Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Driftless Music Festival

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Jul 04, 2019 @ 07:11 AM

A Free Event for the Whole Family!

Saturday, July 13 – Noon-10pm at Eckhart Park, Viroqua

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Tags: Local Artists, Local Events, free events, Driftless Music Festival

Things We Love... in the Deli!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 03:33 PM

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Tags: Local, small producer

Local Producer Profile: Small Family Farm

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Jun 23, 2019 @ 06:54 AM

Local Producer Profile: Small Family Farm


“In many ways, I don’t feel like I chose to be a farmer, it chose me.”

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Tags: Local, small producer

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Posted by Andrew Anderson on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 02:22 PM

The Viroqua Food Co+op is a leader in environmental sustainability for our city and county, and with our newly expanded facility we incorporated three new sustainable technologies to contribute to the environmental sustainability of our greater community.

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Tags: Sustainability, VFC Solar Power Project, Reducing Carbon Footprint, EV Charging Station

Biking in the Driftless-2019

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 @ 02:46 PM

We love biking! Whether it’s riding to and from the Co-op, on the Coon Prairie Trail to Westby, or a mountain bike at Sidie Hollow or Kickapoo Valley Reserve – we’re here to support and fuel bikers. We are so thankful to have a great organization like Vernon Trails in our community that is committed to developing and maintaining roadways, sustainable trails, and outdoor recreational opportunities for human-powered users. They are an incredible organization and are the ones responsible for donating the Dero Bicycle Fixit Station to the Co-op last Autumn. Now you can pump up your tires or make slight adjustments to your bike when you are here to shop or grab a bite to eat. Thank you, Vernon Trails!

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Tags: Viroqua Events, Local Events, free events, biking, Vernon Trails, cycling

Local Food Fest

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Apr 10, 2019 @ 05:05 PM

You are invited to VFC Local Food Fest – come & celebrate all things local!

This all-day event is a replacement for our much loved P6 Tailgate Party. Since we have so much more space inside our store, we’ve moved the party indoors.

We’ll have a variety of local farmers and producers around the store offering free samples of their delicious products. There will be multiple free classes throughout the day in our Co-op Community Room as well as prize drawings! Family-friendly fun for everyone!

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Tags: Gardening, Viroqua Events, Local Events, free events, Free Samples, Cooking Guide, Local Food Fest, free classes, Local Producers

Things We Love – Reduce, Reuse, Then Recycle!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 06:09 PM

One plastic utensil, styrofoam container, or paper cup at a time — let’s first reduce, then reuse, and only then recycle!

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Tags: reduce waste, reduce, reuse, then recycle

Local Producer Profile: Westby Co-op Creamery

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Sun, Mar 17, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

We are truly lucky to be located right in the heart of the Driftless region, which has a wealth of local farmers and producers. One of the local producers we are grateful to have right in our neighborhood is Westby Co-op Creamery. They are one of the oldest dairy cooperatives in Wisconsin!

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Tags: Local, Co-ops

Wisconsin Cheese Madness, March 16-30: Active Cheese Demos!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sat, Mar 09, 2019 @ 09:03 AM


For the second time, VFC is putting a cheesy spin on March Madness by hosting Wisconsin Cheese Madness! We've identified eight delicious and unique Wisconsin cheeses from our cheese department and are matching them up head-to-head, March 16-March 30. Every Monday and Friday (2-5pm), as well as Saturday (11am-2pm), customers are invited to stop by VFC to try two cheeses and then vote for their favorite.

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Tags: Cheese, Local Events, Free Samples

Local Producer Profile: GoMacro

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Jan 03, 2019 @ 02:52 PM

Local Producer Profile: GoMacro

Located on high ground near the Kickapoo River in Viola, Wisconsin, GoMacro is a local hometown success story. The company is owned and operated by mother and daughter team of Amelia Kirchoff and Jola Sonkin. Their MacroBars are a staple on our shelves and on the shelves of over 25,000 retailers across the country.

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Tags: Local, small producer