From Soil to City

Meet Your Farmer: Brooklyn Grange

Next time you’re walking down Flushing Ave in Brooklyn, look up. You might see a glimpse of a rooftop farm growing your Local Roots salad mix and micro greens. The Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm is the world’s largest soil rooftop

Memories of a Food Celebration From our Founder’s Mother

Here at Local Roots NYC, we believe food connects us not only to our land and the people who grow our food, but it connects us to each other. Through our food stories, we can share intimate memories and when we cook

As Seen On Primal Kitchen

Our founder was interviewed by Primal Kitchen on how she started Local Roots NYC and the standards she follows to find partnering farms. Below is a snippet. You can find the whole article and more of Wen-Jay’s recipes at

All About The Mushroom

The American composer John Cage had an equal love for mushrooms as he did for music. In the 1960s, Cage made a living by supplying New York restaurants like the Four Seasons his own foraged mushrooms. His original recipes for “dogsup”,

How to Eat to Lose Weight

Did you try one of each of the cookies on Santa’s plate? Indulge in latkes with extra sour cream and brisket? Good! We did too! And now the New Year is upon us and we are ready to real it

New Year, New Trends

Starting Fresh & Healthy This New Year The New Year is among us and we couldn’t be more excited. The New Year is another chance to regroup and get clear on your intentions for the upcoming year in front of you.

Letter from our Founder

Dear Members, I write this, sitting in an old barn overlooking the snowy land of Upstate NY. This is the home a talented farmer whose vegetables have made guest appearances in Local Roots NYC. This talented farmer is also now

Sustainable Christmas Tree Options

As the holidays approach, with good cheer and presents galore, some of us might feel a little guilty about the amount of waste that we produce during this festive season. Between the extra packaging, gift wrap, cards and maybe even

Interview with Wen-Jay Ying, Founder and Program Director, Local Roots NYC

Wen-Jay Ying, Founder and Program Director, Local Roots NYC Wen-Jay Ying is the founder and director of Local Roots NYC which empowers New Yorkers to be home chefs by offering high quality, local and sustainably grown produce through a network of

Winter Foods & How to Stay Healthy

With Fall here and Winter approaching, our produce is changing along with how we eat it. During this time, local produce can be hard to find when cold weather inhibits crop growth. Fall/Winter produce consists of root vegetables like beets,