On January 26, 2019, Local Roots Market and Cafe will celebrate its ninth year in operation. Local Roots began with a one-day-per-week market in January 2010. Since that time, it has developed into vibrant community space, open 6 days per week, serving lunch by local chefs, and supporting approximately 275 producers annually.
The Birthday Party at Local Roots will feature free carrot cake, baked by Betsy Anderson, founding member of Local Roots and owner of Betsy’s Bake Shop, one of the many local food producers that sells at the market.
The day will also feature lunch prepared by “Friends in the Kitchen,” a mix of friends of the market and cooks working together to make delicious dishes using seasonal ingredients from the market.
Other events include live music and singing a special “birthday song” written by Board Member and musician Susan English. Of course, a birthday party would not be complete without cards, and Local
Roots volunteers will have a special card-making station where friends can make a handmade card to be displayed in the market.
The market will be open regular hours, 10am-5pm on January 26, and most activities will take place starting at 11am.