Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

2021 Vernon County Co-op Association Scholarship Recipients

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Jun 07, 2021 @ 05:13 PM

Each year, the Vernon County Cooperative Association (VCCA) awards $500 scholarships for area high school seniors to continue their studies at a two- or four-year institution of higher education. Applicant’s parents or guardians must be members of, or employed by, a VCCA Member (see list*).

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Tags: Scholarship, Vernon County Co-op Association

Run for the VFC Board of Directors

Posted by Elizabeth Tigan on Fri, Jun 04, 2021 @ 03:33 PM

Greetings Dear VFC Community! 

As I write this, fields are being worked, greenhouses are filling up, and sheep and cows are being let out on pasture. It has been a long winter and a long year and our efforts are turned toward the growing season. As a food co-op, we place our greatest aim on providing our members and community with healthy food. Our co-op and Garden Center are here to help grace our gardens and tables with the sweet summer celebration of flowers, fruits and vegetables. 

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Tags: Board of Directors, VFC Election, open Board seat

Local Producer Profile: Carr Valley Cheese

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Jun 03, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

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Tags: Cheese, Local Producers, Carr Valley Cheese

Routes to Roots – Registration open June 1st

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Tue, Jun 01, 2021 @ 04:32 PM

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Tags: Bike the Barns Driftless, Local Events, biking, FairShare CSA

Think of Our Green Pastures

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 @ 12:44 PM

As our lands start teeming with life again this spring, what legacy are you leaving behind on this – our community’s – green pasture?

I’m a native who moved away – far and wide for what I considered a long time. Now, I call my resettlement back in Viroqua a long time (8+ years in the Marketing department at the VFC). It’s through my travels and time spent elsewhere that I appreciate more fully what it is we have here – one of the “greenest pastures I’ve found yet!”

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Local Producer Profile: Driftless Brewing Company

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 @ 01:33 PM

In the Driftless region, we are blessed with ample numbers of local farmers growing and producing everything from vegetables and fruits to dairy, hops, wheat, and more. It is only fitting that VFC’s most local brewery – Driftless Brewing Company – is focused on creating tasty sustainable ales and lagers that are rooted in local agriculture.

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Tags: Organic, Local Producers, Local Food, Driftless Brewing Company

Winter Wellness with Arwyn Wildingway

Posted by Arwyn Wildingway, VFC Wellness Buyer on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:06 AM


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Tags: Wellness/Body Care

Update: 40 Acres & A Mule Project

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 @ 11:20 AM


Update: 40 Acres & A Mule Project

In the 2020 Autumn Pea Soup Newsletter, we featured the 40 Acres and a Mule Project headed up by Uptowne Café’s (La Crosse) owner Adrian Lipscombe. This project is raising money to purchase at least a 40-acre farm for black farmers to produce food for the local food industry, serve as an outlet for black foodways, and be a safe haven to secure the legacy of black foodways.

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Tags: Organic, Local Producers, Local Food, 40 Acres & A Mule Project, Uptowne Café

Look for the Deals

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Mon, Jan 04, 2021 @ 09:30 AM


Look for the Deals

We know that shoppers are always looking for a good deal and we’re here to help you find that deal every time you shop. Our shelves have a complete spectrum of products. Admittedly, some specialty products hit the high end of fanciness! But we work to balance product selections with a range of quality and organic standards at the lowest price possible with plenty of choices in between.

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Tags: co-op basics, Co+op Deals, save money, Fresh Deals

It's the Gift Giving Season!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

 

It's the Gift Giving Season here at the Viroqua Food Co+op

Shop for gifts people want and need while feeling good about how you spend your money – locally with fair trade values!


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Tags: Mercantile, Home for the Holidays, Holiday Gifts