Origins of Local Roots

The members of Local Roots received the 2010 Local Hero Award from Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs. Opening their doors for operations only in January of 2010, Local Roots has grown quickly from 12 to 500 members, including 110 participating farmers. Local Roots was established through a collaboration with the Wayne County Commissioners who made the empty storefront available to the establishment of the cooperative. Learn about how Local Roots all began when people were having trouble finding food for Thanksgiving dinner in farm country.