Normally this time of year we would be celebrating with an open house, free samples, and live music in our store. This year has been challenging for our staff and members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community members have been directly impacted through loss of business, income, jobs, and some have lost family members due to the coronavirus.
Our operations team and co-op staff have done an excellent job leading the response to the pandemic by following the local, state, and federal health guidelines to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. If you are not able to shop in-person, please shop with Co+op Curbside for contactless shopping.
We hosted our first “virtual” Annual Owners Meeting this year and certainly miss the in-person events we used to host. Thank you for those who were able to attend and those who voted in this year’s election. Please welcome our new board members Lizzy Haucke, Julie Tomaro, and Aurora Boyd. Thank you Mike Link and Karen Mischel for your service on the Co-op Board.
While we don’t have any upcoming events, we do have some holiday shopping specials like our “Merry Markdowns” December 9-15, offering great deals throughout the whole store.
Please feel free to reach the VFC Board by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to hear from you on how we can better serve the needs of the Co-op and its owner-members. We are considering hosting virtual “Coffee with the Board” events and would like feedback from members who might join us for virtual events.
We thank you for wearing a mask for the safety of our staff and community so that we can continue to serve our ends and mission at the Viroqua Food Co+op.
Peter Bergquist, VFC Board President