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.
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.
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.
Northern Michigan’s oldest commercial winery specializing in cool-climate wines.
Specialty grower of vegetables and microgreens.
Family owned produce purveyor located in Eastern Market. Source Michigan products as often as they are available.
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.
A leader in the seafood industry, dedicated to sourcing and distributing the freshest products and committed to supporting environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood.
Family owned dairy farm. Small facility with a variety of high quality dairy products.
Craft brewery using all natural ingredients, with a focus on open fermentation, oak aging, and bottle conditioning.
Leelanau Peninsula wine producer making entirely methode champenoise and cuve close method sparkling wines.
A family operated farm offering seasonal produce. Their fresh asparagus is a much awaited sign of spring!
Craft brewery featuring distinctive ales and lagers. Brewers of The Root Gruit, our signature beer!
Importer and distributer of wine and beer to Southeastern Michigan.
Family-owned wholesale distributor of imported cheeses and specialty goods since 1887.
Five generation family owned farm. Growing a wide variety of produce. Cider mill blending a variety of farm grown apples.
Dedicated to the development of new farm businesses with the goal of increasing the availability of fresh, local, sustainable food in Southeastern Michigan.
High end micro-roaster. Wide variety of styles of coffee from all over the world.
Winemaker of artisanal, super-premium quality wines from single vineyard, estate-grown grapes in the Lake Michigan Shore region.