Local Roots is now open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. All weekday hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Saturday remains on the summer schedule of 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Café is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the market hours on Saturdays, featuring daily specials that showcase local produce in season.
Take advantage of summer’s bounty by learning how to can. Local Roots hosts “Preserving the Harvest: Canning,” a workshop given by Melinda Hill, OSU Extension on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. You’ll learn how to preserve tomatoes and other favorite foods in a safe and relatively easy manner. Cost is $5 for Local Roots members and $8 for non-members.
And while you can find plenty of variety at the market now, fall and winter will bring fewer produce crops. You can learn to extend the harvest season at home at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, as Karen Geiser of Karen’s Garden Delights shares how to use a cold frame to grow delicious greens and other vegetables well into winter. Cost for the seminar is $10 for Local Roots members and $14 for non-members.
Both classes will be held at Local Roots Market. For both classes, call the market at 330-263-5336 to reserve your space.
As a year-round market for locally-produced foods and other agricultural products, Local Roots Market is located at 140 S. Walnut St. in Wooster. Membership is not required to shop. To learn more about weekly news and events at the market, visit the website at www.localrootswooster.com and sign up for the newsletter.
Published: August 11, 2011