Welcome to Local Roots!
If this is your first time here, click on JOIN in the red bar or REGISTER NEW USER.
Use the promotion code "One_Month_Free" for a free one month membership.
When you register, you will receive our weekly emails to remind you when the buying pages are opening and closing. You may click on the live link in the message to go directly to this page. We also give information on our Producers when we feature a Producer.
For questions or concerns, please contact us.
4&20 Bake Shop
Avery's Branch Farms
Black Hand Coffee Co
Cumberland Middle School
Deer Run Farm
Forrest Green Farm
Goats R Us via Manakintowne
Good Health Herbs
Great Harvest Bread Co
Hobby Hill Farm Fresh
Honey's Homemade Stuff
Manakintowne Specialty Growers
Misty Morning Sunrise Farm
Old Church Creamery
Rain or Shine Greenhouse Gardens
Three Hens Candle Co
Trails End Farm
Tuckahoe Lamb & Cattle Co
Tuckahoe Plantation Flowers
Verde Natural Florals
Wild Earth Farms
About Local Roots Food Co-Op
Local Roots Food Co-Op, a program of the Center for Rural Culture, connects our community with fresh, healthy food straight from our local farmers.
With one order, one payment and one pick up, you can order food directly from over 40 different family owned and operated farms and small businesses right here in our area.
At Local Roots you shop by the item from our participating farms selecting only the items you would like to order. There is no minimum order and you are not required to order each week.
Our farmers share with you details about their products and their practices so you can make the best decisions for your family's health and nutrition needs. Completely transparent, you will know exactly where your food is coming from and are encouraged to contact your farmers directly with questions.
How Local Roots Works
Each week our producers post the products they have available, setting their own prices, uploading their own descriptions and photos. You can read about their farming practices and contact them directly with questions.
Using our Buying Pages, you shop online with us any time between Friday at noon to Monday at midnight. You pay for your order online and then pick it up on the following Thursday afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00 pm at one of our area pickup locations.
Orders are delivered fresh, straight from the farms on Thursdays. Our producers share in the delivery process and we rely on volunteers to sort the orders at the pickup locations. This cooperative system allows us to keep delivery costs down to a minimum meaning more money goes back to the producers.
How Local Roots is Different
Our innovative online buying program allows small farms to sell their products as they come available at a competitive fair price that is set by them.
There is no minimum supply required for them to sell, allowing very small start up farms to grow and expand into a larger marketplace. We like to think of ourselves as an incubator for small sustainable farms.
Because our producers share in the delivery, we are able to keep our costs low. That means more money goes back to the farms.
We are not a reseller. When you order you are buying directly from the producers in our market.