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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.

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.


 / Buchanan, MI

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