Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Sat, Jul 17, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

Pack for a snack or a meal!

The quandary that never ends: When does a snack qualify as a meal? A sandwich doesn’t need a plate or cutlery, but can gratify even the gluttonous! Although – hard salami, slices of cheese, some fruit, and a favorite beverage can fill one up... So, which is it? A snack or a meal?

I love snacks and the more they keep my energy levels consistent, the more likely I am to keep them on hand! If you’re hopping on your bike this summer, keep a snack “go-bag” ready. I keep a cloth bag of reusable cutlery, one sharp knife, a dish towel or reusable cloth napkins, all wrapped in a beach towel or table cloth that can convert into a lawn blanket – and perhaps a resealable container, to save some snacks for later!

When you get to the Co-op, now all you need to grab is a protein, a fruit, a carb’ if you enjoy a good cracker or bread, and a 4-pack of whatever wets your whistle!

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Tags: biking, Local Food, Summer, Snacks, Meal

Bike Repairs – On the Go!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:03 AM

Bike Repairs – On the Go!

Minnesota-based bicycle rack manufacturer Dero describes themselves as “bike parking nerds.” We love that! Dero’s mission is to populate the world with bicycle infrastructure. While they may be fulfilling such world-wide dreams, they have also claimed their stake right here at the Viroqua Food Co+op.

Our friends at local nonprofit Vernon Trails donated this Dero Fixit Station to the VFC in 2018. We’re so glad to see it be utilized by our fellow bike riders, more and more each year.

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Tags: biking, Vernon Trails, Bike Fix It Station, Dero

Routes to Roots – Registration open June 1st

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Tue, Jun 01, 2021 @ 04:32 PM

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Tags: Bike the Barns Driftless, Local Events, biking, FairShare CSA

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