The Root Cellar offers three weekly local food subscription programs to make healthy local eating convenient and affordable. Subscriptions are available to Mid-Missourians for $33 plus tax ($34.81) each week from April 10th through October 17th. You can sign up for a single box or combine the boxes to enjoy more local food products. To learn more about how the programs work visit our Food Box FAQs.
"It helps me make sure my family has local, fresh, nutritious food available each week. It is so convenient to make one stop each week and I then have a wonderful variety of the items we need. It also helps me keep variety of foods in our busy lives. The staff and owners of The Root Cellar do the “thinking” for me and help to educate and expose me to locally sourced food items."
--Susan, a Bounty and Barnyard Box subscriber
The Barnyard Box is the Root Cellar’s weekly solution for omnivores. Each week, participants can expect a half-gallon of local milk, a dozen farm-fresh eggs, two high-quality meat products and a handcrafted dairy item from around Missouri. Plus, we’ll provide source identification and helpful recipes to make your weekly Barnyard Box experience more convenient.
The Ploughman’s Box is the Root Cellar’s tribute to the English Ploughman’s Lunch which traditionally included a seasonal and hardy combination of meats, cheeses and vegetables. Each week, we assemble four to six staple produce items, one classic meat item and one or two additional artisan food items (such as handcrafted cheese, jams, fresh salsa, etc.). The Ploughman’s Box provides the best of our Bounty and Barnyard boxes in more accessible quantities.
The Bounty Box is the Root Cellar’s weekly local produce experience. Participation in the Bounty Box guarantees that you will receive eight to 12 of the freshest local produce items available. In each box, you’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, salad greens, peaches and turnips. Each week we include recipes and source identification so you know you’ve got the best food available in mid-Missouri.
The Ploughman's Box
The Barnyard Box
The Bounty Box
Pictured: bibb lettuce, ground beef, berries, relish, tomatoes, cucumbers and summer squash.
Pictured: ribs, hamburger patties, old-style cheddar cheese, eggs and milk.
Pictured: lettuce, carrots, pumpkin, apples, winter squash, garlic and fresh herbs.