|Local Roots Market & Cafe, Wooster, OH|
I've been wanting to visit the Local Roots Market in Wooster for awhile, and this weekend I finally headed south to check it out. Local Roots is a co-op (although you do not have to be a member to make purchases) which connects local food producers with consumers, and is a lot like a year round farmers market.
In addition to local foods, like this impressive display of syrups (I bought the Lemon Verbena), there is also a station for food demos, an area for live music performances, and they are currently expanding the cafe for on-site dining.
On a lower floor was a nice selection of live plants (I loved the stamped labels on these), as well as handcrafted pottery and other items for sale.
|Fresh Herb Plants for Sale|
There was a nice selection of baked goods, natural meats, handmade noodles, and jams & jellies. The fresh produce selection was reflective of the early spring offerings - ramps, stinging nettles, rhubarb, and some greens. Each producer's station has a nice placard with their photo and information about them, which I thought was a nice touch.
It's behind The Everything Rubbermaid Store, which you can walk to, and a short walk to a nice new kitchen store, Today's Kitchen Store, which is across the street from Rubbermaid.
|Everything Rubbermaid Store|