Viroqua Food Co+op Blog
Local Producer Profile: Small Family Farm
“In many ways, I don’t feel like I chose to be a farmer, it chose me.”
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.Read More
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.Read More
Guest blog by Ruby Levine, P6 Marketing & CommunicationsRead More
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.Read More
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.
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.