--Start the day with fresh pancakes made with local grains, Hartzler’s milk, and farm fresh eggs. Pick up some Ohio maple syrup, or try something a little different: fresh berries paired with one of Simple Products’ berry syrups. And don’t forget to pour Dad a big mug of hot coffee from one of our three local roasters. (You’ll even find mugs at Local Roots, thanks to our artisan members!)
--If Dad likes something more substantial for breakfast, how about an omelet? Pair eggs with any of the fresh locally-grown greens and herbs now available in the market, top with cheese, and serve it up with bacon, pork sausage, beef sausage, or even lamb sausage (all available in the Local Roots freezers).
--If Dad’s a grill-loving guy, you can please his palate with any of the Tea Hills chicken patties, hamburgers from assorted producers, all-natural hot dogs, or even beef or lamb cubes for kabobs. Don’t forget fresh bread or buns, cheese, fresh lettuce, and greenhouse tomatoes. Add some Shagbark tortilla chips and the Café’s red lentil hummus, and you’re set for a cookout.
With good local food, it’s not hard to make Dad feel appreciated on Father’s Day!
As a year-round market for locally-produced foods and other agricultural products, Local Roots Market and Café is located at 140 S. Walnut St. in Wooster. The market is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; and the café is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Membership is not required to shop. To learn more about events at the market, visit the website at www.localrootswooster.com and sign up for the newsletter.
Published: June 7, 2012