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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

Discover Local Orchards

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Oct 16, 2020 @ 02:14 PM


Discover Local Orchards

   Opening dates, availability and hours may vary. Always call ahead before visiting!

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Tags: Apples, Orchards

Vote for Your Favorite Nonprofits for Give Where You Live – 2021

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Oct 01, 2020 @ 01:12 PM

Voting takes place in October and is conducted online only. Be sure that the VFC has your current contact information since VFC Owners will receive a weblink via postcard and/or email. Send all address & email updates to: outreach@viroquafood.coop

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Tags: Give where you live, Vote

40 Acres & A Mule Project

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

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

2020 Board of Directors Election

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Vote for three Candidates:
September 14 - October 14, 2020

VFC Owners with a current email address on file receive a link via email to the online ballot that is open for voting starting September 14.

All other owners receive a postcard with a link to the voting site. Paper ballots are made available, but only in the store upon request.

There are three open seats. Two are 3-year terms, one is a 2-year seat to finish the term of Tonya Wagner. Tonya moved out of the area shortly after her term started in 2019 and the VFC Board appointed Karen Mischel to fill her seat for one year.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Annual Owners Meeting, open Board seat

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