Give Big, Shop Small

Vernon County area businesses and local artisans provide unique, quality products and many of have pivoted to ensure you can shop locally safely with online sales, delivery, contactless curbside pick up, and more.  

Be sure to check back often as we update this list!

ALL Vernon County Businesses are invited to Submit Their Business at the Bottom of This Page 

Art / Music / Books / Entertainment      

  • Art of Dan Howard – Local artist Dan Howard paints recognizable scenes from western Wisconsin. Limited edition prints and hand framed originals are available. 
  • Central Park Art Gallery – Magnificent one of a kind art gallery in Coon Valley.  Contact Floyd at 608.498.0593 is you’d like to set up a private showing.
  • Drew Shonka Photography – Offers Covid-safe portrait and commercial photography, from head shots to family shoots, weddings to products to wall art. A current display of antique tractors can be seen at the Driftless Café.
  • Driftless Makers Pop Up Shop – Goods made by hand here in Vernon county – available online Sat Nov 28 – Dec 15. There will be local pickup as well as regular shipping options! Hand cut and pounded leather goods, artisanal chocolates, skillfully crafted seasonal herbal wares, homegrown wreaths, and much much more. Thank you for helping us keep the love where it’s really needed this year – right here at home!
  • Driftless Books and Music – Closed for the Winter but New books available on our bookshop site.  New, Used, Rare, & Antiquarian Books. Records and tapes, sheet music and maps and so much more.
  • Folk Art Collective – Mexican folk Art-pottery, paper maché, textiles…Thank you for supporting us by purchasing a piece of our art or by sharing our website with one of your friends.
  • Kathie Wheeler Fine Art – Oil paintings of the people and places in the Driftless region and beyond, as well as commissioned portraits. All are welcome to stop in the studio on main street in Viroqua 
  • One Eyed Cat Crafts – Puts the “Fun” in “Functional Ceramics”. Each item is hand crafted with care and an eye for quality. Unique and one of a kind, I set out to make the cup, or bowl, that you will fight over in your cupboard. 
  • Parrish Music  – Musical instruments guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, hand drums, orchestral, kids department and more. Unique gift items and meditation supplies.  Offering contactless curbside pickup and private shopping, etc…
  • Viewpoint Farm FibersHand-wovens, yarns, handmade garments, rugs, hand-dyed yarns, etc.
  • Woodhookers Antiques – woodhookers purveyors of fine junque.. located in the main street market viroqua. we have a fun shop lots of items for all ages… come check us out… its the cool thing to do!!!          

Clothing / Fashion / Jewelry

  • Braxx & Co -Stud, Faux & Custom Earrings.  I create beautiful & fun earrings. I am able to do custom requests, school logos, favorite tv show characters or I can even turn your favorite photo into a set of earrings.   
  • The Drifting Boutique – Trendy women’s clothing and accessories. We have gift cards and are happy to personal shop for you!  (608) 606-9371
  • Embroidery & more – custom apparel decoration.  From Individual pieces of clothing, to business apparel and whole team apparel, we have you covered. Gift certificates available. 608-634-3060 
  • Red Lantern Leatherworks – Custom Leather Belts and Accessories. 608.632.6520

