Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Let's Celebrate Our Cooperative

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Ownership is a big deal at the Viroqua Food Co+op! The 4,213 folks that have invested $75 in the Co-op are the owners of VFC. We’re a community-owned enterprise that exists to serve you. In return, our owners keep profits and wages in our community and support a wide range of community organizations, small-scale agricultural producers, and programs like Co-op Community Fund and Micro-lending Initiative. October is Co-op Month and it’s a time where we give even more attention to celebrating co-ops and expressing gratitude to VFC Owners for your ongoing patronage.

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Tags: cooperatively-owned business, Cooperative, October – Co-op Month

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: Organic Valley

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 @ 01:23 PM

Local Producer Profile: Organic Valley

October is Co-op Month! In celebration, we are featuring a local farmer-owned cooperative – Organic Valley! Organic Valley (CROPP Cooperative) has humble roots inVernon County that date way back to 1988 and extend through today. This year they celebrate their 30th Anniversary producing and selling high quality organic dairy products, eggs, meat and produce. They employ over 900 people, a majority of which work at their offices and production facilities in La Farge, Cashton and Chaseburg, as well as have over 2,000 farmer-owners across the United States.

VFC is a champion for Organic Valley products. We love to stock our favorite organic milk, meat and dairy products from OV, but it goes further than that. Organic Valley and VFC are partners in strengthening the cooperative model in our communities. We’ve served together on co-op projects, and through the years a variety of OV Staff Members served vital roles on the VFC Board of Directors.

All Seasons Dairy is just one of over 400 Organic Valley farmer-owners located in Wisconsin (of which 110 reside in Vernon County).

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Tags: Principle Six, Organic Valley, October – Co-op Month