October Events

  • In-store Demos and free samples every week: Fridays, 2-5pm & Saturdays 11am-2pm

  • Give Where You Live Ballot open for VFC Owners to vote for their favorite nonprofits for 2020; ballot open 10/1-10/31!

VFC Owner Discounts

  • Owner Discount Days 
    Tuesday-Thursday, October 8-10 
    All VFC Owners take 15% off Wine & Spirits (no beer)! 
    Owners can take advantage of this 3-day sale to stock up... As nights get longer, enjoy a nice wine or some bubbly. Or as evenings get chilly, savor some Wisconsin bourbon!

Give Where You Live – 1% Wednesday

  • Wednesday, October 9  1% of sales are donated on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
    You can round up all month at the registers to donate to VFC Cooperative Community Fund 
    (click for more info)

Wellness Wednesday

  • Wednesday, October 18  All customers take 10% off all supplements, homeopathic & herbal formulas from the Wellness department every 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Community Events/Classes

  • Fermented Veggies – VFC Class 
    RESCHEDULED TO Tuesday, October 1, 6-7:30pm 
    Incorporating more fermented foods into our diets can help with digestive ailments, improved immune function and more. Learn about the nutritional benefits of fermented vegetables as Laura demonstrates three very approachable techniques for fermenting vegetables: sauerkraut, kim chi and brined vegetables. Participants will try several fermented vegetables and will take home the recipes, along with a grocery list for making these foods at home.
    Located in Co-op Community Room with Dietitian & Instructor Laura Poe Mathes
    $20 VFC Owners/$25 Non-owners; register in advance at the Co-op
  • Herbal Kids: Winter FoundationsVFC Class
    Wednesday, October 16, 6-7:30pm 
    Explore tried & true strategies and herbal remedies for the holistic-winter health of your kids and yourself. This class focuses on nourishing kitchen recipes along with kid-friendly herbs, their energetics, safe and best applications, as well as suggested dosages. Participants enjoy an herbal and honey-based cough syrup demo and recipes to take home.
    Located in Co-op Community Room with Herbalist & Instructor Jess Krueger
    $20 VFC Owners/$25 Non-owners; register in advance at the Co-op
  • Intro to Wine – VFC Class
    Thursday, October 17, 6-7:30pm 
    Learn about and sample wines from around the world, along with appetizers from the VFC. Enjoy a fun night out with your neighbors... Also: new wines that were not served previously will be poured at this event, in case you were able to come to the last event! 

    Located in Co-op Community Room with Instructor Todd Wohlert
    $20 VFC Owners/$25 Non-owners; register in advance at the Co-op
  • Sourdough Bread Basics – VFC Class
    Tuesday, October 22, 6-7:30pm 
    There is nothing better than the smell and taste of fresh, homemade bread. Sourdough bread is naturally fermented, making it more nutritious and easier to digest than store-bought, yeasted bread. Learn the basics of creating and caring for a sourdough starter. Participants try naturally leavened whole grain bread, take home recipes and grocery list.
    Located in Co-op Community Room with Dietitian & Instructor Laura Poe Mathes
    $20 VFC Owners/$25 Non-owners; register in advance at the Co-op


    VFC Board of Directors Events

    • VOTE!  Viroqua Food Co+op Owners take part in the Board Election ending at:
      6:30pm on 10/9/2019

    • Annual Owners Meeting 
      Wednesday, October 9, 5:30-8pm – VFC Co-op Community Room & Deli Seating Area 
      The meeting includes a light meal, but you must RSVP in advance (CLICK HERE FOR LINK). There is no need to RSVP if you only plan to attend the business portion of the meeting.
      • 5:30-6:30pm: Light meal prepared by VFC deli (Please RSVP)
      • 6:30pm: Voting ballots close
      • 6:30-8pm: Business meeting Agenda: Keynote Speaker – Author Jon Steinman • Information about proposed bylaw changes • Board Report on Fiscal Year 2017-2018 • Co-op Community Fund report • Election results • Question & Answers