Thanksgiving Locavore Challenge

Local Roots Market and Café is issuing a “Thanksgiving Locavore Challenge”.  The goal is to encourage people to source the ingredients for their feast locally, cook, and get to know the story behind their food.

What does local mean? It’s not just where the ingredients are bought, but where they come from. Many people use 100 miles as a guideline, but Local Roots is challenging people to know the sources of their Thanksgiving Dinner.

“There is a story behind everything we eat,” says Betsy Anderson, Local Roots Board Member. “We think that story is important to folks feeling the thanks this holiday is about.”

Interested participants can join and share the event from the Local Roots Facebook page  Participants are encouraged to share recipes, photos, ingredient sources, and thoughts on the meaning of the holiday.

challenge turkey

This turkey is challenging you…to get to know the story behind your food this Thanksgiving!


Talking Turkey

Still taking orders for turkeys!  Order your freshly dressed (not frozen), pasture raised, non-GMO feed turkeys until Monday 11/23 from these farms:

Martha’s Farm, Ashland - $4.99/lb

Questions?  Contact Martha at 419-281-3048

Purchaser must be able to pick up from Martha at Local Roots Wooster on 11/25 between 11am -5pm.

 Nutra Foods, Coschocton – heritage breed, $6/lb

Questions?  Contact Henry at 330-473-5639

Will deliver to Local Roots Wooster Wednesday, 11/25 (morning).

 Place order at Local Roots, email, or contact the producer by Monday, 11/23.martha turkeys

(Photo from Martha’s Farm 10/17)

Easy Stretch Chair Yoga: Thursdays from 10:30-11:15am

Chair Yoga incorporates breathing and yoga poses in a manner that allows access to the benefits of yoga for all.

We will practice some poses seated and some poses standing with the support of the chair.  You will find that this practice offers strength building endurance, balance improvement and flexibility.  You might surprise yourself with more ease in doing some of the basic activities in life like reaching into cupboards, turning to see over your shoulder while driving, playing with children & grandchildren & great-grandchildren, and more.

Breathing combined with movement offers an overall calming effect and sense of well-being.  We close each session with a guided relaxation. You may find yourself taking your yoga smile out into the world!.

Class is taught by Kathy Rusiska, certified yoga instructor for Chair Yoga Classes.  Kathy has taught at HealthPoint & Moca House.

Cost is $8.00 per class or $35.00 for 5 class package.  No registration necessary.

**PLEASE NOTE:  Chair yoga will be on Tuesday the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas

chair yoga