Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Run for the VFC Board of Directors

Posted by Elizabeth Tigan on Fri, Jun 04, 2021 @ 03:33 PM

Greetings Dear VFC Community! 

As I write this, fields are being worked, greenhouses are filling up, and sheep and cows are being let out on pasture. It has been a long winter and a long year and our efforts are turned toward the growing season. As a food co-op, we place our greatest aim on providing our members and community with healthy food. Our co-op and Garden Center are here to help grace our gardens and tables with the sweet summer celebration of flowers, fruits and vegetables. 

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Tags: Board of Directors, VFC Election, open Board seat

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

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

Summer 2020 Board News & Views

Posted by Olive Reynolds, VFC Board Memeber on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

It was exactly one year ago when I was approached about running for the Viroqua Food Co+op’s Board of Directors. I have so much love for this community and all that it has to offer. It has an accepting nature that nurtures and supports the growth of individuals and families. The Viroqua Food Co+op is a priceless centerpiece to Southwest Wisconsin and strives to enrich the lives of all of those it touches whether as a visitor, a shopper, a local community member, or a farmer.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Cooperative

Annual Owners Meeting 2019

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 @ 04:00 PM

VFC Hosts Annual Owners Meeting Onsite

For the first time in the history of VFC, the Annual Owners Meeting (AOM) is being held in the actual Co-op! The AOM takes place in the combined Co-op Community Room and deli seating area on Wednesday, October 9, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Annual Owners Meeting

Record Participation in This Year's Election & Annual Owners Meeting!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 06:54 AM

We are excited to report that not only did we have 490 VFC Owners participate in this year's election (~100 more than last year), we had a record turnout of almost 130 people in attendance at this year's Annual Owner Meeting! Check out these photos to see our new location, the VMH Expo Center at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Viroqua.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Annual Owners Meeting, Viroqua Events

Red Beets to Make Chocolate Cake & Healing Power of Potatoes & Onions!

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Chocolate Beet Cake

Red Beets from Driftless Organics

Wellness Wednesday THIS WEEK includes BEETS – & the red ones are still coming locally from Driftless Organics! Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia & Europe. They have many health properties, including being super antioxidents due to their bright colored flavonoids – so they help fight off cancer & detoxify your inner environment. They help lower blood pressure & give extra stamina, as well. There are many ways to eat them: raw in salads, juiced, roasted in the oven, or even chopped up and put into some yummy borscht soup. One better, click here to get our Chocolate Beet Cake recipe!



Wellness Wednesday
2/18 – 10% OFF
Wellness Department!

Bulk & Green Top Beets...
since wellness & healthy eating go hand-in-hand!

Potato Bags

Potato Bags from Driftless Organics

A winter standby that gives energy & comfort. Our bodies know what to do with this traditional food… The potato's fiber, potassium, vitamin C & vitamin B-6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, supports heart health. Then there's the iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium & zinc in potatoes, which contribute to the building & maintaining of bone structure & strength.



& Conversation
with your
VFC Board:

THIS Saturday 2/21


Onion bags from Ridgeland Harvest, Small Family Farm & Sam Byler

Live food supports lively health. A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits: 

  • Phytochemicals in them improve how well vitamin C works in the body, thus gifting improved immunity.
  • They contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
  • For centuries, they have been used to reduce inflammation & heal infections.
  • Enjoy sliced onions with your food? If yes, rejoice! Raw onion encourages production of good cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
  • Powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play significant role in preventing cancer.
  • Bit by a bee? Apply onion juice on the area for immediate relief from pain & burning.
  • Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing risk of developing gastric ulcers.
  • Those bright green tops of green onions are rich in vitamin A, so do use them often!

Driftless Folk School Class:

THIS Saturday 2/21

FREE Documentary Screening:
To The Moon:

Next Thursday 2/26

Driftless Folk School Class:
Bee Keeping Methods:

Saturday, March 14

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm

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Tags: Board of Directors, Events, Recipes, Classes, onions, Potatoes, Red Beets

Microlending Recipient

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

Last fall, the VFC Board of Directors announced a new Microlending Initiative. Through this program, an individual or farm that is currently selling their product to the VFC is eligible for an interest-free loan of up to $3000, to be paid back within one year. Through the Microlending Initiative we hope to strengthen small, local farms that supply the Co-op and create opportunities to improve their operations. The Microlending Initiative was developed under the direction of the Board of Directors by the Microlending Committee, which consists of two VFC Board Members and two VFC Managers.

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Tags: Local, Board of Directors, Microlending Committee, Microloan Recipient, Brussels Sprouts, Locavores!

Cooperatives = Economic Democracy

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

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Tags: Local, Board of Directors, Announcements, Events, Food, Sustainability, All Store