Food Sources

The Root is dedicated to sustainable sourcing and building relationships with our vendors. We would like to mention a few of the organizations, farmers and businesses that help to create and uphold our vision.

Pork, Beef, Bologna. C-Roy & Sons. Yale, MI.

Dairy. Guernsey Dairy. Northville, MI.

Coffee. Water Street Coffee Joint. Kalamazoo, MI.

Produce.
Sunseed Farms. Ann Arbor, MI.
Del Bene. Detroit, MI.
Spicer Orchard & Cider Mill. Fenton, MI.
Eat Local Eat Natural. Ann Arbor, MI.
Earthy Delights. Okemos, MI.

Seafood. Fortune Fish Seafood. Chicago, IL.

Poultry, Shrimp, MI Cheese. Eat Local Eat Natural. Ann Arbor, MI.

MI Cheese, Honey, Dry Goods. R Hirt Jr. Detroit, MI.

Blackstar Farms

 / Suttons Bay, MI

A small winery with a hand-crafted approach to winemaking, located in Michigan on the same 45th Parallel that runs through some of the great wine regions of the world.

C-Roy Meat Processor

 / Yale, MI

USDA certified meat processor specializing in grass fed, organic and natural cattle. Famous for their old world bologna recipe. Host of the Bologna Festival in Yale, MI every summer. A complete meat processor, from holding pen to deli counter.

Chateau Grand Traverse

 / Traverse City, MI

Northern Michigan’s oldest commercial winery specializing in cool-climate wines.

Chef's Garden

 / Huron, OH

Specialty grower of vegetables and microgreens.

Del Bene Produce

 / Detroit, MI

Family owned produce purveyor located in Eastern Market. Source Michigan products as often as they are available.

Eat Local Eat Natural

 / Ann Arbor, MI

An organization committed to connecting local restaurants with local farmers to by making it easier for restaurants to purchase locally grown and naturally raised foods.

Fortune Fish

 / Bensenville, IL

A leader in the seafood industry, dedicated to sourcing and distributing the freshest products and committed to supporting environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood.

Guernsey Dairy

 / Northville, MI

Family owned dairy farm. Small facility with a variety of high quality dairy products.

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

 / Dexter, MI

Craft brewery using all natural ingredients, with a focus on open fermentation, oak aging, and bottle conditioning.

L Mawby Vineyards

 / Suttons Bay, MI

Leelanau Peninsula wine producer making entirely methode champenoise and cuve close method sparkling wines.

Long Family Orchard, Farm & Cider Mill

 / Commerce, MI

A family operated farm offering seasonal produce. Their fresh asparagus is a much awaited sign of spring!

Mount Pleasant Brewing Company

 / Mt. Peasant, MI

Craft brewery featuring distinctive ales and lagers. Brewers of The Root Gruit, our signature beer!

Rave Associates

 / Ann Arbor, MI

Importer and distributer of wine and beer to Southeastern Michigan.

R Hirt Jr.

 / Detroit, MI

Family-owned wholesale distributor of imported cheeses and specialty goods since 1887.

Spicer’s Orchard and Cider Mill

 / Fenton, MI

Five generation family owned farm. Growing a wide variety of produce. Cider mill blending a variety of farm grown apples.

Tilian Farm Development Center (CSA)

 / Ann Arbor, MI

Dedicated to the development of new farm businesses with the goal of increasing the availability of fresh, local, sustainable food in Southeastern Michigan.

Water Street Coffee Joint

 / Kalamazoo, MI

High end micro-roaster. Wide variety of styles of coffee from all over the world.

Wyncroft

 / Buchanan, MI

Winemaker of artisanal, super-premium quality wines from single vineyard, estate-grown grapes in the Lake Michigan Shore region.