Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Springtime Things We Love

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Mar 19, 2017 @ 12:34 PM

In case you have been missing our staff picks around the store while you shop, we’ve got a new basket-worth of products for you to try. Each department has been positively raving about these items and we know that if you give them a chance, you will agree! 
As springtime approaches, we get to enjoy local asparagus. Asparagus (started from seed) can take 3-4 years before it produces the delicious stalks you see in our store. Our local farmers are careful to harvest sustainably, maintaining the health of their plants for future seasons. Depending on weather, asparagus has a local season of only 3-6 weeks!


So rejoice in these upcoming seasonal and ongoing delicacies. Even if they are “just pasta” or “just olive oil,” we can’t wait for you to try these healthy, whole foods so their flavors can speak for themselves!

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Tags: Cheese, Fair Trade, Organic, Beer/Wine, Asparagus, gluten-free

Viroqua Food Co-op Wine and Cheese Tasting

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 04:29 PM

Ever wonder what a bottle of wine from our wine isle tastes like? Worried about picking one out you don’t like? If you said yes (or if you just LOVE wine and cheese), join us for our May Wine and Cheese Tasting on Saturday, May 26th from 11am to 2pm. Sample a variety of wines and other delicious items found in our store. The tasting is held at the VFC and is free and open to those 21 years and older. 

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Tags: Cheese, Announcements, Beer/Wine

Wine and Cheese Tasting

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Mar 01, 2012 @ 12:08 PM

Stop by the Co-op from 3-6pm this Friday, March 2nd and try a variety of wines, cheese and summer sausage that we carry on our shelves. This event features:

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Tags: Cheese, Local, Events, Food, Beer/Wine

Holiday Cheer and Spirits

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 02:00 PM

Dani Lind, Produce Department

Sharing work space with the VFC Beer & Wine buyer, Greg Cheesebro, has many perks – notably lots and lots of laughs and the proximity to relentlessly pester him into stocking store shelves with some of my favorite spirits. A special bottle from that little top shelf in aisle 4 (appreciated responsibly in moderation, of course) can help bring extra cheer to holiday gatherings or brighten up the darkest winter evening.

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Tags: Recipes, Beer/Wine

Basics: Organic and Natural Products at Basic Prices

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, Sep 07, 2011 @ 10:29 AM

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Tags: Cheese, Local, Announcements, Food, Produce, Organic, Deli/Bakery, Sustainability, All Store, Beer/Wine, Bulk, Grocery, Meat & Fish

Yes You Can Drink Beer From A Can

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Sun, Aug 28, 2011 @ 01:33 PM

by Greg Chessebro, Beer and Wine buyer
Canned beer has gotten a bad rap over the years. Cheap, watery beer that tastes like aluminum hasn’t helped the canned beer cause. There really are some great beers in cans. Oskars Blues Brewery was the first craft brewery to put quality craft beer in cans in 2002. It was a huge and risky investment for the brewery to put in a can line, but they turned out to be the trendsetters. Now many fine beers are available in cans.

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Tags: Product Information, Beer/Wine

Win a Fat Tire Bike at the Viroqua Food Coop

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 @ 09:55 AM

In honor of their 20th birthday, New Belgium brewing is giving away a brand new 2011 Limited Edition New Belgium Felt Cruiser Bike, located on top of the Beer Case.
Since 1999, New Belgium Brewing has commissioned the production of limited edition cruisers, which have only been available to employees, charity raffles, and special in-store promotions.
Donated by New Belgium, this custom cruiser bike made by Felt will be raffled off on Friday September 23rd. Entry forms are in the store at the end of the beer aisle and no purchase is required, but you must be 21 to enter.


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Tags: All Store, Beer/Wine

Eating Local - It's not just for "foodies" anymore.

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Aug 06, 2009 @ 12:46 PM

Viroqua Food Co-op Conducts Community-Wide Challenge to Eat Local from August 15 to Sept. 15

Eating local is not just for foodies anymore. Whether it’s “60 Minutes,” the New York Times or the Vernon County Broadcaster, more and more media are talking up eating local. And, more shoppers are walking the talk, both as a way to become more mindful eaters and to support the local economy.

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Tags: Cheese, Local, Cooperative, Food, Farm, Produce, Plants & Seeds, Deli/Bakery, Beer/Wine, Wellness/Body Care, Bulk, Grocery, Meat & Fish