Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

2016 Winter Film Series: Food Patriots

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 03:40 PM

The winter is such a great time of the year to slow down and appreciate the small things in life. These are the best times to sit back, relax, spend time with loved ones, play board games, plan your garden, cook hearty warming dishes, and do some reading. It’s also a great time to watch documentaries about food and sustainable agriculture! To help with the latter, we are excited to host our annual Winter Documentary Film series. The screenings are FREE for all and are hosted at The Ark (address below) on the third Thursday of the Month from January through March 2016. We hope you can join us! Read more about the next film we are screening below.

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Tags: Events, Winter Film Series

Winter Documentary Series: GMO OMG

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

This winter Viroqua Food Co-op is excited to offer a number of opportunities for our community to learn moreGMO_OMG_poster about the impact of sugar in our society, cooperatives, and GMOs! During the winter months, we’re hosting FREE public screenings of three important documentaries at The Ark, 401 E. Jefferson Street, in Viroqua. We welcome you and your loved ones to join us to view the films while enjoying organic popcorn provided by VFC.

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Tags: 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!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

PLUS 10% OFF
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.

 

 

FREE COFFEE
& Conversation
with your
VFC Board:

THIS Saturday 2/21
9am-11am

Onions

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:
Homeopathy:

THIS Saturday 2/21
1-4pm

FREE Documentary Screening:
To The Moon:

Next Thursday 2/26
6:30-8:30pm


Driftless Folk School Class:
Alternative
Bee Keeping Methods:

Saturday, March 14
1:00-4:30pm

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

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

Winter Documentary Series: To the Moon

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

This winter Viroqua Food Co-op is excited to offer a number of opportunities for our community to learn more about the impact of sugar in our society, cooperatives, and GMOs! During the next three months, we’re hosting FREE public screenings of three important documentaries at The Ark, 401 E. Jefferson Street, in Viroqua. We welcome you and your loved ones to join us to view the films while enjoying organic popcorn provided by VFC.

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Bike the Barns Driftless - June 29

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Have you noticed? Warmer weather is officially here. That means it’s time to start bicycling and eating fresh local food! On June 29, you can do both, while learning about local farms that supply produce to the Viroqua Food Co-op and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), by riding in the 2nd Annual Bike the Barns Driftless!

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Tags: Local, Announcements, Events, Food, Farm, Organic, Rooted Spoon, farm to table, Bike, Tour, Bike the Barns, CSA, volunteering, Driftless Organics, Ridgeland Harvest, Bike the Barns Driftless

P6 Tailgate Party - with Local and Cooperative Food producers

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Mar 06, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

CHEER ON YOUR LOCAL and COOPERATIVE PRODUCERS

Shake off those cold winter blues! Come celebrate spring with a variety of our local, cooperative and small farmers/producers at our 2nd Annual Principle Six (P6) Producers Tailgate Party on Saturday, March 29, 10am - 2pm. We’d love to have you join us to learn about P6, sample P6 products and have a P6 lunch from our patio grill.

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Tags: P6 Producers, P6, Announcements, Events, Product Information, CSA, Principle Six

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

Celebrate Co-Cycle and Cooperatives with Music and Food

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 07:06 AM

On Wednesday, July 24th, Co-cycle, a youth-led, bike-powered tour linking cooperatives across the United States, is once again visiting Viroqua! Come out to the VFC and celebrate their arrival that day from 4:30-8pm in the store parking lot. Meet the members of Co-Cycle and learn about a number of the wonderful cooperatives in and around Viroqua.

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Tags: Announcements, Events, co-cycle

Gleaned Food Project of Southwest Wisconsin

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 02:46 PM

The Gleaned Foods Project will have a table at the Viroqua Food Co-op on Saturday, June 29th from 11am-3pm. Please stop by and learn more about how you can get involved in this great community program.

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Tags: Announcements, Events, Farm, donations, farm to table, volunteering, Gleaned Food Project, People with Disabilities, VSN

Driftless Music Festival in Viroqua July 6

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

Enjoy the sounds of great music throughout Viroqua’s Eckhart Park at the 2nd Annual Driftless Music Festival on Saturday, July 6th from 1-10p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event.
Tom Gullion will kick off the event with an assembled group of his students to showcase their talents with a range of engaging music.

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