About Root Cellar
How it Began
"Root Cellar has been a local food fixture on the downtown Columbia scene since 2001. My husband, Jake, and I purchased the store in 2011, developed the weekly local food subscription program, and started building a better food system in Mid-Missouri.
As farm kids from southwest Missouri, we moved to Columbia to pursue a University education and build professional careers in the agriculture industry. Somewhere along the way, we discovered that the conventional food system was leaving farmers badly off, consumers sick, and the land we love so much in shambles, so we set out to fix it."
LOCAL FOOD: IT CHANGES EVERYTHING
When you look at your grocery bill each week you might think farmers are living on easy street. However, the industrial food system pays farmers only 15 cents for every dollar spent at a big-box grocery store.
This unfair system rewards corporate retailers, marketing departments, and Wall Street at the expense of FARMERS, COMMUNITIES, and YOUR HEALTH.
This lack of fair farm income often results in poor land management and environmental degradation.
At Root Cellar, we are changing this unfair and unhealthy food system by putting FARMERS AND YOU ahead of multinational agribusiness.
We pay farmers FAIR PRICES for their products, assuring them a future on their farms.
SO STOP BY ROOT CELLAR AND SUPPORT FAMILY FARMERS. All it takes is putting your money where your mouth is.
Root Cellar HQ
Headquartered at 1203 Rogers St. Columbia, Root Cellar is a small market making a big impact in our community. We curate local farm fresh food with an authentic story. If you're tired of the hustle and bustle of big-box shopping, stop by Wednesday-Saturday. One of our friendly sales associates would love to help you.
LOCAL FOOD SUBSCRIPTIONS
Root Cellar offers three local food subscriptions to make healthy, local eating convenient and affordable.
Enjoy The Benefits
Become a pro in the kitchen with weekly tips and recipes right in your inbox
Avoid the hassle of grocery shopping with quick in-store pickup or home delivery
Create a schedule that fits your lifestyle with weekly and bi-weekly options plus unlimited vacations!
Add local favorites to your pickup or delivery with our online storefront!
Explore the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables
Feed your family healthy, natural food
Feel great about supporting small, family farmers
Barnyard Box is Root Cellar's solution for omnivores. Members receive a half-gallon of milk, a dozen farm-fresh eggs, as well as 2 high-quality meat cuts like ground beef, bacon, whole chicken, or pork steak, and cheese or a specialty dairy item.
Note: Choose our new Paleo option to substitute milk and cheese for one additional meat.
Bounty Box is Root Cellar’s local produce experience. Subscribers receive 8 to 12 of the freshest local produce items available. Experience favorites like berries, greens, squash, tomatoes, and more.
Ploughman’s Box is inspired by the English Ploughman’s Lunch and is Root Cellar’s solution for those looking for a little bit of everything. Subscribers receive 4 to 6 staple produce times, 1 high-quality meat cut, and 1 artisan specialty.
How It Works
Root Cellar offers three local food subscriptions. You can sign up for a single box or combine the boxes to enjoy even more local food products. Our flexible, online system makes building your experience simple and convenient.