Planning, Purpose and Preorder
Get ready to celebrate another all-local Thanksgiving!
This is the 5th year of our Thanksgiving Holiday Preorder. The idea for it came from you, our members, who wanted to create healthy new traditions anchored around fresh LOCAL food for the holidays.
Since holidays require some planning, we always offer the Thanksgiving Preorder well in advance — it’s available right now to all members. It’s a great way to save some time and effort while enjoying traditional dishes or amazing new ones and spending more time with your guests or hosts.
Options include appetizers, side dishes, proteins, delicious desserts, and more! All our Thanksgiving items are freshly harvested or processed from local farms and hand-crafted by local artisans.
Here’s what a few of our members have to say about the Thanksgiving Preorder, including this quick video.
How to order up a local Thanksgiving
If you haven’t ordered before, here’s how it works.
- Click here to place your order.
- The Thanksgiving Preorder menu will be open until Thursday, November 17 at 9:00 AM.
- You’ll need to place an order when the market is open the weekend of November 18-20 to receive delivery of your preorder items. If your delivery schedule is set to skip that week or if you don’t customize an order, you will receive the Default Easy Box.
- The Preorder Menu and regular menu items will be delivered to all members on Wednesday, November 23.
Since everything is hand-crafted by local suppliers, unfortunately, there is a limit to how much is available of each item. So it’s a good idea to order as soon as you can!
Check out the LOCAL ARTISANS providing this year’s irresistible feast!
Kimi and Angela, the two sisters behind AnnaB’s Gluten Free Bakery in Mechanicsville, Virginia, are the mom and aunt of a Celiac. When eating out they, too, have wondered, “Is this really gluten free?” They cite hidden wheat thickeners as just one of the lurking dangers. “Eating out is hard,” they say. “Actually, eating in general can be hard!” But not with their bakery! It’s a family business, including their kids and their dad. Their stand on gluten is clear: “We don’t allow gluten in our kitchen at all, anytime, for any reason.” They’re also a peanut free facility. However, they understand that most Celiacs have other allergies as well, so they also clearly state they are NOT free of dairy, eggs, corn, chocolate, and tree nuts. Knowledge is power, as they well know.
Abbie and Tommy are partners in life and business, putting into action their belief that the simplest acts of care bring joy to those giving them. Each week, Abbie feels joy in planning and cooking for people. “I hope the meals make life a little easier, a little more manageable, and a little more enjoyable for all of my customers,” she says. Her real food is prepared in their commercial kitchen by real people. Balanced meals include lean proteins, fresh vegetables, and whole grains. Hand-made, environmentally friendly meals you can feel good about (and enjoy!) without any prep or cleanup.
In a world of commerce dominated by global supply chains, small-scale farmers often can’t get access to market opportunities. Jennifer and Tina set out to change that. They’ve built a robust hub for local meats that consumers can trust were raised humanely, in a spirit of fairness and stewardship. Their remarkable network of dedicated, small-scale, pasture-based livestock producers share our values and meet our standards. They treat folks with respect and transparency, focused on allowing every person, animal, and place to thrive.
The Flour Garden team has been handcrafting artisan breads and pastries since 2003. Richmond’s highest-rated restaurants rely on them for everything from crusty breads to fluffy rolls, from wholesome multi-grains to treats for your sweet tooth. And so does Seasonal Roots. No preservatives go into their baked goods, so it’s all baked from scratch daily. Led by Jeff Plemons, the team’s dedicated bakers are up before the sun. They use original recipes, high-end ingredients, and time-tested techniques to bake up the freshest, tastiest breads and more.
Born to bake, Jen remembers “helping” her grandmother bake pies every Sunday morning. She’d climb up on a kitchen chair to reach the counter and her grandmother would give her pie dough scraps and a jar of jam. As little Jen earnestly crafted her own pint-sized pies, her love for all things flour began to blossom. Jen’s grown up now and her kitchen is a licensed home bakery. Naturally she specializes in pies, plus decorated cakes and cookies and even DIY cookie decorating kits – she hasn’t forgotten what it’s like to be a kid in the kitchen. Her goal is to serve up simple but delicious freshly baked treats. Nothing artificial or overly processed. Just old-fashioned goodness that all our grandmothers would recognize.
For this local bakery, baking is a family tradition that has spanned generations. It’s a passion that has always served as a means to bring Andrew, Adam, and Steven together. Family owned and operated in Ashland, Virginia, La Bella Vita was founded with a simple idea in mind: high quality baked goods begin with high quality ingredients. They’re committed to creating baked goods with very easily deciphered ingredient labels, and many of the recipes and formulas they work with are their take on classic favorites.
Mela loves providing local families with food that’s nutritious, flavorful, locally sourced, and convenient. She specializes in freshly made, handmade, ready-to-heat prepared foods — they’re convenient to serve, as well as more flavorful and nutritious than mass-produced convenience foods. Mela loves knowing that her customers really appreciate being able to pull her home-cooked food out of the freezer, heatit up, and then sit down and eat a scrumptious meal. Some of her customers buy five soups and take that to work each day instead of buying fast food for lunch. “I do try to make it as healthy as I can,” she says. “I use high quality olive oil, spices, and a lot of my soups are vegan.”
On a picturesque farm in Farmville, Va., Ennis King and his family raise some of the best poultry in the state. Their flocks are pasture-raised, using all-natural methods and eating non-GMO feed. Part of the burgeoning Amish Community there, the Kings use tried and true methods for raising their poultry that make for very tender and delicious birds!
About Seasonal Roots
Since 2011, Seasonal Roots’ online farmers market has connected Virginia families with local family farmers who use sustainable, humane practices. Our neighborhood market managers – who believe in living better through scrumptious, healthy eating, being kind to animals, protecting the environment, and spreading joy – home-deliver freshly harvested produce, pastured eggs, grass fed dairy and meat, plus artisan fare. We empower our members to eat better and live better with more nutritious, flavorful food that’s good for us and good for the planet. More info at seasonalroots.com.