Roaming Root:  A Success story on gathering local goodness under one roof.

I had the privilege and honor to sit down with Erica Moeller, Owner, and HCIC, (Head Chic in Charge) of the Roaming Root Cellars, a storefront that brings produce, art, baked goods, condiments, meat and fish from all local producers and crafters. She was gracious enough to meet with me and we conversed happily about everything that Erica has done to create this possibility so successfully in Fairbanks, Alaska. She’s relatively new at it, only three years, and has been recognized by the Department of Agriculture twice for her efforts in showcasing Alaska Grown products and produce.

Her focus is on everything locally produced and invites local artisans to showcase their products in her store.  You can visit her store at Chena Pump Plaza, 372 Old Chena Pump Rd suite D.  Erica started her enterprise in a vintage bus, called Lil’ Blue. A 23-foot, 1976 Bluebird International, to be exact, beginning on February 29th, 2020, but subsequently shut down due to COVID. She moved on to the current store front within a year and expanded to double the space.  Well, she’s moving again!  Her storefront and her desire to showcase all local goodness is so appealing that she needs more space to invite more people.  Her new space will be on College Rd, the old Aurora Clinic building which is undergoing rehab and remodel under Erica’s oversight of the new premises.  Stay tuned!

My conversation with Erica is captured in my newest podcast.  Please tune in to listen to her fantastic story and her journey to where she is today.  You can listen to it right here on my website, click Podcast from the main menu or wherever you listen to your podcast, including Apple, Spotify, IHeart, Amazon Music and Samsung Podcasts.  Erica is a role model for so many entrepreneurs, and to those who have a vision to make the community where they live better, more supportive of locally grown and locally crafted.

I hope you stop by to say Hi to Erica, and please enjoy the Podcast.