From Soil to City


Our founder Wen-Jay makes parsnip unicorns with Marco Canora, owner of Hearth and Brodo and Chef Jeffrey Held, manager of our NYU account and representative of Union Square Hospitality Group

Earlier this week was the 6 year anniversary of Local Roots NYC. We will celebrate officially with our annual mini conference The Good Fest on May 21st! This week was full of beautiful moments that make me – Wen-Jay, the founder – so proud of how Local Roots NYC is growing and maturing.

Thank you forever and ever for everyone who eats our food, follows us on social media, grows and makes food for our weekly markets and inspire me through their work and philosophies. Thanks to the venues that host our markets and events, people that learn at our cooking classes or make friends at our events, my amazing staff, and anyone who lends a skill to help build a communally based Local Roots food system. Thank you to Howard Hughes Corp for welcoming us into the Seaport District which we have called home for the past 2 years, my parents for accepting and supporting a very non traditional career choice, my friends who still try to make plans with me despite my nutso schedule, chefs that truly cook seasonally and are ingredient driven, everyone who works in food who breathes passion, my fellow entrepreneurs, Good Work Institute for changing how I run my business, strong females, healthy land that has rich soils, fresh air and clean water, and everyone and everything in between that make every day running Local Roots NYC beautiful and nourishing.


Want to be a bigger part of the Local Roots food system? We welcome all kinds of skills to contribute to the work we do. If you have skills in web design, content creation, graphic design, culinary skills and more – we want to hear from you! Email to get involved and check out our website for more information. 

For the weekly sharelist, upcoming events, and words that inspired us this week see the rest of our newsletter here.