|Valentines Day Radish
||Spring Mix Lettuce
|Free Range Eggs
| Rainbow Chard
|Red Russian Kale Microgreens
|Zesty Salad Mix
|Snow Pea Microgreens
This week at City Roots we have Spinach, Radish, Kale, Chard, Carrots, Head Lettuce, Spring Mix Lettuce and Microgreens!
We offer to all SNAP participants a special program in which they will receive “two for one” on all food purchases at City Roots. Please help us get the word out to anyone that may qualify that we have this new program.
This week City Roots will be attending:
Rosewood Market Thursday May 9, 4-7pm
Soda City Market Saturdays 9am- 1pm
Whole Foods Market Sundays 11am- 4pm
Heirloom Tomato Plants for Sale at City Roots:
1 for $3 or 2 for $5
Getting to the Root Events Presents:
Farm to Table
Next Dinner: May 16, 7-9pm
Spend an evening on the farm, under the stars, enjoying a multi-course meal made by one of Columbia’s top chefs, Kristian Niemi, from Rosso Trattoria. Along with Executive Chef, Travis Rayle, and an ever-changing line-up of Guest Chefs from Columbia’s top restaurants, each evening is a unique experience featuring a menu full of items from local farms paired with wines from local boutique distributor.
Summer CSA is now Open
Planned crops for the season are Eggplant, Okra, Peppers, Beans, Basil, Arugula, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers and always Microgreens!
Download the CSA flyer for information and sign up:Summer 2013
Payments may be made through a few options:
1. Send a check to 1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia SC 29205.
2. Pay on site using credit card, check and cash.
3. Pay Online using PayPal by visiting the CSA tab in the upper right corner of this screen.
Music on the Farm! ~~~~~ May 24th 5:30- 9:30pm
$5 Donation at the Door.
Support your local Farm!!
Update: April 19th got washed out, so Music on the Farm will be moving to the 26th.
Join us on the Farm for Music, Food Vendors, Beer and Wine. $5.00 will help Support your Local Farm!
Online Tickets available Here… or at the door.
Thanks to all who joined the Spring CSA. Sign up is now closed.
The first pick up date will be April 17th at 12:00pm- 7pm. Produce bags will be available the following day from 9am- 5pm if you can not make the Wednesday pick up.
Summer CSA is still in the works but keep an eye out for updates to sign up for the Summer months. This year we have started Tomatoes, Cucumber, Squash, Eggplant, Zucchini, and Okra so far.
If you didn’t make the sign up for Spring CSA, come visit us on site for available produce every weekday from 9am- 5pm.
At City Roots we are committed to providing fresh, locally grown, Organically Certified food to our families, friends and ALL of our community – especially those that may be able to afford it the least. Many of you may be familiar with the term “Food Justice” which basically promotes access to fresh healthy food to people of all economic levels – not just the affluent. We are firm believers in this cause and are implementing a program to help achieve this goal. City Roots has since its earliest days participated in the Food Stamp program now called SNAP. We are now offering to all SNAP participants a special program in which they will receive “two for one” on all food purchases at City Roots. Please help us get the word out to anyone that may qualify that we have this new program.
Spring CSA start date is April 17th from Noon- 7pm. Pick-up for bags will continue every Wednesday from 12- 7pm for 8 weeks.
There are still openings available. If you are interested please visit the CSA tab near the upper right corner of this screen or come visit City Roots Monday- Friday from 9am- 5pm to sign up!
Featuring Chef Kristian Niemi and Travis Rayle of Rosso’s.
American Harvest Cocktail Reception – The Rosso Cosmopolitano Fizz
First Course: City Roots Red Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Herb-Grilled n’ Chilled SC Shrimp, Spinning Spider Creamery “Black Mountain Blue” Cheese, Pickled Red Onion and House-Smoked Bacon. Served with Creamy Herb Vinaigrette.
Second Course: Ricotta Gnocchi with Rustic Arugula Pesto, Fire-Blistered Heirloom Tomatoes, Freshly Grated Parmigiana-Reggiano, Garlic Ciabatta
Main Course: Caw Caw Creek Italian Sausage-stuffed Manchester Farms Quail, Amarena Cherry Agrodolce, Roasted Italian Grain Risotto, Watsonia Farms Cabbage Gratinati
Dessert: Dark Chocolate Tiramisu
Interested in purchasing Tickets? Visit Farm to Table Dinner for more information.
Farm Bill Extension Presentation
Please save the date to join us at City Roots Farm in Columbia, SC on Thursday, March 21st at 7pm
37 programs did not receive funding under the current farm bill extension, including programs that support organic research and production, farmers markets, beginning farmers and rural communities. Join us for an hour-long talk with Q&A to find out how this extension is affecting farmers, researchers and communities in your region.
Please join the event on Facebook
to learn more.
Music on the Farm
Friday, March 22, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Join us for Music on the Farm! There will be live music, beer and wine and food vendors. $5 donation at the door supports the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s first farm tour in the Midlands!
