ROOTS Kitchen + Juicery
Give them a follow!
Welcome Megan & George Heit of ROOTS to the For Johnstown family! Another incredible Community Partner who loves our community so much! They shared their story with us & you’ve got to get to know them!
“We are Roots! A mobile juice & smoothie bar, & soon to be food truck! Ten years ago, George and I (Megan) met at work – He was a cook, & I was a bartender. We immediately became best friends. Since then, we’ve worked at a few other bars & restaurants together, but always dreamt about owning our own business & being self sustainable.
We didn’t yet know what we wanted to do in life, all we knew was that we wanted to do it together.
As we got married & began our family, the desire for independence grew until we made a leap of faith & decided to go out on our own!
With my history in mixology and a degree in holistic wellness, alongside George’s experience in cooking & catering, we combined our passions and created ROOTS. (Formerly the Stand)
We drove 2 hours to buy a little New York style hot dog cart – Our first night out, we made $8!
After that, we were hooked. We signed up for as many markets & local events as we could find, and have never looked back. The first farmers market we ever attended was in Johnstown Central Park. And since our first market, it has remained our “home base”—We love the energy of downtown & chatting with our weekly regulars!
To us, being a part of your local community is everything. And fortunately, it’s like a family here – we all follow, support, encourage, promote, & help each other whenever we can.
As for our menu, we are constantly experimenting & trying new things! We love to combine fresh local berries & melons into our juices, & incorporate other locally grown/made ingredients like potatoes, lettuce, farm eggs, etc into our food.
“Roots” pays homage to what brings us all together—local community. It signifies growing where you were planted, but also bringing that sense of home wherever you travel. And we hope when you visit our stand, you get that feeling too!
You can find us through the week at farmers markets & on the weekends at local events & music festivals- we can’t wait to meet you!”