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Local Producer Profile: New Traditions Homestead

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 @ 10:18 AM

Robert and Summer Schulz are the owners and operators of New Traditions Homestead located in rural Hillsboro. “I have been involved in gardening since a child. Our family always had a big garden and I feel it stuck with me,” shared Robert. He started growing his own market garden when he was in high school and college and would sell to local restaurants in his hometown. “I’ve always enjoyed the process of starting, tending, and harvesting produce. Growing food is essential and it offers a sense of self-sufficiency that I believe is important for anyone to truly feel secure in life.”

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Tags: Organic, Local Producers, New Traditions Homestead, Local Food

Run for the VFC Board of Directors

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 03:38 PM

Now is the time to run for a position on the VFC Board of Directors.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Cooperative, open Board seat

Meet Our Customer Service Leadership Team!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, May 18, 2020 @ 12:24 PM

Viroqua Food Co+op congratulates Deborah Ecklund (right) on her promotion to Customer Service Manager and Rose Wildhack (left) to Assistant Customer Service Manager.

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Tags: Customer Service

2020 VFC Microloan Recipient - Driftless Provisions

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, May 15, 2020 @ 12:09 PM

We are pleased to announce that Driftless Provisions is the recipient of the 2020 VFC Microloan of $2,855.

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Tags: Microlending Committee, Microloan Recipient, Driftless Provisions

Local Producer Profile: Driftless Organics

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Tue, May 12, 2020 @ 01:00 PM

Josh and Noah Engel are the quintessential farmers in the Driftless region. Their farm – Driftless Organics – is located on McManus Ridge in Crawford County and has been supplying the Viroqua Food Co+op with certified organic produce for longer than we can remember.

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Tags: Local, Driftless Organics, Local Producers, Sunflower Oil

Viroqua Montessori School Receives National Grant

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

Organic Valley has been proudly working with National Co-op Grocers (NCG) stores and the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) to offer school kids a chance to grow their own organic food. For every Organic Valley product purchased in an NCG store during August 2019, $1 was donated to the NFSN (up to $15,000). At the end of the month, the three NCG stores with the highest Organic Valley product sales each got to choose a school to receive a NFSN donation to its school garden program.

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Tags: Viroqua Montessori School

Gardening Basics 101

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Apr 17, 2020 @ 11:11 AM

Gardening Basics 101

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Tags: Gardening

Viroqua Food Co+op COVID-19 Update #4

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 @ 01:59 PM

Today, March 19, Closing at 7pm

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Tags: COVID-19, store hours

Viroqua Food Co+op COVID-19 Update #3

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:58 AM


Special Orders, Holds Temporarily Suspended

In an effort to better serve our greater community, VFC is implementing the following temporary service changes. The health and safety of our co-op community remains our highest priority. We thank you, in advance, for your understanding.

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Tags: COVID-19

Viroqua Food Co+op COVID-19 Update #2

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 @ 11:10 AM

March 16, 2020

Since our last post only a few days ago, many changes have been implemented by schools, government officials, sports teams, and others to do all that we can to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our staff, members, shoppers and class attendees. In the interest of our community and based on decisions made by other local and national organizations regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are announcing these additional measures taking effect Monday, March 16.

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Tags: COVID-19