“To establish a year-round market place for the purpose of connecting consumers and producers of locally grown foods and other agricultural products. Our goals are to encourage healthy eating, expand local economic development, promote community involvement, and sustainable living.”
What is “Local Roots”?
Local Roots is a new type of market that provides a year-round outlet where shoppers can conveniently browse a variety of products from over 100 local producers.
In addition to the market, Local Roots serves as an informal community center, hosting meetings of local organizations and presenting classes on topics such as gardening, healthy cooking, and crafts.
What makes Local Roots different?
- Local Roots is a Producer/Consumer Cooperative that depends on memberships
- All products are local (defined as made or grown in Ohio)
- Products are sold on consignment by the producer (no brokers or middle-men allowed) so customers know where their food comes from
- Local Roots keeps costs low by relying on volunteers who care about the mission. 85% of the selling price goes back to the producer where it belongs!
What will you find at the market?
Local Roots proudly offers the best of Ohio:
- Fresh, seasonal produce including heirloom, organic, and chemical-free varieties
- Frozen meats from grass-fed beef to pastured pork, poultry and lamb
- Freshly baked breads, sweets & snacks
- Locally made jams & jellies
- Maple syrup, raw honey
- Grass based milk & gourmet cheeses
- Cage-free and pastured eggs
- Handmade arts & crafts
- One-of-a-kind gifts
- And more!
Local Roots Market and Café brings a fresh new approach to food:
- connecting consumers and producers of locally grown foods and other agricultural products
- encouraging healthy eating through fresh bakery items, café dishes, cooking demonstrations, and other educational programs
- expanding local economic development through jobs, increased income for farmers, and support for other businesses
- promoting community involvement by providing meeting space, product development assistance, and connections to neighboring businesses and organizations
- promoting sustainable living by supporting small local farms, reducing energy consumption from farm to plate, and modeling alternative energy resources
- education programs on cooking, food preservation, healthy and economical eating, and other issues relating to sustainability