August Events

Local Farmer/Producer Demos:
Friday 8/2, 2-5pm: I
n-house Sampling with GoMacro Macro Bars

Friday 8/9, 2-5pm: In-house Sampling with Maple Valley Co-op Maple Syrup

Friday 8/16, 8/23: In-house Sampling with Nordic Creamery (16th: summer                         butter & goat butter; 23rd: Capriko, Muenster, and Blazing Billy)

Saturday 8/31, 11am-2pm: In-house Sampling with Nordic Creamery   
                                                             (summer butter and goat butter)


VFC Owner Discounts

  • Owner Discount Days 
    Tuesday-Thursday, August 6-8 
    All VFC Owners take 15% off All Grab-n-Go Deli Items! 
    Owners can take advantage of this 3-day sale to stock up... Right when the summer gets super busy, stop in to get a quick snack or healthy bite in our grab-n-go cases!

Give Where You Live – 1% Wednesday

  • Wednesday, August 14  1% of sales are donated on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
    You can round up all month at the registers to donate to Youth Initiative High School 
    (click for more info)

Wellness Wednesday

  • Wednesday, August 21  All customers take 10% off all supplements, homeopathic & herbal formulas from the Wellness department every 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Community Events/Classes

  • Wild Herbs – Driftless Folk School Classes
    Wild Food for Health & Nourishment – Saturday, August 3, 9am-4:30pm

    Learn to identify plants that promote health and build resiliency. Learn about the plants as well as ingest them. Participants leave with nourishing herbal vinegar & recipes to get started at home. Lunch includes plants from class!
    Harvesting & Making Herbal Medicine – Sunday, August 4, 9am-4:30pm
    Learn to work with local plants – their healing qualities, as well as explore ways to transform them to promote health and healing. Make both topical and internal preparations for consumption. Participants leave with with a home medicine kit!

    Located in La Farge, WI with Instructor Linda Conroy
    $10 discount for VFC Owners; register in advance online @

  • The Home Creamery: Cultured Milk, Feta & Mozzarella – Driftless Folk School Class 
    Saturday, August 10, 9am-4:30pm
    Discover how to create soft, spreadable cream cheese, mozzarella (traditionally stretched), feta, and paneer. Learn about fermented milk products like yogurt, kefir, and piima and how to transform them into delicious fresh cheese and cultured butter. Participants leave with simple instructions, recipes, a starter culture and samples! 
    Located in La Farge, WI with Instructor Linda Conroy
    $10 discount for VFC Owners; register in advance online @

  • Introduction to Dyeing Yarn – Driftless Folk School Classes
    Saturday, August 10, 9am-4:30pm 
    Learn about dyeing wool without the science and math (...most of the time)! We use heavy metal-free acid dyes, which use citric acid or white vinegar as the mordant, better for you and the environment. Learn about kettle dyeing and hand painting yarns. Also discussed: fleece management and cleaning a raw fleece during down time in the dyeing processes.
    Located in La Farge, WI with Instructor Kathryn Ashley Wright
    $10 discount for VFC Owners; register in advance online @
  • 3rd Thursday Grill Out on the VFC Patio  
    Thursday, August 15, 4-7pm 
    Hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, as well as vegetarian options, along with side salads, bottled beer & hard ciders, soft drinks and desserts available. 

  • Home Canning 101 – Driftless Folk School Class 
    Saturday, August 17, 9am-4:30pm
    Learn the art and science of preserving the harvest using a boiling-water canner. Participants make canned fruit jam, pickles and salsa in the full day class. Topics include: choosing recipes, necessary equipment, the process of canning and more. Participants leave with jars made in class. Come with an appetite to preserve the season's bounty.
    Located in Viroqua, WI with Instructor Bjorn Bergman
    $10 discount for VFC Owners; register in advance online @


VFC Board of Directors Events

  • VFC Board of Directors Meeting  - Co-op Community Room, Thursday, August 22, 6:30

  • Meet the 2019 Board Candidates! - Thursday, August 15, 4-7pm (3rd Thursday Grill Out)
    Some of the Board Candidates plan to attend the 3rd Thursday Grill Out. This will be one of two opportunities when you can speak with these candidates at the VFC about their platform!