Founded in 2008, and based on a lifelong love of fresh local food and sustainable food systems, Our multi-award winning Root Cellar has grown rapidly and, with the fall 2021 opening of our Oxford Corner location, our two markets offer Vancouver Island’s largest selection of locally grown, organic and conventional produce, full service butchers and deli, artisanal grocery, dairy, breads, and bulk foods departments. Find our Potting Shed – a boutique florist & garden centre and our sweet Coffee Project, both exclusively located at our McKenzie Corner flagship.

Plan Your Visit

Keeping our friends close and our farmers closer, we source the freshest locally grown produce as close to home as possible, before casting the net further afield (because pineapples may not be local but they are delicious!), purchasing from over 250 farms, foragers & producers.

Visit The Produce Market

A full service butcher shop and deli focused on local & sustainable high quality meats and house made artisan sausages alongside local & imported cheeses, a wide selection of charcuterie and our very own house made deli products including our famous green sauce.

Visit The Chop Shop

Artisanal Grocery

We are very proud to support local dairies, local makers & local producers in our grocery department. From pantry staples including our very own RC Common products to the loveliest locally made artisan foods, freshly baked bread & an extensive bulk offering, we have all you need to complete your extraordinary food experience.

Visit The Artisanal Grocery

The Coffee Projectat McKenzie Corner

Open from 7am every day, our Coffee Project at McKenzie Corner embodies the Root Cellar’s local focus, offering honest to goodness house made breakfast, lunch and snack options to go, and serves up locally roasted Discovery Coffee including an exclusive-to-us Root Cellar blend, local Jaga Silk maccha & Silk Road teas, as well as house made seasonal specialties including our very own soft serve ice cream (with both organic and dairy free options). And did we mention the doughnuts? Made locally by Yonni’s every morning.

Visit The Coffee Project

The Potting Shedat McKenzie Corner

Our sweet garden & floral market is tucked into a lovely corner of our flagship market at McKenzie Corner. In addition to a full-service floral bar and wide selection of tropicals, we offer an extensive nursery with a focus on sustainable gardening, native plants and locally grown veggies, small fruits & shrubs for every garden.

Visit The Potting Shed