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Farmers Market

Local Roots & FoodSphere Campaign for a New Building
to Call Home

Local Roots and FoodSphere share a vision of supporting local farmers, producers and artisans, and bringing people together in healthy, sustainable ways, which in turn, benefits our community. Imagine a vibrant local food sphere that promotes jobs, thriving businesses, agriculture and a healthy planet. This is all possible through a collaborative capital campaign.

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prospective new Local Roots exterior

What does this mean?

In 14 years of business as a local foods cooperative, Local Roots has grown right alongside our founders, farmers, producers, chefs, staff, members, customers and community. Today, Local Roots is bursting at the seams and a physical expansion is vital.

Thus, we are thrilled to commence our Local Roots & FoodSphere Campaign for a New Building to Call Home!  Wooster Local Foods Cooperative, d.b.a. Local Roots Market & Cafe, is partnering with FoodSphere, a local  501(c)(3) nonprofit, to make this expansion a reality.

Based on community feedback, the expansion will include:

  • a larger market space for the cafe, grocery and artisan items to increase inventory and sales

  • a shared use commercial kitchen for existing and start-up food producers

  • office space for both Local Roots and FoodSphere who will provide onsite business support

  • an open air space for community programming

  • solar power and energy efficient equipment upgrades


The capital campaign committee has been working hard behind the scenes and is pleased to share that we have already received funds from invested community leaders, local supporters and grants.  We are also proud to announce we have campaign pledges from the entire staff and both boards!  But, we cannot finish this important investment in our future without partners like you.  We need your support in this new season of growth. 


The Wayne County Community Foundation is administering the campaign fund to provide our donors with a seamless donation process and payment flexibility.  You can make a tax deductible donation by CLICKING HERE or mail a check to WCCF (517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691) with “Local Roots & FoodSphere Campaign” in the memo.


We look forward to working with you on this important community development project!

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