‘Munch’ food celebration to be held in Viroqua Feb. 19

MUNCH, a mid-winter, open-house celebration of local food and related activities, will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 N. Main St., Viroqua.
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The MUNCH event will feature tastings of food grown in the region, beverages made in Viroqua, cooking and gardening demonstrations, a winter farmers market, children’s activities, tours of the Food Enterprise Center, live music, and information on wellness and other health topics.

Sylvan Meadows, Snow Pac Foods, Austin’s Rush Creek Farm, Small Family CSA Farm, Dragonfly Pepper Company, Fizzeology, Sugar Shack, Kickapoo Coffee and Wisco Pop will offer food and beverages.

Fifth Season Cooperative will offer samples of its new frozen blend products for institutional food-service markets, plus master gardener Roger Reynolds will give a demonstration on lasagna gardening.

Also, area musicians Bob Hill and Jay Hoffman will provide entertainment, and information on Growing Gardeners Initiative, LuSa Organics and other food, health or wellness-related organizations will be available.

Sue Noble, executive director of Vernon Economic Development Association, said, “We want to get community folks out to celebrate food and wellness. Learn more about businesses in our area. Bring your friends and family to meet local producers who will be sampling and selling wonderful local products.”

Fifth Season Cooperative, Growing Gardeners Initiative, Viroqua Chamber Main Street, Viroqua Food Coop, and Vernon Economic Development Association are organizing the event.

Admission is free. For more information, call (608) 638-8332.

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