Khaana Collective: Wen-Jay Ying

Khaana Collective: Wen-Jay Ying

Meet Khaana Collective contributor Wen-Jay Ying!

The first word that comes to mind when I think about Wen-Jay, founder of Local Roots, is pioneer. Since 2011, she has revolutionized the way New Yorkers shop for local produce, meats and more by connecting them with sustainable family farmers and small-batch producers within 2 hours of the city. In essence, she has created a customizable farmer’s market that can be delivered to you or picked up from a local bar or cafe. To give you a sense of the scale of Wen-Jay’s impact on the local food system–she distributes over 60,000 lbs of local produce every year.

Wen-Jay was one of our first customers at Brooklyn Delhi and since then has become a dear friend. She continually inspires me with her dedication and unwavering mission to heal our local food system. I’m so thrilled to share more of Wen-Jay’s story with you.

Wen-Jay Ying's Coconut Cashew Zucchini Bread ingeniously adds our Korma Simmer Sauce to her zucchini bread. The coconut, cashews and warming spices pair oh so well with Local Roots zucchini and eggs.

Coconut Cashew Zucchini Bread