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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

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips!

Keep Calm and cook Thanksgiving dinner the Local Roots way! With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we wanted to provide some tips to alleviate any potential stress. Especially if you’re hosting and/or cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, we know how much pressure it

Meet our Local Roots member, Brian!

  What’s your favorite thing about getting your food through Local Roots? the sheer volume.  I shop at the local farmer’s markets but nothing pushes your culinary creativity like a giant bag of capa cabbage or a week’s worth of

Wen-Jay´s Quince and Broccoli Rabe cooking tips

Wen-Jay shares some easy cooking tips for Fall produce. “I cook at home frequently and have a hard time following recipes (it’s easier for me to cook using intuition rather than step-by-step directions) so I prefer simple recipes like the ones we

Bee Pollen, the most nutritious food.

You may have heard about Bee Pollen but what exactly is it and what are the powerful benefits this tiny concoction holds? Bee pollen is the pollen ball that has been packed by worker honeybees into pellets. Bees collect pollen

Guest Chef Spotlight: Angel Veza

One of the best parts of working at Local Roots is that we get to work with some pretty amazing chefs. One of our favorite contributing chefs is Angel Veza. We first met Angel at an event hosted by Change

Meet Our Food Family: Kiara McCracken

We always say that Local Roots NYC is more than just just weekly groceries; rather, we are a movement and a community. One of the key things that sets us apart is our ongoing commitment to education and empowering people

Owners Mag Interview With Local Roots Founder

Owner’s Magazine recently spent the afternoon with us at our Bedstuy market and interviewed our founder Wen-Jay Ying. You can read the full article here. HOW’D YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR LOCAL ROOTS? I wanted to find a

Tips for your Farm Share

Feel like it’s been awhile? Check out these How To tips to get back in the swing of things!