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A creative cafe

Hastings County

Speaking of all the “creative” talk lately, such as attracting the “creative class” and “creative entrepreneurs”, I thought I’d post something about one of our local creative businesses.  That business is The Rural Roots Cafe in downtown Bancroft.

The Rural Roots Cafe offers fresh locally grown and raised food. Owner Christa Brownlee says, “My goal is to use as much local products as possible to support my community. I will relay to my customers where I get my products and where they can get what I will be using. I am already getting a good response from growers/producers.”

Christa further adds, “The cafe offers fresh salads, sandwiches, breads, cookies, muffins, biscotti, pizzas, home made soups, and home made pies, cakes and other delicious desserts. In addition to the regular menu there are daily specials based on the seasonality of a variety of vegetables and fruits.”

When I stopped in the other day for some lunch, I was greeted with great customer service, a warm atmosphere and even local artwork on the walls.  The food was great too and I noticed they sell gluten free products such as bread made by Christa.

If you too would like to check-out this creative cafe, you can find them at 8 Flint Street in Bancroft next to the Art Gallery.

If you’re a creative entrepeneur and this story inspires you, contact our office and link you up with some resources to get your business started.

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