Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Going Bananas at the Viroqua Food Co-op

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Sat, Jul 04, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

As many of you noticed before the sliding doors even open to the store, the bananas are hanging! Thank you so much for the great feedback and support. The positive customer feedback was almost overwhelming the first week it was installed.

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Tags: Produce

Produce Geeks at the Viroqua Food Co-op

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

I love to learn and so does Team Produce! There is so much to know, keep up with and be awesome at, when it comes to life…and fresh produce!

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Tags: Produce

VFC Greenhouse Open House

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 01:53 PM

You're invited! The VFC is celebrating the coming of spring and the arrival of local and organic seedlings in our greenhouse by putting on our Greenhouse Open House! Stop by the VFC on Saturday, April 27th from 11am-3pm to join in on the festivities!

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Tags: Announcements, Events, Produce, All Store, Gardening, Seed Potatoes, Greenhouse Open House, Seeds, Seedlings

Local Food Hub Attracts National Attention!

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 01:01 PM

by Bjorn Bergman, 

Promotions and Educational Coordinator

On Monday, April 2nd 2012, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and a number of individuals from USDA Rural Development and the Wisconsin Farm Services Agency visited Viroqua to learn about the developing local food economy in our region.

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Tags: Local, Cooperative, Farm, Produce, Organic

Green Gold in our Local Streams

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

by Linda Gallardo, Produce Manager


Recently, every time I step out behind my house and look into the stream, I see a blanket of green gold (Watercress) carpeting the crisp clear spring-fed water. It heartily grows there throughout the year, only dying back for a short time during the high heat of the summer and bouncing back with full vigor again in the late summer/fall.

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Tags: Local, Produce

Why Organic Seeds?

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

Arwyn Wildingway, 

Assistant Produce Manager


Spring circles around again, and as we have for thousands of years, we plant seeds of hope for our future. The seed is the beginning of the cycle and also the end. These days, as we vote with our dollars, we can choose to continue supporting the return to a clean planet by buying seed that was grown organically.

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Tags: Local, Food, Farm, Produce, Plants & Seeds, Organic, Sustainability

Meet Your Local CSA Farmers

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Thu, Mar 01, 2012 @ 12:14 PM

Join us at the Co-op this Saturday, March 3rd from 1-3pm and meet your local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farmers. Learn about their farms, ask questions and join a CSA for the first time!

The event will feature:

We hope to see you there!

About Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between the CSA member and the farmer. Farm members buy a CSA share each spring. In return they receive a weekly box of produce directly from the the farm that is delivered to a dropsite near their home. Produce is delivered during the height of the growing season for 15-22 weeks. With each box of produce, members receive a newsletter of farm news, recipes and cooking tips. CSA represent a great way for citizens to support local agriculture, support sustainable family farms, know their farmer, and increase their consumption of nutritious locally produced fruits and vegetables.
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Tags: Local, Announcements, Events, Food, Farm, Produce, Organic

23rd Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

February 23rd - 25th, 2012

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Tags: Local, Cooperative, Events, Food, Farm, Produce, Organic, Sustainability

Food Fight – Revolution never tasted so good!

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

Save the date!

The Food and Farm Initiative of the Valley Stewardship Network in partnership with the Viroqua Food Co-op will show the film “Food Fight” on Saturday February 18th from 3-5PM. Organic popcorn with delicious toppings and old fashioned organic candy will be available along with refreshments.

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Tags: Events, Food, Produce, Organic, Sustainability, Legislation, No GMOs

The Del Cabo Cooperative

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:59 PM

Nestled in the pristine valleys between the Sea of Cortez and the rugged mountains of the Baja Peninsula, over 400 farming families of the Del Cabo Cooperative nurture their crops to bring you excellent organic produce.

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Tags: Cooperative, Fair Trade, Food, Farm, Produce, Organic, Sustainability