Food / Drink

  • B&E’s Trees – Your home for Certified Organic Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup. Now aged for 2 years in bourbon barrels, our syrup is a delicious taste of the Driftless, and makes a great gift for your favorite people. 
  • Cowboy David’s Special Order Bakery –  AMAZING cookies, cakes, cupcakes, Super Muffins, Super Brownies, Candied Confections, and our ever expanding collection of vegan, sugar free, and gluten free options really are the best. Ever.
  • Deep Rooted – A Certified Organic farm, supplying the greater La Crosse area with fresh, local, organic tomatoes and produce. We are dedicated to our community, and environment and use our resources for the betterment of both. Tomatoes, grown for flavor and beauty are our specialty, and we have a festival, Tasty Tomato Festival, to celebrate labor day weekend. We also offer a variety of organic produce and vegetable transplants, bedding plants, perennials, landscaping services, cut flowers, and workshops.
  • The Driftless Cafe – With over 200 certified organic farms in Vernon County alone, The Driftless Cafe utilizes the vast bounty and passion of the local farming community. We welcome you! We are honored to be doing what we love, in a region we cafe so deeply for. 
  • Driftless Provisions -Handcrafted Charcuterie – good food to gather around.  We can gather, connect, and share good food even from afar. Visit our online store to curate your own selection or choose one of our packages and share a charcuterie board.      
  • Hillsboro Brewing Co. / Hillsboro Exchange Co – Gift cards and curbside pick up and more for many local craft beers, food and ever popular HBC merchandise!
  • Holvy’s Cafe and Catering – Restaurant, catering. We are open Monday through Saturday 6:30 am to 1:00 pm. Breakfast is our specialty! 
  • Klinkner Kountry Store – We are a small family dairy farm located in the Liberty Pole (Rural Viroqua) area. We specialize in Family Farm Fresh Beef and Pork, Westby Co-op Creamery Dairy products, and country decor.     608.606.0183    
  • Pacifico  – Best Mexican food in Viroqua!
  • Papas Bar B Q – Papas offer gift certificates! If you buy a gift certificate between Dec 1 thru Dec 20, 2020 for 15$ or more we will add an additional 5$ to your gift. 608.293.0547
  • Rooted Spoon Culinary/Kitchen Table – Custom Catering, Take Out (Thursday 3-course ethnic dinners & Friday Taco Platters), & Bottle Shop (local sodas/craft beer, wine, liquor)  Thank you for your support!! 
  • Tangled Hickory – Untangle your day at Tangled Hickory! Located in the heart of downtown Viroqua, offers bistro-style dishes, seasonal delicacies, decadent desserts, craft beers, martinis and cocktails. Our wine shop features the best of the Driftless area…and beyond!  
  • The Cheese Store and More – Many varieties of Wisconsin made cheeses, butter, sausages, jams, jellies, honey, & maple syrup. Also make cheese trays and gift boxes. We can ship your order nationwide. 
  • The Westby Blend – A quaint coffee shop that prides themselves on offering traditional, slower methods to making their coffee while using quality beans from a company that helps to support small farmers from all over the world, Equal Exchange Fair Trade. They also offer some delicious food options! Including their hearty soup weekly special, handmade snail shaped pretzels with dip, and Kvarnström Bakery’s delicious sweet treats. Open Wed – Sat 9am-5:30pm and Sun 9am-2pm.                
  • Valley Fudge and Candy – 50+ varieties of handcrafted fudge made fresh daily with locally-sourced ingredients. Custom gift baskets available in all price ranges.                
  • Vernon Vineyards –  family owned 100% local winery located just outside of Viroqua. Vernon Vineyards has 16 different wines and our wine jelly which make for the perfect gift! Thanks for supporting local business!
  • Viroqua Food Co+op – Your community-owned food co-op offering organic and local foods, prepared foods for take-out, and bakery items. VFC also has cookbooks, calendars, candles, and many other mercantile options. Open 7am-9pm. Avoid the crowds – shop before 10am or after 6pm. Curbside pickup available- see our website for details
  • Walnut Burger – Made from hearty and organic ingredients, Forest and Kestrel have made it their mission to share this gem of a burger with the world.
  • Wonderstate Coffee
    Organic & Sustainable Coffee Roasters, coffee shop and eatery. For more than a decade, we have been sourcing and roasting the highest quality, organic coffees and selling them to cafes, co-ops and grocery stores throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond. 

Health / Beauty

  • Blissful Health Massage Therapy – Massage promotes well-being, relaxation, and contentment.  The art of the healing touch has many phenomenal benefits.  Gift Certificates available
  • City Styles – Local professional Hair Salon offering haircuts, hair color, perms, manicure and pedicures. Gift Certificates available. 608.637.3223
  • Essential Therapy & Massage – Located in the heart of the  Kickapoo Valley we offer Massage Services, Body Treatment Spa Services, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products & Services.  608-627-1648
  • E.K.P. Salon -Offering Beauty to the community!  Gift Certificates available. 608.632.4342 
  • HempScience – When buying HempScience products, you are helping support small family farms that grow USDA certified organic hemp flowers.  Our promise to you are clean, safe, and premium hemp products that support small farmers that are helping the earth.  See HempScience’s brand new website to buy their superior products online.
  • Linnea Wyant Hair -Hair Salon offering Gift Certificates and holiday specials (curbside pickup/ contact-free available)  Committed to providing exceptional service and expertise that is specialized to you or that special person on your gift list!  
  • LuSa Organics  – Organic + zero-waste skincare and home products
  • salteasoak – small batch herbal + salt bath soaks, body oils and balms!
  • Shabby To Chic Salon – locally owned salon & boutique offering a variety of the latest styles and unique accessories to make you look and feel your best. 
  • Simple In Nature – Organic Ingredients. Clean Skincare. Handcrafted, small batch soaking salts, sugar scrubs, and body oils. Everything your skin needs, nothing it doesn’t.
  • TT Nails – Our relaxed nail salon and spa provides a welcoming and luxurious space for clients to feel truly pampered, whilst experiencing a level of sophistication. 
  • Quality of Life Chiropractic – Offering gift certificates for chiropractic care- great gift for family and friends! Call the office (#608-637-6767) to make arrangements. 

