Local Food Subscriptions
Root Cellar offers three local food subscriptions to make healthy, local eating convenient and affordable.
Enjoy The Benefits!
We have again reached our maximum subscription threshold for next week. Enrollment has been temporarily closed but will reopen April 1st for subscriptions beginning the week of April 9th-11th. Please bare with us as we help farmers who traditionally provide products for other markets transition to providing product for our weekly subscriptions.
Become a pro in the kitchen with weekly tips and recipes right to 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
Bounty Box $35
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 $35
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.
Barnyard Box $40
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Use a Local Food Subscription to Purchase Groceries?
You’ll be enjoying the best food Missouri can offer while ensuring that farmers can earn a good living. Keeping farmers on the land while getting convenient access to healthy local food is a win-win.
How Does It Work?
Subscribers can pick up their box at Root Cellar, Thursday, Friday or Saturday or have it delivered during a predesignated time. A weekly newsletter provides easy recipes, cooking tips, and seasonal specials. Additionally, subscribers receive 10% off all other purchases made at Root Cellar at any time.
How Much Food Can I Expect?
The Bounty and Barnyard Boxes together are designed to provide produce, meat, and dairy for a family of four that eats at home regularly. The Bounty Box is a great option for two vegetarians. The Ploughman’s Box incorporates the best aspects of our Bounty and Barnyard Boxes in quantities more accessible for smaller households and those who eat fewer meals at home. Sign up to participate in any combination to enjoy more local foods. The choice is yours!
What Is My Commitment?
When you enroll, you're committing to purchase a minimum of four boxes. We offer several convenient payment options, but please note that all subscriptions are paid one week in advance.
What If I Can’t Get My Box Every Week?
At sign up, you will be able to choose weekly or bi-weekly subscriptions. For additional convenience, we allow an unlimited number of holds, so you can create a subscription schedule that fits your lifestyle. Note: Holds must be placed on your account by Sunday at midnight prior to your next pick up/delivery.
Can I Alternate Between Different Box Types?
Yes! By choosing to receive a box Bi-Weekly and using the A option for one box and the B option for another, you would be receiving a box each week but alternating types. You can also use this schedule to get two boxes one week and one box the next or any combination you can imagine.
Do You Deliver?
Yes! Root Cellar has created delivery zones in Columbia, Jefferson City, and Ashland. For a $5 per delivery fee (plus a $5 insulated tote deposit), we will deliver your subscription to your door. You can also utilize our online store to add items to your weekly delivery.
Can I Manage My Account Online?
Yes! Root Cellar’s online system includes auto-billing, subscription holds, easy communication, and a web store for adding additional items to your pick up/delivery.
What if There Are Items In My Box I Don’t Want or Can’t Use?
We provide food allergy substitutions for gluten, soy, nuts, corn, pork, and eggs. For customers who pick up in-store, you have the opportunity to trade items you dislike with other subscribers via the “Trading Post.”
Signing Up – When you sign up, a secure, online member profile is created for you with your subscription, pick-up/delivery information, and account activity. You can view and edit your account, order additional items and even schedule a vacation hold just by signing in.
Payments – Subscriptions are paid in advance of delivery. We bill your credit or debit card for the next box when your last paid subscription is picked up. It’s automatic and you will be notified by email. We do not store any of your personal or financial information on our website. Our order site is run by Farmigo and your information is stored securely by Authorize.net. If you choose to pay for your subscription in store, payment for your box must be made by 5 PM Saturday the week prior or your account will be placed on hold until payment is received.
Order Pick Up- Please remember to pick up your order or have a friend or family member do so. Thursday, Friday and Saturday boxes will be held at Root Cellar until 5 PM Saturday. If we do not hear from you and you forget or are not able to pick up your box, it will be donated to a charity of our choice. We’re sorry but we cannot hold boxes beyond Saturday or give a credit for boxes that are not picked up but don’t worry, the products will not go to waste.
Vacations and Pick Up Changes – You may put your subscription on hold by logging into your account or call Root Cellar at 573 443 5055. You are allowed an unlimited number of vacations for your convenience Please schedule vacations before midnight on Sunday of your next pickup/delivery. Once the deadline has passed you will be committed to receiving your box for that week. Your credit/debit card will not be charged while your subscription is on hold. You may also modify your pick up day in account management.
Communications – Root Cellar communicates with you via email on a regular basis to inform you of account activity and alert you to important information related to your subscriptions. It is your responsibility to read and respond to emails in a timely manner. You can also reach a sales associate during regular business hours at 573 443 5055.
Cancellations – Upon sign up, the initial enrollment period, subscribers agree to purchase a minimum of 4 boxes. After the initial enrollment period, you may cancel your subscription at any time, giving us at least 7 days' notice by calling 573 443 5055 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to suspend your subscription temporarily for any reason you can by scheduling a long term hold in your account management.
Returning Your Box – Please return the box you receive your subscription in. Delivery customers will be credited to your account $5 for every tote returned in store or left at your delivery location.
Our Guarantee – Root Cellar guarantees our products for quality and freshness, and we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service. If for any reason, you are not happy, please contact Chelsea at email@example.com or call Root Cellar at 573 443 5055 for service.