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Dig Deep: ROOT’s December Holiday Newsletter

This holiday season, rather than waiting for that magical holiday feeling to come to me, I’m focusing on doing the things I know give me that feeling: staying present, and feeling grateful.

For me, that means spending less time checking off to-do lists, giving myself a pass on not doing everything perfectly, and reminding myself to really notice where I am right now. I’m here in this body. Outside my window, the sun is rising over the snow-covered Flatirons. That feeling rises to the next level when I think about the people I love and support, and who support me. I’m so grateful for my incredibly talented and big-hearted teammates, our awesome, hardworking and passionate clients, and the ability to do good by sharing good news in the good food world.

I wish you all things magical, merry and bright as we celebrate the holidays and head into the next year!

Kuvy Signature

Kuvy Ax, ROOT owner

Urban Shrub Gift Set

This year’s ROOT Holiday Shopping Guide is full of gifts and treats for the local-loving and earth-friendly foodie. It also answers the question of how you feed your friends and family during the holidays, while continuing to support local farmers, producers, and other globally-minded small businesses – in the dead of winter. Click the “learn more” button below for ideas for gifts and holiday fare that make your body AND heart feel good.

Joy Rubey

This month’s ROOTED Woman is Joy Rubey, who just launched Spade & Spoon, Colorado’s local-first meal kit, in Boulder and Denver and Fort Collins. Spade & Spoon works with local farmers, ranchers, bakers, and makers to craft chef-designed, seasonally-inspired meal kits delivered to your doorstep in minimal and returnable packaging.

Don’t-Miss Events

Registration is now open for Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, March 7-11. Expo West is THE place for new product discovery, in person and virtually. Explore over 2,500 booths, attend inspiring education sessions, enjoy live music on the Grand Plaza.  Register now to lock in early bird pricing.

Client News

In honor of World Vegan Day on November 1, we worked with Chef Spike Mendelsohn on a FUN “Good Day DC” Fox5 segment on how to make vegan Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict using our client Mind Blown’s new Crab Cakes! Watch it here.

OAK restaurant dining room

Westword included OAK at Fourteenth’s Italian Week (which wrapped up last night!) in their 5 Things to Eat This Week That Aren’t Turkey.”

We’re so happy that client Spade & Spoon is bringing local-first meal kits to the Front Range! 5280 Magazine listed them first in their “Best Gifts For Foodies” article here.

ROOT Out & About

Emily, Kuvy and team at team meeting

We celebrated our new membership at client Kiln Boulder’s coworking space by having our November All Team Meeting there! Felt so good to hug, chat, brainstorm, and work together in person.

Kuvy and Emily went to client OAK at Fourteenth to chat with GM Craig about his wine list, and (of course) treat themselves to some of Chef John Bissell’s incredible food.

We also celebrated Emily’s birthday 🎂 AND ENGAGEMENT 💘! Emily is a rockstar publicist and universally loved by all our clients, and we are so grateful for everything she does. We wish her and Patrick decades of happiness and love (and fun foodie adventures!)

Collage of various images from Kuvy's trip to Napa and San Francisco.  From top left to bottom right: funny sign about drinking wine, plate of food, kuvy in San Francisco street at night, waitress with plate of food, man with plate of food.

Kuvy went to a wedding at a winery in Napa and tacked on a few days eating and wine tasting in San Francisco and Napa Valley. She thoroughly enjoyed Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown (that quail!) and Zuni Cafe in San Francisco (that burrata and persimmons dish!!); oysters at Hog Island Oyster Co. and a visit to the CIA at COPIA in Napa; Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in Yountville (moules and roast chicken!); and a wine tasting at Silver Oak Cellars on the way to The Matheson in Healdsburg (best short rib… ever??)!  Watch the sizzle Reel here. 😁

Kuvy and friend

We also had the best time at our client Naturally Boulder’s Annual Awards event at the Boulder Theater. Congrats to all the natural products heroes who won/were nominated! We’re so grateful to Naturally Boulder for their efforts to make a healthier, more conscious world.

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