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 better, more social way to connect people and their communities to local farmers. Creating Local Roots was my solution to the gap between farm to table. Not only does it support local farmers but also the local businesses that we symbiotically partner with for our markets.
WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT THAN MEAL KITS OR OTHER FOOD DELIVERY SYSTEMS?
Having markets not only encourages the social aspect to shopping with us, but also greatly reduces waste. When you order a food kit or have groceries delivered they tend to come with an excessive amount of packaging. At are local market locations you can bring your own reusables and stop it at your favorite bar for a drink all at the same time.