super easy Fennel Spice Rub Turkey Recipe!

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Tags: Recipes, DIY, Turkey

Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits - A Book Review

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Whether you take sips or swigs, or are simply looking for homemade beverage recipes you can make and even gift through the holiday season, I’ve found another drink cookbook to guide you in creating your own infused spirits.

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Tags: Recipes, DIY, cookbook, Book Review

Back-to-school Health Tips, DIY head lice treatment

Posted by VFC Wellness Team on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Here comes Autumn and all the fun activities with it. At this time of year, we may find our immune systems taxed due to the change in seasons and schedules. At the Viroqua Food Co-op, we would like to help you manage this season with as much ease as possible.

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Tags: DIY

Make DIY Gifts This Holiday Season

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Fri, Dec 05, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Customizing a body scrub is a Do-It-Yourself Gift that is both thoughtful and authentic.

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Tags: DIY

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

Preserving Your Local Harvest

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:47 AM

Want to eat the most healthful food—like local, organic fruits and vegetables—year round? Stocking up on produce you’ve grown yourself or purchased from a neighboring farmer—perhaps via a farmer’s market, your local co-op, or a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program—makes it possible. Rather than purchase corn that’s been shipped across the country mid-winter, you can open the freezer and grab a bag of organic kernels that you froze yourself (easily, by the way!) at peak harvest time. As a bonus, putting up your own food can cut not only your food’s travel miles, but your own, too, by saving trips to the grocery store. It can help you maximize your food dollars, support local agriculture, and nurture a healthful relationship with the food you eat and serve to your family.

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Tags: DIY, Canning

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 http://www.eventkeeper.com/clients/vmh/ek_vmh.cfm?curOrg=VMH (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

Making Your Own Herb Infused Oils +Soothing Personal Lip Balm Recipe!

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Sun, Apr 01, 2012 @ 03:59 PM

Mary Kehoe,


Herbs & Spices Buyer

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Tags: Organic, Recipes, DIY, Raw, Wellness/Body Care