bpc 6.jpg

The momentum of Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe as they sprout up in food deserts across the country will quickly make the new startup a household name. Inserting themselves into blighted communities and providing fresh produce, bulk dry goods and essentials in areas that need it most.

me roots and vine tshirt.jpg



Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe Inc., is a start-up aiming to revolutionize the convenience store concept. Connecting Farmers To People and Reconnecting People With Real Food. Our core mission is to target and eliminate food deserts in blighted neighborhoods, create jobs for the communities we serve as well as specialized franchise opportunities. We are dedicated to building relationships with family farmers nationwide to supply our locations, that will increase their bottom line and provide Roots & Vine Produce and Cafes with the best quality produce available. Offering communal space alongside the store gives each location the possibility to connect with people of the community, host workshops, classes, food demos and healthy dialogue with customers to introduce to them healthier food options, recipes and solutions to reduce food related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.


Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe; Inc., is spearheaded by Ms. Ena Jones, a single mother of 3, born and raised on Chicago's south side. She is also a DeVry University student majoring in Business, Marketing and Advertising. She is a caterer and seasoned entrepreneur twenty years and counting. She is also a self-published writer & owner of Everyday Butterfly Home Spa Collection a self-care product line of 100% natural and organic ingredients.

roots and vine collage.jpg

Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe; will revolutionize the convenience store one zip code at a time. It should be a basic human right to eat quality food instead of food like products that are available at almost every turn. The rate of food deserts nationwide is an epidemic, the USDA acknowledges this with a lengthy map of the nationwide shortage of access to real food.  All of these areas are an ideal location for Roots &Vine Produce and Cafe.

There is more fruit in a rich man's shampoo, than on a poor man's plate.

enainfrontofrootsandvinecafeinc .jpg

butterfly three.jpg



Our health is directly correlated to the foods we eat. It should be just as easy to get a fresh produce or bulk dry goods at reasonable prices from the corner store, just as easy as it is to get genetically modified chips, chemical laden drinks and years old canned goods. If we continue to eat food like products we will continue to suffer from food related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. We must eat beyond the basic apple a day, concentrated orange juice that is truly orange flavored water and industrialized citric acid, unGodly bleached and blindly enriched grains. We must return to real food!

adult-agriculture-backyard-planting-162637.jpgFor this reason we turn to our great Family Farmers! They possess the artillery and Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe will be the boots on the ground to fight the war on health in our communities.

The magnitude of this business plan is HUGE!! Our communities are in dire need of healthy food and our family farmers need economic stability to continue to produce great harvest. Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe will be the farm to kitchen table catalyst our families need for optimal health.

Cafe in our stores offers the community an environment where they can come to connect, network, learn, share and obtain information to utilize with their family and peers.

Huge conglomerate grocers appeal to the wealthy offering quality produce at premium prices that the average 99% of the population cannot afford. Our target market is low to moderate income families. According to the United Stated Department of Agriculture the access to food especially healthy food is scarce. (Food insecurity data conference

Green Table Talk logo.jpggroup talks.jpg

#GREENTABLETALKS check our website for food demos, workshops and classes

 Fresh Produce Supplied By Black Farmers, Co-ops & Urban Growers


Revolutionizing Convenience One Zip-Code at a Time


dry goods.jpg

Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe along with family farmers nationwide, will bring the freshest produce, bulk dry goods and essentials to blighted neighborhoods, eliminating food deserts one zip code at a time! Cross marketing with our vending farmers in all our stores and on our sites will let customers know exactly who's growing their food. While great things Are cooking in the cafe, join us in healthy dialogue around or Green Table Talk sessions, share, get informed and experience new flavors that will heal the spirit of all the communities We touch. ❤ Here is a complete list of Black Grocery Stores and Farmers Markets




Roots & Vine 3 248-256 W. 59th.jpg


The dimensions are 30x125 (3750sq ff). Our plans to build a second storey will increase our square footage to 5050 sq ft.


ENA model-building iso.png

ENA model-level 1 plan.png

ENA model-level 2 inside.pngENA model- context.PNG




Roots & Vine Produce and Cafes, will be cashless transactions, which will offer security in the most challenging communities. Being cashless offers an advantage of inventory control and up-to-the-minute profit and loss for each location for true data analysis. Minimal startup investment for each 3000 square foot (or less) location should not exceed $175k the annual gross return on investment estimates to exceed $250k. Our franchise model is one-of-a- kind. Franchise opportunities will give deference to people within their communities who will work for up to 36 months as a salaried partner into store ownership. 


Our projected sales are between $150,000 tru $250,000

These numbers are based on average ticket of $12 x 40 sales= $480 per day

$480x6 days= $2880 per week $11,520 per month $138,240

These numbers could easily double.

Our food cost are low because everything is fresh made. No prepackaged food.

Our yearly expenses is estimated to be 53.


Based on these modest projections, we can offer 10% annual dividends per investment of $100.


