Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

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

VFC COVID-19 Update #11 – February 6, 2021

Posted by Viroqua Food Co+op on Sat, Feb 06, 2021 @ 02:07 PM

Thank you for keeping us safe!

The Wisconsin State Mask Mandate may come and go, but here at the Viroqua Food Co+op, we still require all staff and shoppers to wear a face covering or mask as described below:

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Tags: COVID-19, VernonCountysCovered, Mask up

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

Becoming Essential Workers

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Dec 31, 2020 @ 12:53 PM

In March of 2020, we were no longer simply grocery store employees. Now we had a new name, “essential workers.”

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Tags: VFC Staff, Essential workers

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

VFC Co-op Community Fund 2020

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Oct 26, 2020 @ 02:47 PM


Round Up for the VFC Co-op Community Fund throughout October!

Applications are now available for the VFC Cooperative Community Fund (CCF) Grant! Local nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for a VFC CCF Grant, for any amount up to $600, by October 31, 2020.

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Tags: donations, Give where you live, Coop Community Fund

VFC COVID-19 Update #10 – October 23, 2020

Posted by Viroqua Food Co+op on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 @ 02:28 PM

Be Nice, Buckle Down, and Beat COVID-19!

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Tags: COVID-19, VernonCountysCovered, Mask up