meet the balesters

We love calling Perrysburg, Ohio home.  My husband is a professional baseball player from Southern California, and we have lived all over the country for the past 10 years.  We put down our roots in my hometown and couldn't be happier.  Entrepreneurship is in our blood.  My father worked hard turning his farming career into a successful wholesale jewelry business.  My father-in-law has been shaping surfboards in Huntington Beach, CA for his own company the last 40 years.  We've been blessed with the opportunity to own our own business and can't wait to share it with all of you.

We believe in honest, healthy food and the importance of happiness in life.  Being happy is healthy!  Local Roots is a place where I would personally love to come with my husband and four children, and we hope you do too.

We keep it real in life: We eat pizza and go out for ice cream.  But we also uphold the importance of God-given fruits and vegetables.  We believe healthy eating isn’t just about not eating the “bad” things, but also eating the “good” things.  So go ahead and enjoy a burger, but also get those veggies in... your body needs it!

Our goal at Local Roots is to provide the community with a place to come for honest food, real connections, and a happy atmosphere.  

We can’t wait to welcome you to our little spot in downtown Perrysburg. 

Ashley + Collin Balester


"He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season,

whose leaf also does not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper."

Psalm 1:3