We are thrilled to announce the warm opening of our very own Fresh Roots Cafe in Owen Sound. The Café is a social enterprise project that has been 5 years in the making, yesterday it opened its doors for everyone in the community. The menu is curated with love and care, keeping in mind that all the servings at the cafe are affordable for everyone in the community. The cafe has a delicious menu card featuring breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, and more! And guess what all the menu falls under $8 and you got to try our ironwood coffee starting at just $1!
We thank everyone who has made this initiative possible, CMHA staff, our chefs, our community, and most importantly Teresa Pearson the program manager for Fresh Roots cafe and catering program for never giving up because of which we are here today all ready to welcome you all with smiles and so much love in our hearts.
Reflecting back on the history of the Fresh Roots Cafe Program:
Fresh Roots cafe and catering is housed out of 1026 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound. A portion of funds raised from Ride Don’t hide (an annual CMHA fundraising event) was used to start this social enterprise program. Fresh Roots Cafe and Catering provide a supportive setting where as many as ten people with lived mental health experience work under the guidance of CMHA staff to learn cooking and catering skills. While many people living with a mental illness are typically excluded from the mainstream economy, participants in this CMHA program receive an income as they prepare nutritious foods, make and sell homemade jams and sauces from CMHA’s gardens and provide catering services in the community. The initiative was designed to build food skills, reduce social isolation, and increase access to healthy food while connecting people to other community-based resources including health, legal, and housing services
Our menu: Fresh Roots Café Menu
The cafe is open seven days a week from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm.
We are just doing take-out right now, keeping in mind all the Covid-19 rules and regulations.
Location-1028 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H7
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Can’t wait to see you all there! 🙂