About Us

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.