Friday, January 8, 2010

A Midwinter Market's Dream

Have you been missing your local foods? We sure have!

But as volunteers wrap up the renovations at Local Roots over the next week or so, we're getting ready to reopen -- not as the indoor farmers' market you saw in November and December, but as a store, with areas designated for broad categories of food and producers' items grouped within those categories.

(If you haven't stopped by the web site lately, download and read our Market Update (PDF) to find out more about what you can expect.)

On Saturday, January 23, from 10 AM to 3 PM, stop by Local Roots to see the end results of the renovations: new (old and refinished) floor, new plumbing and electrical for store facilities and equipment, and a new wall (replaced after the electrical work was done). We'll also plan to have demonstrations of the online order system for members, so you should be able to place your first order!

At 1 PM on the 23rd, don't forget to stop by for our first Eat At Home discussion to share questions and ideas about eating locally and how we can all do more to support a local food system. Bring your lunch and your thoughts!

On Saturday, January 30, we will officially reopen Local Roots, the Market. Hours have yet to be decided, but you can expect them to be roughly what they were for the farmers' market. We'll be talking to producer members to find out what all they will have to sell -- we think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of local foods, even in winter.

We'll also have our new coffee bar open, so you can enjoy a cup of hot, locally-roasted, delicious coffee along with some very tempting local baked goods while you shop or sit and talk with friends.

Don't let cabin fever get you down this winter -- come to Local Roots!

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