Clean and pure foods + products, ethically and sustainably produced, direct from the earth – it’s good for you, good for the farmer, good for the distributor and good for the planet.
THE ROOTS Standard
We have the very high standards for the items on our shelves, the foods from our kitchen, our juices and smoothies, the coffee from the espresso bar and the produce that we offer. We spend countless hours researching suppliers and their products so that we can offer you products that are organic. non-gmo and sustainably grown and products that are as close to the source as possible! That means – items free from artificial preservatives, synthetic pesticides, ripening agents, growth hormones, irradiation, fumigants, fungicides or other additives.
We make every effort to bring you local products that are farmed and produced, ethically, with respect for the earth and gratitude for the farmer and producers.
We are passionate about changing the food system through partnerships with the best sustainable growers, ranchers and producers in our community. country + world. Changing Menus Changing Lives.
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OUR KITCHEN + MARKET BASICS
Here’s how we think about each of our ingredients
All our meat is nitrate-free, antibiotic-free and hormone-free. Our meat purveyors raise animals according to our animal welfare standards, including all-vegetarian diets, no antibiotics or hormones, and pasture-raised, grass-fed whenever possible
Unlike a lot of the industrially-produced bread on the market, we work with our bakery partners to produce real, hearty, nutritious breads. Our gluten-free breads are made in certified gluten-free facilities, however, there is risk of cross-contamination in our stores where gluten use is prevalent
Our produce is Certified Organic, grown without any pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. Sourced locally from organic farms whenever possible. We make exceptions for local vendors and back end ingredients when organic is not available
Soft Drinks, Coffee & Tea
We only carry soft drinks that are produced locally or have a USDA organic certification - and never source beverages made with high-fructose corn syrup. All coffee and tea is fair or direct-trade and shade grown whenever possible
Eggs & Dairy
Our eggs are from cage-free hens raised on local farms with humane and organic certifications whenever possible. All dairy products are hormone-free, including rBGH and other artificial growth hormones. We source Certified Organic milk and all dairy animals are raised without the use of unnecessary antibiotics
Sauces & Dressings
All of our aiolis, sauces and salad dressings are either made in house or by a local purveyor. Many are vegan and all are gluten free. Everyone can find something on our menu!