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2019 VFC Co-op Community Fund Grant Recipient: McIntosh Library

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

McIntosh Library Receives 2019 VFC Co-op Community Fund Grant

It is with great pleasure that we announce our 2019 VFC Co-op Community Fund (CCF) Grant Recipient: Viroqua’s McIntosh Memorial Library. They were chosen by our review committee to receive a $500 grant to expand their free “Culinary Literacy” programming in 2020.

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Tags: Co-op Community Fund, VFC CCF Grant, McIntosh Library

Apply for VFC Microloan!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Dec 29, 2019 @ 02:24 PM

Local Farms or Business Encouraged to Apply for VFC Microloan

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Tags: Local, Microloan Recipient

Local Producer Profile: Kickapoo Meadery

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Dec 13, 2019 @ 02:30 PM

Mead is a delicious alcoholic beverage made by mixing honey, water and yeast and allowing them to ferment and transform into a brew that is greater than the ingredients. Purportedly, mead was the preferred drink of the Vikings in old-world Norway. With Vernon County’s rich Norwegian culture, it is a wonder that mead doesn’t have a more regular place on our table.

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Tags: Local, Local Producers, Kickapoo Meadery, Mead

Cheese Pairings by Sarah

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 01:55 PM

Meet Sarah Clemens, our new Cheese Buyer with fun pairing ideas!

A lot of things have changed at the Viroqua Food Co+op recently and one thing we are really excited about is the new specialty cheese case. Our new Cheese Buyer, Sarah Clemens, brings you a diverse collection of cheeses from the Driftless region and beyond – some you may have heard of, and those you have yet to discover. Whether looking for the perfect cheese to pair with that special dinner or for help with building a center-piece cheese board for your next engagement, we’ve got you covered.

“Trust your taste buds and your instincts” suggests Sarah. “So much of the fun of cheese is discovering gems you never knew existed. Choose three or four pieces of cheese, both familiar and new, then pair them with your favorite crackers, jams, nuts, charcuterie, and fresh or dried fruit.”

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Tags: Cheese, Local, Gifts, Local Producers, Holiday Time, Nordic Creamery, Kickapoo Meadery, Mead

Build Your Own Seasonal Cheeseboard

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Dec 08, 2019 @ 10:43 AM

 Seasonal Cheeseboard!

Cheeseboards are the perfect piece to bring to a holiday gathering because there is something for everyone! From saying "thank you" to your host with a few favorite pieces or to feed a crowd, these combinations of cheeses, meats, nuts, fruits, jams and substitutes know no flavorful bounds.

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Tags: Cheese, Local, Meat & Fish, Holiday Time, Carr Valley Cheese, Nordic Creamery

Holiday Open House

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Dec 01, 2019 @ 01:20 PM

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 14 – 10am-4:30pm

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Tags: holiday open house, creative gift wrapping, Holiday Desserts, Cookies, Holiday Time

It's Turkey Time Again!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Nov 04, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

In November, we are offering local organic turkeys from Organic Prairie. They are raised by family farmers who are part of a cooperative and are serious about the health of the land and their animals. The birds have access to plenty of fresh sunshine and air, and are fed 100% certified organic feeds!

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Tags: Meat & Fish, Turkey, Holiday Time

Meet Ethan Schandelmeier, VFC's Meat and Seafood Assistant Manager.

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Oct 24, 2019 @ 10:28 AM

Old World Care & Craftsmanship Alive & Well at Viroqua Food Co+op!

We would like to officially welcome Ethan Schandelmeier to the VFC in his new position as Meat and Seafood Assistant Manager.

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Tags: Meat & Fish

Co-op to Co-op Producer: Rochdale Farms

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Oct 06, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Co-op to Co-op Producer: Small Family Farm

Rochdale Farms Co-op partners with several small-scale, multi-generational farms, craft producers and cheese makers to bring their products to food cooperatives throughout the Midwest.

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Tags: cooperatively-owned business, Cooperative, Rochdale Farms, Co-op to Co-op

VFC Co-op Community Fund

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 @ 01:31 PM


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

October is Co-op Month! In celebration, our October 2019 Give Where You Live recipient is the VFC Co-op Community Fund (CCF)! Each time you round up your purchases for the CCF, your donation is matched (up to $1,000) thanks to the generous support of Equal Exchange, Frontier Co-op and VFC.

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