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Our very own Coffee Project has just launched their new line up of house made seasonal specialties and the menu is a positively perfect match to the crisp fall mornings we’re waking up to in this beautiful city right now! Yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice made with real organic pumpkin purée and gingerbread lattes with actual molasses. Don’t do dairy? There’s almond, coco and soy milk too. Pop in and find your new fall favourite!

RESERVE YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY TODAY

Whilst we enjoy the last few days of summer sunshine our thoughts are already turning to crisp mornings, autumn leaves and the bounty that is the fall harvest, all in perfect time for Thanksgiving.

Our Locally Raised Free Range Birds are from Ireland Farms here in Saanich. These naturally raised turkeys are grain fed, they receive no added hormones or antibiotics and are completely free range.  $4.69/lb

Our BC Raised Free Run Birds are from five generation family run Rossdown Farms, and are also grain fed.  Following successive generations of poultry expertise Rossdown now handles all aspects of its farm from eggs and chicks to turkey feed and preparation. $3.99/lb

Pop in to book your bird at the tills or give us a call at 250-477-9495 ext. 228. Deposit required. Locally smoked and raised hams are also available!

We’ve got you covered this Back to School week with huge savings and hot prices in store plus kids buttons and a colouring contest for your littles as they head back to school!

Yes, we’ve got a special surprise for you and your little’uns this week!  These super cute guys are our limited edition back to school buttons just for your smalls (12 and under). Perfect for school bags, jackets, and pencil cases, and available at the tills while quantities last.

Spread a little sunshine with our Back to School colouring contest!

That’s right, time to get those art supplies out! We’re getting crafty for back to school. To enter, simply print this PDF: Back to School Colouring Contest and colour away. Then pop into the store and hand your masterpiece to one of our lovely cashiers at the tills – be sure to fill out all your details on the 2nd page!

There will be a winner in each of the following age categories…
Under 12 – A super sweet Root Cellar friends & farmers lunch bag.
12 to 18 – A $25 Root Cellar gift card plus one of our new avocado t-shirts.
Over 18 (that’s right, adults can enter too!) – A $50 Root Cellar gift card.

The contest will close at 8pm on Sunday September 9th 2018 and the winners, drawn at random, will be announced on Monday September 10th 2018.  Happy colouring!

Discover why Okanagan grown cherries – those sweet juicy summer lovelies, are some of the very best in the world in the newest Get Fresh article from Root Cellar owner, Daisy Orser, in the July/August EAT magazine.

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

The Root Cellar celebrates its 10th year in the community with official celebrations kicking off today with huge savings on their Dirt Cheap This Week EIGHT-day sale.  The customer appreciation week will include demos from local producers including Babe’s Kombucha, Phillip’s Soda and Fatso Hybrid Peanut Butter, as well as an afternoon of cheese wheel cracking (and sampling!) on Saturday June 9th, loads of live music performances (their very popular #rootcellarjams), the launch of a limited edition 10th birthday jute tote (with all proceeds going to their long time community partner, The Rainbow Kitchen), and giveaways galore including $1000 in groceries.

Saturday also sees Root Cellar owners, Daisy and Adam Orser, along with owner and manager Phil Lafreniere host a ‘fruit tent’ from 11am – 3pm, with free watermelon and jackfruit, and a few other surprises on hand to thank customers for their 10 years of loyalty.  Daisy Orser said: “Our journey thus far has been one of pure joy. We could not have dreamed of a more welcoming community, of more enthusiastic and loyal customers, of more dedicated and hard working team members, or of more committed growers & makers of the amazing food we have the pleasure of stocking our shelves with. We are celebrating a decade touched by each and every one of them, and are so very grateful for everyone’s contribution to our success.”

Opening in 2008, The Root Cellar is much loved in the community for its farm fresh, dirt cheap and delicious approach to fresh food sourced with a local focus, and its championing of local farmers and producers throughout the years.  Additional departments were added which has seen an expansion of the original 5,600 square feet to over 12,000 square feet – The Potting Shed florist and garden centre in May of 2013, The Chop Shop full service butcher and deli followed later that year, and most recently The Coffee Project in March of 2008.

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.