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News You Can Use: ROOT’s December Newsletter

Happy holidays everyone!  From scrumptious holiday recipes to good food gifts, we’ve got you covered in our “Eat, Drink, and Gift Guide for the Holidays.”  Make the holidays merry and bright by choosing local and family-founded businesses and nonprofits for your gift-giving and celebrating 🎁

Every Tuesday, be sure to check our social media channels for our #TipsTuesday series, where we explain PR and marketing terms and techniques, and share some ideas of tactics you can do yourself. This month, we’re answering the questions “How do I know what my stories are that the media might find interesting?”, “How do I make my stories engaging?”, “When should I pitch my stories?” and “What is “art”?” 

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For all of our Front Range friends and followers

There’s a new immersive art experience coming to Denver. Prismajic‘s Shiki Dreams opens in the Colorado Mills Mall on December 15. Prismajic combines art and technology to transport visitors to an otherworldly realm. Anchoring the 40 West Arts District, the experience features over 35 Colorado artists, offering a diverse creative community. After visiting the experience, have a bite and a cocktail at their bar/café, The Night Owls. Click here to learn more.

There are still a few tickets available for the MBArk2Boulder Sustainability & Food Leadership Conference on January 6, 2024 at University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. This event will feature working sessions on regenerative agriculture certification, bakery tours, laboratory site visits, and more.

Join OAK for a festive Christmas Eve celebration! Enjoy a delightful prefixe menu and optional wine pairings to elevate your dining experience. Reserve your table now. ⭐️

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Bubbies limited Holiday Gift Set features their new Bread & Butter Pickle Chips and Sweet Relish –  a sweet pickle lover’s dream come true. Read all about it in this TODAY article.

Congratulations to Bubbies for being one of the NOSH’s “Best Of 2023” Awards nominees! Bubbies’ innovation, successful marketing, ethical practices, and tasty products help impart a positive influence on healthier packaged foods.

This holiday season, consider giving back to your local community by supporting Mountain Roots Food Project, a Gunnison-based nonprofit. They are aiming to provide 1,000 holiday meal boxes filled with locally grown produce to families in need, ensuring they have access to healthy, locally-sourced produce during the holidays. It’s not too late to make a difference—join us in contributing to this meaningful cause and help spread joy to those in need. See this 5280 Magazine article for all donation details. 

Tis the season to clink your drink! Bar & Restaurant highlighted OAK at Fourteenth’s Blackberry Thyme-Based Mocktail in this article.

ROOT Out & About

ROOT friend Chloe Sorvino, the Food, Drink and Ag Editor for Forbes Magazine, held a book signing event in Kuvy’s hometown last month for her new book, “Raw Deal.” Raw Deal is a jaw-dropping exposé of the U.S. meat industry, the food system’s shortcomings, and the challenges faced by alternative meat producers. It was an evening filled with enlightening discussions, excellent food from OAK, and great company! 

Kuvy drove up to Steamboat Springs to visit ROOT’s newest client, Hannah Hopkins, and her three allstar restaurants, Mambo Italiano, Yampa Valley Kitchen, and Bésame. Hannah’s restaurants focus on high-quality sustainable food, creative and inspired cuisine, and impeccable service, and have a fiercely loyal following. Kuvy spent the weekend at all three locations getting to know the people, the food and drinks, and what makes each one special (it’s a tough job but someone has to do it!) 

ROOT Team Thanksgiving Recap – Dishes We Love!

Kuvy had the best time making Spade & Spoon’s “Everything but the Turkey” Box for Thanksgiving. 🦃

Emily enjoyed her Thanksgiving holiday in Oaxaca… including this Turkey Molé dish! 🇲🇽 

Megan went wine tasting at her friend’s vineyard in Napa, CA. 🍇

Kat enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner with family. 🍽️

Jordyn spent some quality time with her (cute & camera shy) dog! 🐶

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