Board's Eye View

Autumn 2018 Board News & Views

Posted on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 06:54 PM

Many Thanks for Your Support!

mike-linkAs we near the end of the huge undertaking of our co-op expansion, many thanks are needed. Thanks to the owners and shoppers who have supported us during the major shifts, both within and outside our co-op. Thanks to the employees who have worked diligently in moving stock, again and again, to accommodate the contractors’ efforts – and kept smiling during challenging times. Thanks to the management for tirelessly dealing with the myriad of details and long hours to bring this project to completion. Thanks to the investors who allowed our co-op the ability to afford such a formidable investment in our local food system. And thanks for having faith that our shared future is bright here in our community.

After the last nail is hammered and the last bit of dust is swept away, we are hosting a Grand Reopening Celebration. The celebration begins at noon on Thursday, November 8th, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony outside the entrance. The fun and fantastic savings carry on through Saturday, November 10 – with exciting giveaways, lots of free samples, cooking demos, flash sales, live music, kids activities, and more! Please join us to celebrate this major step in our shared history.

Our Capital Campaign is successful and has raised the necessary capital to complete the construction and buy the new equipment. With a significant continued interest, we are happy to offer additional shares in order to complete our solar upgrades and further enhance our fiscal position.

The VFC Board Election begins September 10 and all VFC Owners are encouraged to vote for Board candidates as well as updated changes to the VFC Bylaws. The Board has worked for several months with our attorney to refine our bylaws and recommends approving the changes.

We invite all owners to the Annual Owners Meeting on Thursday, October 11, to review the past year’s fiscal and operating performance at Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table, 219 S Main Street, Viroqua. All VFC Owners are invited!


  • 5:30-6:30pm: Light meal prepared by Rooted Spoon Culinary
  • 6:30pm: Voting ballots close
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Business meeting

Please RSVP if you plan to join us for the meal. Each owner needs to RSVP separately. No need to RSVP if you only plan to attend the business portion of the meeting.

Tags: Board of Directors, Annual Owners Meeting, VFC Election