Minimum Raise: $32,000

Maximum Raise: $107,000

Number of Shares: 5350

Price per share/unit: $20

Minimum Investment: $100

Company Estimated Valuation: $215,000


Connect with Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe,Inc

Facebook: Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe 

Facebook Group: Green Table Talk

Twitter: RootsVine

Instagram: rootsvineproduceand



          Our Accomplishments



bpc 6.jpg




Ena Jones Headshot_2.jpg

Ena Jones

President / CEO


Executive Operations Manager for Roots and Vines

Kenyatta Draper

Kenyatta Draper is a native of the South Side Chicago, IL Englewood/Auburn Gresham area. Kenyatta is a budding business owner in the clothing apparel, managing and consulting, and the child care industries. Additionally, she comes with 10+ years Business Relationship Management & Systems Application Analyst Experience within the procurement and contingent labor workforce. Kenyatta's eager to incorporate her business acumen and previous experiences into her new experiences with us as our Executive Operations Manager for Roots and Vine.



Mykaylah Goodman

unknown (1).jpg


Shelby Parchman

InUrban Strategies


Executive Summary


Subscription Agreement

Offering Memorandum


Pitch Deck

SEC Filing


53 Comments found

Your E-mail is secure with us and never show publicly

  • Adianna Littrell
    Adianna Littrell
    2 years ago
    This is amazing, this was on my mind this morning when I woke and I am seeing this article and fund raiser for the first time. My goal is to partake but may miss the set deadline. I love this and your are appreciated
  • nate johnson
    nate johnson
    2 years ago
    Is this the second round raise
  • Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce And Café Inc [Equity Offer] [$20 Per Share]
    Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce And Café Inc [Equity Offer] [$20 Per Share]
    2 years ago
    Hello Friends, Family and Supporters!! We are almost there!! Please check our facebook page for updates and more details for our Grand Opening Date!!
    • nate johnson
      nate johnson
      2 years ago
      Not on Facebook when is the grand opening
  • Juanita McLeod
    Juanita McLeod
    2 years ago
    Wow! I am so sorry I missed out on such a great plan to invest in. I feel like there should be more grocers like this in our community. It takes dedication and passion. Love, love, love this idea. I will love to invest in your franchise in the future.
  • Chris
    3 years ago
    We need a couple of these in Charlotte, NC and more. Thank you for executing your passion.
  • Jwyanza Evans
    Jwyanza Evans
    3 years ago
    Hello Queens
    I'm here in KC, Mo. I would love to talk to someone about projects here.
  • Tannan
    3 years ago
    I love the work you doing in your community. I would like to invest. Is the opportunity still available? This is so needed in many of our communities.
  • Ena Jones
    Ena Jones
    3 years ago
    I cannot thank you guys enough!💕💕💕😘
    You will be proud of what we have in store!
  • Yvette
    3 years ago
    I need more information on investing. Sounds good.
  • Cree Thompson
    Cree Thompson
    3 years ago
    Hello! Are you still in need of investors?
  • Michael Jeffreys
    Michael Jeffreys
    3 years ago
    How do I proceed with investing in this business?
  • bronson stevenson
    bronson stevenson
    3 years ago
    Hello i am very interested in investing in shares to the company please send any info to help me facilitate the purchase. Thank you in advance
  • nate j0hnson
    nate j0hnson
    3 years ago
    What happens if goal is not met!
  • Steve brownlee
    Steve brownlee
    3 years ago
    I would love to get involved and possibly own a location if its viable.
    I love the ideal.
    3 years ago
    This is absolutely amazing! Count me in..
  • Dee
    3 years ago
  • Izreal
    3 years ago
    I very seriously want to invest seriously
  • Delroy harris
    Delroy harris
    3 years ago
    Good morning my question is if I wanted to invest say 100 now then another 100 or 200 like another 2 weeks is that possible or does evrything have to b all at once..and also I notice the investment includes equity ownersihip of that property listed is there anymore info on that as well
  • Marcus D Roberson
    Marcus D Roberson
    3 years ago
    Happy New Beginning Family! This is a wonderful idea, and we’re looking forward to investing in and hopefully getting more information about franchise opportunities in the future.
    Question-for the inexperienced, what would a cashless transaction look like and how would you sell to those who prefer and or only carry cash?
  • Lorna Cardoza
    Lorna Cardoza
    3 years ago
    Hi I’m from the Uk,How do I invest and what’s the minimum to invest a month?
  • James
    3 years ago
    Ready to get start investing
  • James
    3 years ago
    Ready to get start investing
  • Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
    Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
    3 years ago
    The outpouring of love support & encouragement is so very much appreciated! 💕
    Thank you so much Family!
  • Daana Andre
    Daana Andre
    3 years ago
    How do I proceed with investing in this business.
    • Sure Lickings
      Sure Lickings
      1 year ago
      sure, and thanks
    • Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
      Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
      3 years ago
      Good Evening, Thanks fort joining us💕
      Simply choose a level you want to invest & Follow the prompts... Quick and easy 😁
      You'll Recieve a confirmation email. You'll Recieve a certificate at the end of our offer around March 2019. Thanks Again family
  • Ryan Hunt
    Ryan Hunt
    3 years ago
    I want to invest
    • Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
      Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
      3 years ago
      Thanks for joining us Ryan!
      Investing its simple. Please choose a desired level of investing & follow the info prompts. You'll shortly after receive a confirmation email. Certificates will be sent around March 2019.
      Thanks for your support family💕
  • Anita Burress
    Anita Burress
    3 years ago
    How can I implement this project in London, England?

