Big changes make way for new activities, venues and delicious dishes.

So much changed! And Roots for the Home Team participants are steering our organization in new directions, expanding our reach, and sharing more bowls of good.


Roots joins Minnesota United FC & Allina Health at Allianz Field.

February 25th, 2024

Roots for the Home Team is proud to announce our three-way partnership with Minnesota United FC and Allina Health, where we’re combining our passion for community, health, and soccer to create something truly special. As an official food vendor for the Allianz Field, Roots provides delicious AND nutritious food options that will fuel your excitement throughout the game. 

Read: A new season at Allianz Field

Recipe Creation Day

Recipe Day is everything fun about food.

Recipe Day is like the best in TV’s cooking competitions, up close and in real life. Local celebrity chefs mentor teams as the youths’ concepts are brought to life. The youth steer the process, pushing the chef’s creativity and knowledge to make cool new mixes. The recipes are made onsite, the youth name their salads, present the story behind their dish, then everyone tastes everything. What’s so impressive is how eclectic, unique, colorful and flavorful each dish is: these are no sissy salads.

2022 Salads

ROOTS youth team up with chef coaches to create 5 new tasty dishes.

Five youth teams + five celebrity chefs + one big day creating resulted in five super salads.

See all 2022 Salad Recipes and Stories

Salad Recipes and Stories

Check out our salads from previous seasons!

Every season’s a winning salad season. Ever year ROOTS youth create bowls full of deliciousness. Get in on the good eats and the stories behind their creation.

See All Salads

Get ROOTS salads for your next event.

This year our youth made and served more than 12,000 Roots for the Home Team salads throughout the Twin Cities. We are always looking for new ways ROOTS youth can actively experience sharing their salad creations in the community. Contact us today about your idea.

Let's talk about getting salads to your event

Get Involved with Roots

Step up to the plate and become a ROOTS Youth, Supporter or Mentor.

Become a Roots Food Partner or Program Sponsor

Are you an Urban Farm or food supplier? Are you a retail business interested in selling ROOTS salads? Would you like to serve Roots salads at your next event?

Let's Talk

Volunteer as a Youth Mentor or Chef Coach

Would you join one of our workshops to discuss your professional career experience and pathway? Are you a chef who would share your talent by guiding ROOTS youth as they create their salad recipes?



Simply put, money makes many experiences more attainable. Roots for the Home Team does everything in its power to clear pathways to success for our youth. Will you join our team to make these bright futures all the easier to reach?

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Become a ROOTS Youth

All Roots for the Home Team participants connect with our organization through Minneapolis and St. Paul urban farms. Are you a teen interested in joining Roots for the Home Team? Check out our youth Garden Program partners.

Community Garden Partners