The QuaranThyme: A Cocktail (or Mocktail) From Red Root & Co.

Corey MacDonald, founder of Red Root & Co., shares this refreshing recipe that will take the edge off of being cooped up under quarantine. She received it from one of her customers, and now she's sharing it with us.

Red Root & Co.'s QuaranThyme Recipe:


2oz Tequila (omit for alcohol free)
1.5 ounce RR&Co Ginger Apple Shrub
1.5 ounces fresh squeezed lemon Juice
1 ounce Thyme Simple Syrup (see instructions below)
Lemon seltzer


In a shaker pour the first three ingredients. Add a few ice cubes. Shake. Prep a glass with ice and strain cocktail over the ice. Top with seltzer water. Garnish with thyme and lemon.

Thyme simple syrup:

¼ c water, ¼ c sugar, 1 tsp honey, 3 thyme sprigs
Heat water, sugar, and honey in a small saucepan until dissolved. Remove from heat, place a few thyme sprigs in warm mixture, cover for 30 minutes. Remove thyme from syrup. Strain, if needed, to remove leaves.

If you've very bought any of Red Root & Company's products, you'll know that they taste great. For Corey MacDonald, the founder and owner of this small Virginia operation, that's key. Proof of their deliciousness is that Red Root & Co. just won the Elixir category at the 2021 Good Food Awards.

Enjoy without guilt. Corey is careful to source responsibly, choosing locally and sustainably raised ingredients whenever possible, with a focus on organic methods. read more...

Welcome to Fall Line Farms & Local Roots!

The Center for Rural Culture's Fall Line Farms and Local Roots is Richmond Virginia's non-profit online farmers market.

Order what you want. Shop by the item with no minimum order.
Order when you want. Shop as often or as little as you like.
Order from the farms you want. Shop directly from individual farms with no substitutions.

Thank you for supporting our local producers! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. read more...

How the Market Works

Each week our producers post the products they have available, setting their own prices, uploading their own descriptions and photos. You can read about their farming practices and contact them directly with questions.

Using our Buying Pages, you shop online with us any time between Friday at noon to Monday at midnight. You pay for your order online and then pick it up on the following Thursday afternoon at one of our Richmond area pickup locations.

Orders are delivered fresh, straight from the farms on Thursdays. Our producers share in the delivery process and we rely on volunteers to sort the orders at the pickup locations. This cooperative system allows us to keep delivery costs down to a minimum meaning more money goes back to the producers. read more...

How We Are Different

Fall Line Farms and Local Roots opened in the fall of 2008 with one goal in mind, to help small farms through the challenging season ahead. Since then, we have grown and developed but never wavered from this basic focus.

Our program allows small farms to sell their products as they come available at a competitive fair price that is set by them.

There is no minimum supply required for them to sell, allowing very small start up farms to grow and expand into a larger marketplace. We like to think of ourselves as an incubator for small sustainable farms.

Because our producers share in the delivery, we are able to keep our costs low. That means more money goes back to the farms. We are not a reseller. When you order you are buying directly from the producers in our market. read more...

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