Board's Eye View

Autumn 2017 Board News & Views

Posted on Sun, Sep 03, 2017 @ 04:39 PM

Harvest time is beginning! It is the best time of the year for many of us – a time to enjoy the bounty of the land (and some hard work) gives us. Check out this issue of the Pea Soup for some great fall foods featuring cool weather favorites such as apples, squash and fermented veggies.

The VFC Annual Owners Meeting happens in just a few days! Please check the Co-op calendar, come to the meeting and be sure to VOTE in the 2017 Board Election and Article V change! 

Our Board President, Curt Brye, is stepping down after eleven years of serving the Co-op and keeping the Board focused. We will miss his leadership and continue to seek his advice when we feel it's needed. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DEDICATION CURT!

The expansion is underway, progress is being made, and staff, owners and customers are excited! There may be some difficulties shopping due to construction, but our Co-op needs your continued support – even if there is some disarray. Of course, our wonderful staff will always be here to help you with your needs.

The Capital Campaign continues. Remember, buying stock provides you a good rate of return on your investment and lets us borrow less.

The Board has received a lot of input from members in the past few months. Members have shared their questions, concerns and (for most) their support of this growth period for the much loved institution the Viroqua Food Co+op has become. The VFC Board and Management have been researching alternative energy and conservation practices for the expanded facility. If you have technical or financial suggestions for practical and cost-effective solutions, please share them with the Board.

Tags: Board of Directors, VFC Election, Expansion, Capital Campaign