Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays from Local Roots!

Our holiday farmers' markets ended Saturday with a fantastic tasting market. Several producers brought items they hope to sell at Local Roots once we have our store license, and if you weren't able to make it to the market, you missed excellent cheesecake, coffee, hummus, and so much more!

Local Roots is now closed for the holidays, with plans to reopen sometime in mid-January. We'll take advantage of this time off to renovate the space in preparation for having an actual store: pulling up carpet, scraping and refinishing the concrete floor, purchasing and moving in coolers and freezers, setting up shelf space and a bakery case, and getting final approval from the county health department. We don't have a re-opening date yet but will keep you posted as our plans move along. (We'll also try to post progress reports here with sneak previews!)

In the meantime, all of us at Local Roots wish you the happiest of holidays and hope you will join us in celebrating a Local New Year!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Local Roots Gift Certificates Now Available

It's mid-December, and maybe you're already tired of the Christmas rush. Maybe you've finished buying gifts (we haven't), but maybe you're still stumped as to what to get some of the people on your gift-giving list.

If there's anyone on your list who loves to eat, you might want to consider giving them a gift from Local Roots. We now have gift certificates available -- in whatever denomination your choose -- to help family and friends enjoy the delicious local foods you can find in the market.

Stop by Local Roots on Saturday, December 19, from 10 AM to 3 PM, for the final holiday farmers' market of the year and for your Local Roots gift certificates. There's a little something for everyone here!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Market Continues December 12th

If you've missed the excitement down at Local Roots, you've still got two more chances to check out our special holiday farmers' markets! Come to Local Roots this Saturday, December 12, from 10 AM to 3 PM, to find excellent local food and locally-crafted gifts from these producer members:

Adagio Alpacas
Adonai Acres
Boii Gardens
Boston Woodworks
Breezy Hill Farm
Broken Rocks Bakery
BW Farm
Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese
Chandra Phelan
Crestwood Farm
Crow Hill
Dogs and Country
Fiber Arts Guild
Gale J Farm
Gortner's Maple Syrup
Grain Maker
Green Vista Farm
Harvest Hill Farm
Jen Hugon Art
Karen's Garden Delights
Killbuck Valley Mushrooms
Lily Bean Gardens
Long Meadows
Moreland Fruit Farm
Muddy Fork Farm
Nature's Best
Peacock Lane
Recycled Tees
Sam Yoder
Schmidt Family Farms
Secrest Arboretum
The Shepherd's Market
Trinity Woolen Mill
Weavers' Truck Patch

We'll also have music from Tim Wilkinson, and children can visit Angie Beil of Lily Bean Gardens for fun activities.

Stop by, enjoy a cup of coffee or local cider, talk with your favorite farmers, and pick up some great local foods and gifts for your family holidays!

Come join us!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Market Day December 5

Don't forget to stop by Local Roots this Saturday, December 5, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Our holiday market will continue with a wide selection of producer members offering local food and gift items for sale, including:

Adonai Acres
Autumn Harvest Farm
Boii Gardens
Breezy Hill Farm
Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese
Fiber Arts Guild of Wayne and Holmes Counties
Green Vista Farm
Jen Hugon Art
Moreland Fruit Farm
Muddy Fork Farm
Peacock Lane Farm
Sofie Dittmann Photography

...and many more!

We'll also feature Tim Wilkinson for music (around noon), and Karen Geiser will have kid-friendly activities available for families to enjoy between 10 AM and 1 PM.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us!