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100-Mile Meal: Pop-up Restaurant Class and Dinner

  
  
  
100 Mile Meal Salad 1

On Saturday, August 10th, the Viroqua Food Co-op is teaming up with the Driftless Folk SchoolRooted Spoon Culinary, and local farmers to put on a collaborative cooking class and dinner featuring food grown within 100 miles of Viroqua. If you’ve ever been interested in learning what it takes to open a from-scratch local foods restaurant, check out the 100 Mile Meal: “Pop-up” Restaurant Class. If you are interested in attending a gourmet local foods dinner with family or friends, check out the 100 Mile Meal: The Dinner. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Driftless Folk School. Learn more about the class and dinner below.

Bike the Barns West - Sunday, June 30th 2013

  
  
  
Bike the Barns West

Do you enjoy riding your bicycle in the rolling hills of the Driftless? Do you love local food? Are you interested in learning more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and the local farms that supply produce to the Viroqua Food Co-op? If you answered yes to all those questions, do we have the event for you! 

Why Organic Seeds?

  
  
  
High Mowing Seeds

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.

St. Brigid’s Meadows Organic Autumn White Cheddar Cheese at the VFC

  
  
  
St. Brigid's Meadows, 2010
Attention VFC Shoppers! Do I have exciting news for you! Starting tomorrow, we begin carrying St. Brigid's Meadows Organic Autumn White Cheddar Cheese in the store! Wahoo! I am pretty darn excited!

Oh, and I have news that is even more exciting. Kristen and Jason Blankenheim and Vince Hundt from St. Brigid’s Meadows will be at the VFC tomorrow (Friday, March 9th) from 2:30-5:30pm sampling their brand new cheese. We hope to see you there!

Meet Your Local CSA Farmers

  
  
  
Adam Varney of Small Family CSA Farm
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.

Wine and Cheese Tasting

  
  
  
wine and cheese tasting

Stop by the Co-op from 3-6pm this Friday, March 2nd and try a variety of wines, cheese and summer sausage that we carry on our shelves. This event features:

23rd Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference

  
  
  

February 23rd - 25th, 2012

Food Fight, revolution never tasted so good

  
  
  
food fight

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.

The Del Cabo Cooperative

  
  
  
Del Cabo Tomatoes

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.

Coulee Region Co-op Community Fund

  
  
  

Do you believe in supporting local growers, in livable neighborhoods, in strong schools, in supporting other co-ops or in programs that make this community an even better place to live? Viroqua Food Co-op and its partners, the People’s Food Co-op and the Bluff Country Co-op, administer the Coulee Region Cooperative Community Fund Grant. This grant fund was established in 2003 by the People’s Food Co-op with a mission to provide supplemental or project-specific funding to local non-profit organizations which have missions consistent with the goals of our co-ops. It is a wonderful way of applying Co-op Principle 6 “Cooperation among cooperatives” and Co-op principle 7, “Concern for Community,” making our communities healthier, stronger and more sustainable.

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