Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

100-Mile Meal: Pop-up Restaurant Class and Dinner

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

On Saturday, August 10th, the Viroqua Food Co-op is teaming up with the Driftless Folk SchoolRooted Spoon Culinary, and local farmers to put on a collaborative cooking class and dinner featuring food grown within 100 miles of Viroqua. If you’ve ever been interested in learning what it takes to open a from-scratch local foods restaurant, check out the 100 Mile Meal: “Pop-up” Restaurant Class. If you are interested in attending a gourmet local foods dinner with family or friends, check out the 100 Mile Meal: The Dinner. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Driftless Folk School. Learn more about the class and dinner below.

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Tags: Local, Events, Food, DIY, Locavores!, eating out of the garden, Rooted Spoon, farm to table, Driftless Folk School

Women: The Future Face of Farming

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

As the new VFC Marketing Assistant, I wasn’t sure how to take full advantage of my one-day ticket to this year's 24th annual Organic Farming Conference (OFC). I struck it rich when attending a couple workshops based on Women in Farming and Agriculture. These knowledgeable presenters have actually written books on these subjects, so please see the resources listed at the end of this article.

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Tags: Events, Farm, eating out of the garden, Legislation, Gardening, Edible Madison