    As we desparately NEED, this here!

    Please contact me, directly Ms Ena Jones!

    Thanking you in advance!
    • Meagan
      3 years ago

      I am interested by this amazing project. But I living in London. How can I invest. Could you let me know please.

      Best regards.
    • Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
      Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce and Café Inc.
      3 years ago
      Hi Anita!
      I'll be in touch via email.
      Or please email me at
      [email protected]
      Leave a good time for us to connect.
      Thanks family💕
  • Cathy Payne
    Cathy Payne
    3 years ago
    Looking forward to participating. I am very interested in the upcoming Saturday sessions.
  • Theresa Merriman
    Theresa Merriman
    3 years ago
    This Is amazing! I’m going to invest in it. Need one in New York
  • Barbara Henry
    Barbara Henry
    3 years ago
    How can I implement this project in the deep south of Alabama? I reside in Mobile Alabama. It's on the Gulf coast, the bottom of the State.
  • Harold Brewer
    Harold Brewer
    3 years ago
    This would work in so many areas
  • Sir Wormley
    Sir Wormley
    3 years ago
    I love this we need more of this
  • Felicia Sanders
    Felicia Sanders
    3 years ago
    Super excited about your business! I'm in!
  • Cary Junior
    Cary Junior
    3 years ago
    It exciting to hear a similar vision is being implemented to feed and educate our community. I hope to connect to further extend our concepts and/or model nationwide as well as collaborate as where possible.
  • Adenike Parker
    Adenike Parker
    3 years ago
    My heart is smiling deeply.
  • Jamel Parker
    Jamel Parker
    3 years ago
    ThkU4 UrInspiration It Is VeryMuch Needed!
  • AuStarr
    3 years ago
    This is wonderful~ I would like to be contacted for investment/franchise information. This is a #DulceRevolution✊🏾
  • Terica Pearson
    Terica Pearson
    3 years ago
    Yes, I want to invest.
  • Michael Bond
    Michael Bond
    3 years ago
    I am hooked on this. I am with you 100%. I will invest what I can and also alert others to this amazing opportunity. It is great that we have people like you making things happen.
  • Mark
    3 years ago
    Ena! What a fantastic idea that is so long overdue. I truly admire your forward thinking! This could become a true movement in America.
  • J. V.
    J. V.
    3 years ago
    Trader Joe's is a great example of what I hope R&V eventually becomes. Notice how most of the products sold in TJ's is made by them?
  • Raetoria
    3 years ago
    Congratulations! I will definitely invest.
  • toshira
    3 years ago
    Congratulations, I will become an investor.
  • Moe
    3 years ago
    So very proud of you working toward your dreams. If anyone knows healthy eating and the needs of our urban would be you. Awesome business concept i will definitely become an investor.
  • Ms. Hendricks
    Ms. Hendricks
    3 years ago
    Way to go Ms. Ena. Your dreams and success is very encouraging. Stand Tall and I hope to see you at the top. God has given you much abundance.
    Peace be with you.
  • David Woods
    David Woods
    3 years ago
    Congratulations I knew you would be successful because of your hard drive and motivation. A true Entrepreneur and I’m sure your food is still delicious. I have been waiting on this moment. You have my true support.
  • Michael Williams
    Michael Williams
    3 years ago
    You are an inspiration. Do you know how many lives you're about to change? I love you.
    • Ena Jones
      Ena Jones
      3 years ago
      Thank you so very very much for your support family!
      we are surely gonna change the lives of our people by any means necessary ")
      starting with the right food

Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe will debut its Grand Opening on Chicago’s South Side. A market/cafe at the convenience store level, offering fresh produce and bulk dry goods. (Reg CF) (Everyone)

Ena Jones - President/CEO of Roots & Vine Produce And Café Inc [Equity Offer] [$20 Per Share]
PoBox 208943, Chicago, IL 60620

Funded: $38,200.00
Maximum Goal: $35,000.00

  • Closed
  • 141 Investors

Choose Your Shares Below

Investment $1,000.00 You are purchasing 50 units/shares of common Stock, $20.00 per value (the "Shares") of Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe Inc. 6 claimed so far out of 6 Estimated Delivery: March 2019

Offering Documents

Sold Out
Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may cancel an investment commitment for any reason until 48 hours prior to the deadline identified in the offering by logging in to your account with Buy the Block, browsing to the Investments screen, and clicking to cancel your investment commitment. If an investor does not cancel an investment commitment before the 48- hour period prior to the offering deadline, the funds will be released to the issuer upon closing of the offering and the investor will receive securities in exchange for his or her investment.