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The beloved strawberry – this beautiful berry signals the very welcome start of summer.  Delight in luscious local berries with Root Cellar owner, Daisy Orser in the newest Get Fresh article in EAT magazine.

Click below for the full article or pick up the latest copy of EAT from news stands around the city (and at the Root Cellar).

Get Fresh – Strawberries May_June 2018
It’s Easter weekend and we’re open everyday for your feast favourites BUT we are closing  an hour early on Easter Sunday so our team can spend Easter with their friends and family!

Start planning your Easter dinner – we’ve got free run and organic turkeys, local and island raised beautifully smoked hams, AAA canadian prime rib roasts and all the lamb from legs to racks in the Chop Shop.

Find your favourite florals in the Potting Shed, pick up a little something lovely for your table or the host, or ask one of our lovely team for a custom bouquet or arrangement just for you.

There’s sweet goodies galore in store – gluten free treats from Laughing Daughters on Saltspring Island, cookies from Bond Bond Bakery in Victoria and favourite classics (including hot cross buns!) from Portofino Bakery in Saanich.  Pop into the Coffee Project and find irresistable Yonni’s doughnuts, giant home made deliciousness from Sidney Scones and much more.

And, of course, all the fresh fruit and veggies you could wish for, with plenty of locally grown and BC goodness for your feast.  Celebrate with food this Easter!


With the world’s most popular banana, the Cavendish, threatened by a global virus, find your new favourite here in the newest Get Fresh article from Daisy Orser.  Discover the spectrum of delights from the sweet Red and stubby Burro to the classic Plantain.

Click here for the full article or pick up the magazine from news stands around the city (and at the Root Cellar!).

 

 

 

These rays of seasonal sunshine in the middle of winter have distinct naughty by nature proclivities.  Find out more about this unique family of fruits in the first EAT magazine issue of 2018.  The newest Get Fresh article from Root Cellar owner, Daisy Orser, details this ever expanding extraordinary family tree; come and delve into the wonderful world of citrus with us.

Click here for the full article or pick up the magazine from news stands around the city (and at the Root Cellar!).

The Root Cellar matched dollar for dollar, all donations collected at the tills during the week of Dec 14 – 20, 2017.  Combined with the donations received in store to the Rainbow Kitchen kettle, the grand total for the 2017 campaign is $13,801.56 (exceeding that of last year by $1,300).

Root Cellar owner, Daisy Orser said “we are honoured to help feed our community and contribute to such a worthwhile non-profit organization.  We are also extremely proud to announce that our 5 year donation grand total, solely from the Root Cellar’s annual fundraiser for the Rainbow Kitchen, is over $47,000!”.

Through the generosity of the Root Cellar customers and staff, this donation means that a hot meal has been served to over 24,000 people, including families and children in need, within our very own community via the efforts of the Kitchen over the past 5 years.

The continuing collaboration between the Rainbow Kitchen and the Root Cellar has proved an enduring and successful local partnership within the community, and both parties look forward to working towards creating a sustainable food network accessible to everyone, a belief central to both the Root Cellar and the Kitchen.

Rainbow Kitchen board member Jennifer Hawes said “this holiday fundraiser is one of the most important contributors to the annual running costs of the kitchen, and is in addition to the ongoing donations provided to the kitchen by the Root Cellar this past 5 years, that’s over 500lbs of perishable food each and every week – the only grocery retailer to support the kitchen in this way.  Our ongoing partnership means that we can continue to provide healthy nutritious lunches for up to 150 people every week day, and that’s a wonderful gift that extends far past the holiday season.”

Read the full article in Saanich News here.

Look for the Root Cellar’s insider tips from owner, Daisy Orser, in the GET FRESH section of every edition of EAT magazine.   Discover how your food is grown and meet the local farmer’s behind some of the most amazing island produce available throughout the seasons here on Vancouver Island.

Discover the lovely seasonal treats that are Persimmons, at the height of their season right now.   These beautiful vibrant orange Asian tree fruit are both astringent and sweet, and dependent on the variety, amazing eaten fresh (Fuyu) or in baking (Hachiya).

Read on in the November/December issue, on news stands around the city and at the Root Cellar now.

From turkeys to trimmings and potatoes to pies we’ve got you covered this Thanksgiving.  We’re open all weekend so pop in for a little party shopping – there will be #rootcellarjams (live music) everyday!

We’re holding a very special THANKSGIVING giveaway!

At Thanksgiving we’ll be sitting around our dinner table and reflecting on the things we are thankful for this year.  We have so much gratitude for you – our wonderful customers, huge appreciation for our awesome RC team, and much love and admiration for our farmers and growers.

Tell us what you’re thankful for on our @rootcellar ‘Give Thanks’ post on our Facebook or Instagram pages and you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card!  Full entry details on each post.  Contest ends Friday October 6th 2017, good luck!

Look for the Root Cellar’s insider tips from owner, Daisy Orser, in the GET FRESH section of every edition of EAT magazine.   Discover how your food is grown and meet the local farmer’s behind some of the most amazing island produce available throughout the seasons here on Vancouver Island.

Pick up the September/October issue for an inside look into Island Grown Table Grapes.  Whilst Vancouver Island wineries are well known, who knew table grapes, those crisp, sweet little gems are grown right here too? For this article Daisy visited Tod Creek Farm on the Saanich peninsula and discovered a farmer with a true passion for his vines.

Here’s a sneak peek of the article – pick up a copy of the magazine in print around the city.

Pop in to see us this long weekend!  We’ve got everything you need for your Labour Day BBQ plus huge Back to School savings on all the essentials.  Enjoy the September sunshine!