Here we go again!
From the left: Arlen, Ellie, Aaron, Joel - Photo Credit: Jeff
Ellie, Max, Jeff, Aaron and Joel of The Root Cellar & On The Move Organics are thrilled/terrified to share with our incredible band of supporters that we are expanding the cafe.
It seems like only a year ago (oh yeah...it was) that we were finishing up another renovation, this one to get the doors open on London’s first local organic cafe. The past twelve months at The Root Cellar have been an absolute whirlwind as we leapt face-first into the realm of sustainable food service. From strengthening existing relationships with our farmers and producers, to developing tasty and local dishes, to getting to know the radical and creative folks that frequent the cafe, to learning how to work together as a collective, the past year has been equal parts rewarding and chaotic, and we wouldn’t change a second of it.
And so now we’re delving into another sustainable renovation, this time in the space right beside the cafe. Our old friend and reclaimed innovator Arlen Horrell is once again swinging a hammer for us and keeping his eye out for funky salvaged materials for this new addition. We’ll keep you updated as work progresses over the summer and early fall, and share peeks of some of Arlen’s projects. There may be the occassional thud heard through the arches, but our plan is to remain open through the renovation.
Now the main part. None of this would have been possible without the colossal support of our customers--many of whom we now count as friends. To everyone who has supported On The Move Organics and The Root Cellar: thank you. Thank you for buying your morning coffee from us. Thank you for waiting in line at lunch time, and coming back day after day. Thank you for throwing your change in our Espresso Machine Fund (and for buying your latte from us after we got our beautiful Fiorenzato!). Thank you for asking us to cater your event. Thank you for shopping at the market, or ordering your groceries from us. Thank you for your words of support and encouragement. Thank you for proving that London cares about small-scale, sustainable agriculture. We don’t know how to say it with any more gravity than that, but please know that we feel incredibly blessed to be working in a city with such a supportive, wacky and wonderful bunch of folks as all of you.