Home / Gifts

  • Buzzy’s Inc. – See what the “BUZZ” is all about!! Furniture Store selling furniture, mattresses and home decor.  Free delivery. Gift certificates are always available and a great Christmas gift!
  • Corner Collectibles – Lots of antiques and Collectibles. Something for everyone! 608.606.1193
  • Donna’s Daughters – Vintage, upcycled, repurposed, painted furniture, farmhouse style, industrial, retro, jewelry and local handmade treasures.
  • From Hand and Home – Local crafters, artists and locally sourced products
  • Gracie’s Hutch – Gifts and antique shop.  Offering curbside pick up and private shopping experiences.
  • Gary’s Rock Shop – Specialty nature shop offering crystals, stones, fossils and minerals from around the world. Local artist and native made jewelry. Unique stone lamps, candleholders and gifts from mother earth. 
  • Moonview Wood Shop – Laser tumbles, mugs, glasses, cutting & cheese slicer, signs, misc small gifts. As always custom laser and wood projects are welcome! 608.606.0236
  • Rockweiler Appliance & TV – Major Appliances and TVs. Shop local this holiday season! Rockweiler Appliance and TV might have something that will fill your list. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
  • Second Nature at Reads Creek – Destination Nursery, Garden Center and Gift Shop. Enjoy some time to relax on our porch. Take a walk and view the eagles through the spotting scope. Let the kids feed the koi fish. Come for the plants, stay for the experience.
  • Spoken Wood Design – We build beautiful, functional furniture from centuries-old wood reclaimed from the farms around our Midwest community. Each piece of wood finds a new life in our hands, and carries with it the strength and beauty of its past.  Reclaimed wood tables.  Giving new life to log cabins and old barn wood. 
  • Thrifty Pickin’s –  Something for Everyone….repurposed furniture, recycled items, signage, primitive and rustic decor, vintage/antiques, clothes, candles, fudge and specialty foods, jewelry, and many local Vendor Booths with varieties.   
  • Viroqua Public Market  – Join us for safe and local shopping. We have over 100 local vendors in an indoor market that is reminiscent of an outdoor street market or fair. Thousands of items for everyone! 

Lodging

  • Kickapoo Valley Ranch Guest Cabins    – One of the highest rated lodging facility in the Midwest on TripAdvisor,  Luxuriously appointed, yet unpretentious. Eight amazing, five-star guest cabins surrounded by a vast forest preserve in the heart of The Driftless.

  • Viroqua Heritage Inn – In the style of a small town boutique hotel, The Viroqua Heritage Inn is comprised of two 1890’s Historic Landmark Homes located one block from Viroqua’s National Downtown Historic DistrictThese award winning, Victorian era, five-star properties offers guests a restful respite from everyday busy life in an elegant and notoriously luxurious setting.  608.637.3306     

  • Waters Edge Bait and Tackle – Plus Cabins and Motel! Gift certificates work great for your sportsman . If you would like to give someone a getaway, you can buy gift certificates for a weekend stay!                

Other Awesomeness

  • Chaseburg Coop – Products and gift cards all the way from pet food, bird seeds to animal feed to gas and tires for vehicles to Bear Mountain wood pellets to LP gas and much more. We are your locally owned and operated Coop.
  • Clark Powersport  – Kawasaki UTVs & ATVs, Generac Generators, PJ Trailers, Stealth Trailers, Jumping Jack Trailers, and DR Power Equipment & Mowers and much more…And don’t miss our current manufacturer deals and financing offers.
  • County Seat Laundry – Vernon County’s newest and only full- and self-service laundromat. Daily discounts, a money-saving rewards program, Wash and Fold with Doorstep Delivery service, dry cleaning and commercial laundry services.
  • Cowboy David’s Special Order Bakery –  AMAZING cookies, cakes, cupcakes, Super Muffins, Super Brownies, Candied Confections, and our ever expanding collection of vegan, sugar free, and gluten free options really are the best. Ever.
  • Driftless Angler – Fly shop and guide service specializing in fly fishing the trout streams of the Driftless area 
  • Down A Country Road – Features 6 unique gift shops on our farm in the heart of Wisconsin’s largest Amish community. Vernon County is home to over 350 Amish families. Our gift shops feature products made by the Amish, and also other local artisans. 
  • Krause Monument – Engraved granite including rocks, memorials, accessories and more. Gift certificates are available. 
  • Lorr Computer Solutions – LorrCS can recommend solutions, help implement them, and help train so things run smoothly. Curb-side pickup/drop-off upon request..
  • Old Oak Inn, Acorn Lounge, and Reception Hall – Lodging, Restaurant, Venue. Gift certificates in all price ranges.      
  • Three Witches Farm & Stables –  Horse Riding Lessons, Guided Trail Rides, Wagon or Sleigh Rides, Camps, Clinics & small gift shop
  • United Country – Oakwood Realty LLC – Local real estate company that help people “find there freedom” whether it be in buying or selling property. 
  • Vernon Electric Cooperative – Give the gift of power (must be a Vernon Electric member) – Gift Certificates available.
  • Vernon Technology Center – Offering technology advice, products, and services to residents and businesses in the Coulee Region. 
  • UberDork Designs – A spunky design house that runs on coffee, sass, and love. Design services and shop
  • West Fork Builders – New builds, plus remodeling.  Fourty years in the building trades. We do many projects both inside and outside.   Call 608.304.6785 or check out FB page.

  • West Fork Sports Club – Part of the community since 1966 partnering partner with many conservation groups to improve streams and welcome tourists to the area. Each angler spends $400+ per day in our community. We have a campground and a clubhouse to rent with kitchen, bar for events. Reasonable rates. We raise brook trout with Living waters Bible Camp, offer environmental classes, work with Science classes from Viroqua HS an Shabazz HS. A private club with a low membership fee allows members a bit of ownership in the beautiful Westfork of the Kickapoo River in Avalanche WI. Please send campers and conservationists to our club.