From Our Editors
Started in 2007 by two Oklahoma grad students, the red-bricked Native Roots Market continues to supply conscious customers with organic and locally sourced foods in a sustainably minded shopping milieu. Inside the spacious store walls sit stocks of the finest digestibles, including certified-organic meats, produce, and a massive spice bar. The gatherers at Native Roots pluck their choice, seasonal produce from a crop of more than 90 local growers, with each harvest yielding an array of fine greenstuffs, from potatoes ($1) to savory shiitake mushrooms ($17 per pound). Native Roots also sells local hormone- and steroid-free meat and poultry ($4.99–$28 per pound). Taste tipplers can help themselves to a bracing shot, pinch, or barrel at the substantial spice bar, which dons a colorful array of more than 120 tongue-tickling ingredients, from salt ($0.36 per ounce) to high-quality chives ($17 per ounce), with many zesty blends forged in-house. A friendly staff member will happily guide you through the rest of the market's well-organized shelves, which come further lined with select products from more than 70 local artisan sources.