Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

All of us at Local Roots wish you a wonderful feast with family and friends today, and we hope that you'll join us in giving thanks for all the farmers and food producers who brought that food to our tables.

We're also giving thanks today for all the people who have supported our dreams and our plans over the past year and more. We've had many generous benefactors along the way and appreciated the ongoing moral and other support from our families and friends as we worked through the details to make our dream of a year-round farmers' market a reality.

We're thankful for the kindness and support of people around the community and beyond -- like our recent special guest, Gene Logsdon, who wrote about our endeavor on his web site -- for carrying our message of fresh local food near and far.

And we're thankful for all of the enthusiastic shoppers who have walked through our doors in the past month and helped us launch Local Roots with a tremendous financial push.

We'll be open again this Saturday, November 28, from 10 AM to 3 PM for a continuation of our successful holiday market, and you'll be able to find gifts from local artists and crafters as well as our usual excellent selection of local foods.

Come join us -- and help us give thanks!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Found you through Gene Logsdon's blog. Your coop sounds fantastic and I've actually been thinking of setting up something similar once we're "grown up" (my husband and I are still plodding through grad school at the moment). I would be very, very, very interested in hearing how you got it all together.

    Of course you're probably still busy just *keeping* it together right now, but one of these days you ought to write a book or guerilla shopkeeper's manual or whatnot- there are a lot of people out there who'd love to have a place like Local Roots, and the only way to get is probably just to build it.

  2. Mellifera, thanks for stopping by! We were thrilled to have Gene visit -- and then to spread such nice words about us!

    Actually, a short book is on the list of things we'd like to do in order to document what we've done. In the meantime, do visit the web site and get on our mailing list for the newsletter -- it won't give you all the information you're looking for but will keep you up to date with our activities.