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

Local Producer Profile: Driftless Brewing Company

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 @ 01:33 PM

In the Driftless region, we are blessed with ample numbers of local farmers growing and producing everything from vegetables and fruits to dairy, hops, wheat, and more. It is only fitting that VFC’s most local brewery – Driftless Brewing Company – is focused on creating tasty sustainable ales and lagers that are rooted in local agriculture.

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Tags: Organic, Local Producers, Local Food, Driftless Brewing Company

Update: 40 Acres & A Mule Project

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 @ 11:20 AM


Update: 40 Acres & A Mule Project

In the 2020 Autumn Pea Soup Newsletter, we featured the 40 Acres and a Mule Project headed up by Uptowne Café’s (La Crosse) owner Adrian Lipscombe. This project is raising money to purchase at least a 40-acre farm for black farmers to produce food for the local food industry, serve as an outlet for black foodways, and be a safe haven to secure the legacy of black foodways.

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Tags: Organic, Local Producers, Local Food, 40 Acres & A Mule Project, Uptowne Café

40 Acres & A Mule Project

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

 
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Tags: Organic, Local Producers, New Traditions Homestead, Local Food

Local Producer Profile: New Traditions Homestead

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 @ 10:18 AM

Robert and Summer Schulz are the owners and operators of New Traditions Homestead located in rural Hillsboro. “I have been involved in gardening since a child. Our family always had a big garden and I feel it stuck with me,” shared Robert. He started growing his own market garden when he was in high school and college and would sell to local restaurants in his hometown. “I’ve always enjoyed the process of starting, tending, and harvesting produce. Growing food is essential and it offers a sense of self-sufficiency that I believe is important for anyone to truly feel secure in life.”

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Tags: Organic, Local Producers, New Traditions Homestead, Local Food