Local Roots Products: How Our Produce Options Promote Your Health at Home & On-the-Go
In the Midwest, finding fresh, local produce to add to your meals can be challenging. Many grocery stores carry produce shipped from far-off locations, often losing its freshness and flavor.
At Local Roots, we’ve found a way to offer a variety of easily accessible, locally grown greens and herbs to big chain grocery stores in the Midwest.
We use hydroponic farming methods to grow fresh, leafy greens and herbs in the same areas where we distribute them. And one of the things we’re most proud of is how our produce options promote your health at home and on the go!
The Health Benefits of Leafy Greens and Herbs
Eating fresh, locally grown leafy greens and herbs have significant health benefits for people of all ages.
When produce is grown locally, it’s often picked at the peak of ripeness and eaten soon after harvest, leading to higher nutrient content than produce that’s been transported long distances. This can be particularly important for nutrients that are sensitive to heat and light, such as vitamin C and folate.
Eating locally-grown produce also helps reduce the environmental impact of food transportation, which can contribute to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Choosing produce that’s grown using sustainable farming practices further reduces the environmental impact of your food choices.
Plus, freshly harvested produce just tastes better! Fresh produce has more flavor and better texture than produce that’s been delivered from long distances. This can make eating leafy greens and herbs more enjoyable, which leads to eating more nutrient-rich leafy greens to fuel your body.
Our Ready-to-Eat Options
At Local roots, we understand that eating well is essential. And we also understand that convenience and affordability play a significant role in our eating choices.
That’s why we offer easy salad options that promote your health at home and on the go.
Pre-made Salad in a Jar
Our pre-made salad in a jar is a perfect, healthy option for enjoying a fresh meal at home or on the go. All of our jarred salads are packaged with dressing in the jar so all you have to do is open, add your dressing, shake, and viola – your meal is ready!
Local Roots’ jarred salads come in various flavors, such as chicken Caesar, savory Greek, southwestern chicken, summer garden, and spicy southwest.
There’s no need to stress about meal prepping or what to bring to the office for lunch. Our jarred salads can be purchased and stored in the fridge, so your meal is ready to go when you are. Plus, you can always count on locally grown fresh greens in your Local Roots salad in a jar.
Local Roots salad kits are another fantastic option for a healthy, easy meal at home or on the go.
Our recyclable salad kit boxes include everything you need for a quick and delicious meal. Not only will you find fresh lettuce, delicious toppings, and tasty dressing, but our salad kits conveniently come with a fork so you can easily enjoy this healthy option.
Similar to our jarred salads, the salad kits come in an assortment of flavors, including classic Caesar, sunny cranberry, Asian crisp, and sweet harvest.
Our Selection of Lettuce and Herbs
Aside from our ready to eat options, we offer a plethora of choices when it comes to our lettuce and herbs, which are a top choice for making salads and cooking at home.
Let Us be Your Choice for Lettuce
When choosing a Local Roots lettuce, you can’t go wrong. Nutrient-dense, rich in fiber, and naturally low in calories, Local Roots lettuce is a delicious choice for your main dish or side.
Plus, all of our lettuce is herbicide and pesticide free, and locally grown. Here are some of the lettuce options we offer here at Local Root:
Aurora: Aurora lettuce is known for its soft, tender leaves and sweet flavor. It’s a light green, butterhead lettuce and is commonly used in salads.
Baby Arugula Blend: Baby arugula is a type of leafy green that has a slightly bitter and peppery taste. Local Roots offers a blend of baby arugula with other greens for a balanced and flavorful taste.
Baby Butter: Baby butter lettuce is a type of butterhead lettuce that has a soft texture and a mild, buttery flavor. It’s a popular choice for salads and sandwiches.
Baby Green Leaf: Leafy green with a delicate flavor and soft texture, baby green leaf lettuce is often used for salads. It’s a good source of vitamins A and C.
Baby Romaine: This is a smaller version of romaine lettuce, with a crisp texture and slightly sweet flavor. It’s a top choice for salads and is a good source of vitamins A and K.
Romaine: Similar to baby romaine, this lettuce has a crunchy texture, with a slightly bitter taste. Romaine is commonly used in Caesar salads and is also a good source of vitamins A and K.
Spring Mix: Blended with various greens, including arugula, spinach, and lettuce, spring mix has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and is often used as a base for salads.
Each of our lettuce options is fresh, nutritious, and flavorful, making them an excellent option for anyone looking to enjoy a delicious salad!
A Tour of Herb Options
In addition to lettuce, Local Roots grows a fresh variety of herbs to use in salads and other dishes.
Our herb selection includes bay leaves, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, and our signature poultry blend.
Bay leaves are a staple in soups, stews, and marinades and add a subtle, earthy flavor to dishes.
Chives are used in a variety of dishes, from salads to omelets, and add a mild onion-like flavor. Cilantro, on the other hand, is a fresh and bright herb that’s often used in Mexican and Asian cuisine.
Dill is a fragrant herb that pairs well with seafood and is often used in pickling. Mint is a refreshing herb that’s often used in cocktails and desserts but can also be used in savory dishes like salads and sauces. Oregano is a key ingredient in Italian cuisine and is often used in tomato-based cuisines.
Rosemary has a pine-like flavor and is often used to flavor meats like lamb and chicken, as well as potatoes and bread. Sage is an herb with a strong earthy flavor that’s often used in stuffing and poultry dishes. Thyme is a fragrant herb that pairs well with a range of foods, from meats to vegetables and adds a subtle lemony flavor.
Finally, our signature poultry blend is a special combination of herbs that are specifically designed to complement poultry dishes. This blend is perfect for seasoning chicken, turkey, and other poultry dishes.
Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out in the kitchen, our herbs are sure to add savory flavor to any meal.
Local Roots at Home or On-the-Go
If you’re looking for a way to have healthy food options at home or on the go, look no further than Local Roots. Our wide range of fresh, local produce options is made to support your health and wellness goals.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy salad to take on the go, or fresh herbs to add flavor to your home-cooked meals, Local Roots has got you covered. Our produce options are locally sourced, ensuring you’re getting high-quality ingredients.
By choosing Local Roots, you’re supporting not only your health and well-being but also the health of your local community. Take action today and start incorporating Local Roots produce options into your daily routine. Your body and taste buds will thank you!