In our market you'll find a selection of items for sale by local creators, including hand-crafted soaps & lotions, hand-poured natural candles, and one-of-a-kind jewelry, and more. In our front window, pick out your perfect house plant from two local gardeners. And in our retail space, find unique items that support your love of coffee, tea, and craftiness.
Browse our revolving stock of Root t-shirts and sweatshirts made out of the coziest fabrics and screen printed by the student-run business, Raider Ink at nearby Frontenac High School. Prices range from $15 to $35.
In Summer 2023, we launched our own branded roasted coffee beans in partnership with our friends at Bearded Lady: Raven’s Roast is named for our BFF, our black lab. Opera House Roast is named for our location in the Opera House Hotel, which is now on the National Historic Registry. We'll grind the beans for you to your specifications!
Tea lovers, rejoice! We're now offering Rishi's premium loose leaf teas and accessories on our retail shelf, which means you can drink it at home, work, and beyond! Rishi is organic, sustainable, and socially responsible.
Express yourself with our new craft kits designed to inspire, including needlework kits and paint-by-number sets by women-owned businesses. Buy a beautiful puzzle as a gift or as a treat for yourself. And extend the Root vibe to your home, dorm, or office with a new chalkboard sign that expresses your love of life and coffee!
Flora's Pure Pampering
Kathy Flora, of rural Pittsburg, wanted a soap that was a gentle, natural product. So she made it herself, and her business was off and running! A homesteader, she’s been at it now for 10 years, and even makes a Root soap with coffee beans!
Willow Tree Soaperie
How can you make something unique and eye-catching but that also has an everyday purpose? For rural Pittsburg resident Natalie Jepson-Kundiger, it's with soaps, lotions, and other self-care products made sustainably with locally-sourced ingredients. Wrapped in eco-friendly biodegradable shrink wrap.
Carla's Country Gardens
Pick out the perfect indoor plant for your home or office. We're the "satellite location" for this small, family-owned business that rural Pittsburg residents Carla and Ed Thompson started in 2002.
These local gardeners sell unique houseplants in equally unique pots — perfect for gift-giving or adding some fun to your space.
Peridot & Pearl
Pittsburg social worker Nicole Gilmore founded Peridot & Pearl to provide hand-poured, small batch candles from all natural, toxin-free waxes with wooden wicks so they burn cleanly!
Frontenac resident Emily Curlee is a creative Native American who specializes in candles, wax melts, and seed bead jewelry. Her candles and wax melts are made of all natural soy wax and fragrances.
Autumn's Crocheted Animals
Autumn Wiske creates adorable tiny animals in a range of styles. Stop by to adopt one for yourself or a friend. She also teaches crochet camps at Root! Interested? Watch our social media channels for announcements!
Malachi & Asher
These two creative kids produce the cutest greeting cards and sweetest original jewelry.
Pittsburg State University Art major Claire Bruening started her own brand to share her art in an alternative but accessible way that can be incorporated into everyday life. Her premium canvas totes with washable prints of her work can be used for any occasion!
Pittsburg resident Amy Mengarelli keeps us supplied with lots of cute and clever options for stickers, seasonal-themed gift card holders, and other fun paper crafts.
Kira Nickel uses polymer clay to handcraft unique and fun earrings, from tiny sunflowers to KC Chiefs-inspired red and gold creations.