S08 E05 – This week we tour the driftless region and visit Driftless Organics, Viroqua Food Co-Op, and Rooted Spoon.




This week on Wisconsin Foodie, we head out west to visit Driftless Organics. They have been providing the driftless region with organics for over 20 years. Recently, they have been expanding into sunflower oils. With acres upon acres of sunflowers, it is truly a sight to behold. Driftless Organics also supplies people with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) every week straight from their farm.






Then we drive into Viroqua to meet with Chef Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon at Viroqua Food Co-Op. The co-op has been a staple in the community and just recently celebrated it’s 20th anniversary. Priding itself with local, organic food, they have also committed themselves to the P6 movement. P6 stands for Principal 6 which promotes local, small producers and co-ops and encourages customers to think about where their food is coming from. We walk around the co-op with Dani as she picks up the last of her ingredients for her monthly dinner at Rooted Spoon.






With paprika in hand, we go to Rooted Spoon to prepare for their 1st Thursday dinner. Rooted Spoon primarily works as a catering business that does Friday cocktails, Sunday brunch, and monthly themed dinners. This Thursday, the theme is Portuguese food and we show their process from the trout fritters to the sun gold tomatos!






Driftless Organics


Viroqua Food Co-Op


Rooted Spoon






S08 E05 – Driftless Organics | Viroqua Food Co-Op & Rooted Spoon

Episode airs: 2/04/16
Station: Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Public Television
Radio Tower Productions

Director/Producer: Arthur Ircink
Host: Kyle Cherek
Camera: Jim Michaels, Nelson Schneider, Arthur Ircink, Erik Ljung
Edit: Dan Ollman, Nelson Schneider, Arthur Ircink

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