Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Co-ops Helping Co-ops - An Update from CDF's Disaster Recovery Fund

Posted by Viroqua Food Co+op on Mon, May 23, 2022 @ 10:14 AM

As of April 4, 2022 donors from Co-ops around the country to the Cooperative Development Foundation’s (CDF) Disaster Recovery Fund, along with the generous match from Frontier Coop and National Co+op Grocers, collectively raised $163,998.30 to aid Co-ops in Ukraine.

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Tags: Co-ops, Ukraine, Cooperative Development Foundation

Let's Play "The Co-op Connection"!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 @ 01:40 PM

You are invited to play “The Co-op Connection” as a chance to learn more about our local cooperative community and win prizes.
Participate from September 11 through October 31st.

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Tags: Vernon County Co-op Association, Co-ops, October – Co-op Month, The Co-op Connection

Local Producer Profile: Westby Co-op Creamery

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Sun, Mar 17, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

We are truly lucky to be located right in the heart of the Driftless region, which has a wealth of local farmers and producers. One of the local producers we are grateful to have right in our neighborhood is Westby Co-op Creamery. They are one of the oldest dairy cooperatives in Wisconsin!

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Tags: Local, Co-ops

NCG: A Powerful Advocacy Voice for Food Co-ops

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

In the Autumn Pea Soup, we wrote about the National Co+op Grocers’ (NCG) contribution to Viroqua Food Co+op’s success through collective purchasing power, competitive pricing and professional development and training.

By being a member of NCG, along with 149 other co-ops across the United States, we also have a powerful advocacy voice on food co-op issues. Co-ops truly are stronger together!

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Tags: Co-ops, NCG

Viroqua Food Co+op Mission: Create a Work of Enduring Value!

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 06:10 AM

Co-op Principle 1: Open and Voluntary Membership

Like cooperatives around the world, our co-op is built on a set of values that include equality, solidarity, and caring for others. The first of the Seven International Cooperative Principles states that cooperatives are voluntary organizations open to all, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination. Our mission reinforces this idea by declaring that we are “a center for community” and guides us “to create together a work of enduring value.”

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Tags: cooperatively-owned business, Expansion, Co-ops