Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Things We Love... in the Deli!

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 03:33 PM

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Tags: Local, small producer

Local Producer Profile: Small Family Farm

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Jun 23, 2019 @ 06:54 AM

Local Producer Profile: Small Family Farm


“In many ways, I don’t feel like I chose to be a farmer, it chose me.”

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Local Producer Profile: GoMacro

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Thu, Jan 03, 2019 @ 02:52 PM

Local Producer Profile: GoMacro

Located on high ground near the Kickapoo River in Viola, Wisconsin, GoMacro is a local hometown success story. The company is owned and operated by mother and daughter team of Amelia Kirchoff and Jola Sonkin. Their MacroBars are a staple on our shelves and on the shelves of over 25,000 retailers across the country.

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Local Producer Profile: Diane Splinter

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Nov 23, 2017 @ 07:34 AM

She told her mom at four years old that she wanted to either be an artist or a farmer, but quickly admitted she’s not a very good farmer. Luckily for Splinter, her artistic skills are exceptional! Her watercolor and mixed media based paintings-turned-greeting cards invoke sentiments of peace and connectivity with nature.

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Tags: small producer, Local Artists

Farmer Direct Co-op: Producer Co-op to Food Co-op relationship

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 12:31 PM

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Tags: small producer, P6, cooperatively-owned business, Cooperative, Co-op/NPO producer

P6 National Update

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Guest blog by Ruby Levine, P6 Marketing & Communications

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Tags: Local, small producer, P6, Co-op/NPO producer

#P6 Profile: LüSa Organics

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

In her 20’s, Rachel Wolf was captivated by the concept of soapmaking. The idea of taking simple, raw materials and through chemistry (and maybe a little magic) turning them into something to clean and nourish the skin sounded wonderful. After years of reading about soapmaking, she mustered up the courage and taught herself. With a group of friends, she made her first batch of soap in 1997. Things just snowballed from there.

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Tags: P6 Producers, Local, small producer, P6

#P6 Profile: Seed Savers Exchange

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Sat, Mar 07, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

We’re sure that many of you are eagerly awaiting the disappearance of snow and the thaw of the soil to make way for the 2015 gardening season. In fact, it’s time to pick up seeds so you can start planning and dreaming about your 2015 garden. For that reason, we thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about one of our P6 seed suppliers, Seed Savers Exchange (SSE).
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Tags: P6 Producers, Local, small producer, Seed Savers Exchange, Co-op/NPO producer

#P6 Profile: Del Sol Chocolate

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

Lynn Kronschnabel got the itch to make chocolate in late 2011. After learning about the rich history of cacao in the world, as well as its amazing nutritional characteristics, she decided to learn how to make the “Food of the Gods” from cacao bean to chocolate bar. It seemed like a perfect fusion of her love for traveling, food, wellness, and human connection.

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Tags: Local, Del Sol Chocolate, small producer

#P6 Profile: Ridgeland Harvest

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

Cate and Mat Eddy of Ridgeland Harvest (RH) grow certified organic produce on their farm, located 12 miles south of Viroqua. They started farming in 2000 with a half acre of vegetables and full time jobs. Fourteen years later, they are full time farmers raising 25 acres of certified organic produce along with two busy boys. But what hasn’t changed over the years, is their commitment to providing a diverse selection of healthy and affordable vegetables.

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Tags: P6 Producers, Local, small producer