Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Cooperation Will Get Us Through

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 @ 01:45 PM

The pandemic has opened the eyes of the public to larger complexities of the supply chain and how readily we took its near-flawless performance for granted. VFC is a resilient business based on long-term relationships with our local farmers and food producers – but as you’ve seen, local farms are impacted by the pandemic too. The Co-op’s retail shelves support farmers and protect the strength of our local food economy. Fresh organic produce, local organic eggs and local/ regional grass-fed meats are in good supply here!

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Tags: Cooperative, Wellness/Body Care, Health, COVID-19

Your Healthy Co-op

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Mar 04, 2020 @ 03:30 PM

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is circulating and has found it's way to the Midwest and it is concerning. Here at the Viroqua Food Co+op, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking precautions for the health of our shoppers and staff.

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Tags: Wellness/Body Care, Health

Winter Wellness with Arwyn, VFC Wellness Buyer

Posted by Arwyn Wildingway, VFC Wellness Buyer on Sun, Jan 12, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Winter Wellness

A medical diagnosis is the process of determining which condition or disease explains a person’s symptoms. Often times in western medicine, upon diagnosis the treatment is focused mainly on relieving symptoms. The medical world has been drawing connections between inflammation and ailments in the human body. Fortunately for us, the human body is always seeking a state of equilibrium achieved for optimal function (i.e. homeostasis). When you take this into consideration, you might make the connection that often times, symptoms showing up in the body are a more complicated indicator of a lack of overall balance. So what can we do to achieve such balance with our health?

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Tags: Wellness/Body Care, Andrographis, Supplements

DIY Lip Balm

Posted by on Sun, Dec 15, 2019 @ 01:08 PM

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Tags: Local, DIY, Wellness/Body Care, Beeswax, Gifts, Holiday Time

A Visit to Herb Pharm

Posted by Erin Murdock, Wellness Buyer on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @ 06:16 AM

Last August I was one of the lucky winners of a National Cooperative Grocers (NCG) Contest sponsored by Herb Pharm, which included a trip to their state-of-the-art production facility as well as their 80-acre certified organic farm surrounded by the Siskiyou Mountains in Oregon! The experience was top notch. I discovered I love the high desert and have returned to the Co-op with so much great information to share with my friends and customers!

There were many aspects of Herb Pharm that were impressive. I would like to share a few of my favorites.

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Tags: Organic, Wellness/Body Care, Herbs

Healthy Connections

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 12:33 PM

Spring is coming and with it comes the desire to “get in shape and get healthy.” Below are some suggestions to help you do just that.

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Tags: Wellness/Body Care, Vega One, Thrive, Blood Sugar Solution, Garden of Life, Live Enzymes/Probiotics

Supplements for the Cold and Flu Season

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, Jan 09, 2013 @ 09:17 AM

Naturally, the very best option to avoid the cold or flu is to keep your immune system in prime condition by healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. But alas, there are many variables to life and occasionally we need to give our immune system a supplemental boost. There are numerous options to avoid a cold or flu, as well as options to treat these conditions. Below are a few of those possibilities that we keep in stock at the Viroqua Food Co-op.

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Tags: Wellness/Body Care

Making Your Own Herb Infused Oils +Soothing Personal Lip Balm Recipe!

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Sun, Apr 01, 2012 @ 03:59 PM

Mary Kehoe,

Herbs & Spices Buyer

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Tags: Organic, Recipes, DIY, Raw, Wellness/Body Care

Introduction to Ayurveda Workshop in Viroqua Wisconsin

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 @ 10:27 AM

The Viroqua Food Coop Presents
Ayurved Susan Frank
Saturday, October 15,   2-4 p m
Vernon Memorial Hospital
Community Room #1
Viroqua, WI 54665
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Tags: Events, Wellness/Body Care

Wellness Demo 9.17.11

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Sun, Sep 11, 2011 @ 12:17 PM

Saturday September 17th

Chris Braddy will be in the store demoing Barlean’s Fish & Flax oils, Natural Factors Whey protein and Oxylent multivitamin/minerals.

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Tags: Announcements, Events, Product Information, Wellness/Body Care