Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

For the week of Thanksgiving, Local Roots Market will be open different hours:

Tuesday from 11 AM to 7 PM
Wednesday from 11 AM to 7 PM
CLOSED Thursday and Friday
Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM

Stop in for your last-minute purchases for your holiday table!

On Saturday, November 27, Local Roots will also host the monthly Artisan Day. Several producer members will be on hand to display and sell their hand-crafted treasures, with everything from homespun yarns and hand-knit garments to wood crafts, jewelry, pottery, and other locally-crafted gift items of beauty and use. Start your holiday gift shopping here!

Saturday evening at 6 PM, we'll have a "Tired of Turkey?" potluck. Plates and serving ware will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Join us in giving thanks for a successful year at the market!

And enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Hours at the Market

At Local Roots, we're encouraging people to eat locally for Thanksgiving. The quintessential American harvest festival, Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the bounty of the earth -- and we are definitely seeing that bounty at the market!

Stop by the market or read the November newsletter to find out what products are available for special order for the holidays. From turkey to pie, you're bound to find something delicious.

For the week of Thanksgiving, hours will change slightly. The market will be open Tuesday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 24 from 11 AM to 7 PM. Local Roots will be closed on Thanksgiving Day itself as well as on Friday, November 26. The market will reopen at 9 AM on Saturday, November 27 for the monthly Artisan Day.

Come celebrate with us!

Ohio Department of Agriculture Helps Out Again!

From a press release by the Ohio Department of Agriculture:

On October 28, Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs joined members of the Wooster Local Foods Cooperative to announce that Local Roots Market and Cafe in Wooster will receive a $29,500 grant from the department.

The grant, provided by the Ohio Department of Agriculture's rural rehab fund, will help Local Roots to make improvements for their producers and begin renovations for a commercial kitchen that will create jobs, encourage entrepreneurship and provide a place for Ohioans to learn new job skills.

"Local Roots is an exceptional, local food co-op that supports its neighborhood, connects the community back to agriculture and provides access to one of our most basic needs -- fresh, local, affordable food," said Boggs. "Today, I am proud to announce that, on behalf of Governor Ted Strickland and the State of Ohio, Local Roots will receive funding to continue the good work of this local market."

Local co-ops and farmers markets are a vital part of Gov. Ted Strickland's Ohio Neighborhood Harvest Initiative, which was created to improve access to Ohio-grown products, ensure that people in every neighborhood have access to affordable, healthy food and help boost our rural and urban economies.

Local Roots Market & Cafe is a year-round market place that helps connect consumers with producers of locally grown foods and other agricultural products to encourage healthy eating, expand local economic development, and promote community involvement and sustainable agriculture.

For more information about the Ohio Neighborhood Harvest Initiative and sustainable agriculture, visit