The inaugural Midlands Farm Tour, happening Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 from 1:00-5:00 PM both days, will open the barn doors and farm gates of 11 scenic and sustainable farms. This self-guided tour features working farms and gardens in Richland, Lexington, and Kershaw counties and taps into the Midland’s growing passion for local food and farming.
Tour tickets, good for both days, are $25 per vehicle in advance. Tickets are available for purchase during the tour for $30 or you can also choose to pay $10 per farm (available for purchase at all of the farms during the tour). Groups of cycles count as one vehicle. Tickets can be purchased online now at CFSA Midlands Farm Tour or at Whole Foods Market in Columbia closer to the event date.
The tour is self-guided. Choose the farms you want to visit on the interactive map at http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/mft/ to plan your tour. Visit any farm in any order. And, don’t forget to take a cooler so that you can bring home some of the farm fresh products for sale at many farms! No pets allowed. The tour is rain or shine. Proceeds from the tour support the work of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.
Complete information about the tour and the farms, with interactive maps and driving directions to each farm, plus tour tickets are available at www.carolinafarmstewards.org. You can also pick up a printed brochure and buy your tickets at Whole Foods Market in Columbia closer to the event date.
We have begun seeding and transplanting for our spring season. So far we have planted radishes, carrots, arugula and spinach as well as transplants of kale and lettuce. This week we have harvested: Bulls Blood and Chioggia Beets, Winterbor Tuscan and Red Russian Kale, Purple Haze Carrots, Rainbow Chard, Spinach, Mesclun Lettuce Mix, and Microgreens.
City Roots is open onsite M-F, 9am- 5pm and at the Soda City Market every Saturday from 9am- 1pm. We take EBT and WIC at the onsite location!
Mardi Gras Takes Columbia
February 9, 2013, 12:00-10:00pm
Led by our King and Queen of 2013 Bud Ferillo and Danielle Howle
2013 Grand Marshall : Larry Hembree
Festival at City Roots
$10 Festival Admission
Parking available at Memorial Stadium, Commerce Drive, and Owens Field Park.
We encourage residents to walk! ALL Proceeds Benefit The Animal Mission
CFSA Midlands Farm Tour
Saturday and Sunday April 6-7, 2013
Farms open from 1-5pm
Farm Fresh Fun in the Midlands! For the first time ever, the Midland’s sustainable, family farms are opening the farm gates and barn doors and inviting YOU to come on out for some farm fresh fun! Come learn about the Midland’s local and organic farm & food scene. Meet local farmers & tour their farms!
For more information on tickets, volunteering or being apart of the tour check out Midlands Farm Tour!
For more information in general about the event, contact Dan Tye, Midlands Farm Tour Coordinator, 630-248-6144 or Dan@carolinafarmstewards.org
CFSA’s farm tours also provide a significant benefit to our family farmers, helping expand their local food markets. This in turn provides a significant economic and health benefit to our communities. Please help by donating to the CFSA by contacting Dan Tye (information above).
This week at City Roots we have harvested: Beets, Carrots, Kale, Lettuce Mix, Radish, Spinach and Microgreens!
All this produce sound good? Join the Spring CSA!! Check out the CSA tab on the top upper hand of this screen for more information!
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Midlands Farm Tour
Apr 6, 2013 to Apr 7, 2013
Save the date! CFSA is pleased to host our inaugural Midlands Farm Tour!
CFSA is organizing our first-ever tour of farms in the Midlands of South Carolina! We’ve got a great roster of farms a 40 minute radius of downtown Columbia signed up so far. Stay tuned for all the details.
For more information, contact Dan Tye,Midlands Farm Tour Coordinator, 630-248-6144 or Dan@carolinafarmstewards.org
check out the website to learn more about the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL AND PARADE
Located at City Roots farm, Saturday February 9th
22 BANDS, 3 STAGES , FOOD TRUCKS, PRIZES, DOG PARADE, BACCHANALIA, ECSTASY, FAMILY TOGETHERNESS, CIRCUS, CARNIVAL, CHARITY, CAMARADERIE, FUN, EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED THAT WAS GOOD RIGHT HERE ON THE FALL LINE! HUMAN AND DOG PARADE AT NOON!!! CHARITY IS ANIMAL MISSION, READY TO ROLL???- COME ON!!!
Admission at the door with registration for your pups! Interested in becoming a Mardi Gras volunteer? Contact Eric@CityRoots.org
USC Healthy Living Survey: Receive a City Roots Gift Certificate While Helping Out Your Community
How does your family put food on the table? The Midlands Family Study at USC wants to know. If you have a child under the age of 18 years old living in your household, you can take a 10 minute survey over the phone and receive a $5 gift certificate to City Roots. If eligible, you can then complete a longer survey in person and receive a $40 gift certificate to Rosewood Market. By participating you will also be helping to inform ways to ensure all families in the Midlands have access to affordable, healthy foods!
Please call 803-777-2413 or email Carrie Draper at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more and get started.